Netizens roast Sahir Lodhi for trying to correct Jaun Elia’s couplet out of his own ignorance [VIDEO]
Social media users are demanding the involvement of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
Sahir Lodhi has previously come under fire for the insulting way he treats contestants on his show, Ishq Ramazan. This year History is repeating itself as netizens are angry at the show host once again for being unfairly rude to a contestant. However, this time things have gone far as many social media users are demanding the involvement of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA).
In a recent episode of Ishq Ramazan, during the segment Andaaz-e-bayan (a poetry stand-off), two contestants were competing in the semi-finals. One of the contestants narrated a verse by John Elia, and Sahir Lodhi started questioning the accuracy of the verse.
Even the judges voiced doubts about whether the stanza was correct and whether it was the work of Urdu poet John Elia. However, rather than confirming the verse’s accuracy via the internet and clearing the air, they spent over a minute trying to strong-arm the contestant, pushing him to explain, ‘What does that even mean?’
While others might have moved past the criticism, the critique took a massive toll on the young contestant, as this was the competition’s semi-final. The whole ordeal affected the contestant’s performance review even though he was not in the wrong.
Sahir Lodhi was rather rude towards the young contestant. One Twitter user even called the host’s treatment bullying. Netizens started posting about the incident and called for PEMRA’s involvement in the matter.
Here’s what the Twitterati have to say about the incident:
The majority called for PEMRA to take action:
Bullying is crime. Even hamari universities me kai teachers b es sy "mrhzooz" hoty hain.
I guess Urdu isn't contestants mother tongue but he's right. Even judges aren't aware of the verses.
— ilyasabasi (@ilyasabbasi) April 30, 2021
Host and judges should be ashamed and penalised
— Arif Shamim (@ashamim123) April 30, 2021
— Fahad Desmukh (@desmukh) April 30, 2021
Many posted correct versions to highlight that the contestant wasn’t at fault:
یہ بچہ ٹھیک پڑھ رھا ھےhttps://t.co/xtbk0QgwEF
— Shafik Faruki (@Farishaf65) April 30, 2021
Gaahe gaahe bs ab yehi ho kya,
Tum say mil kar boht khushi ho kya,
(Slees urdu of 2nd line; tum say mil kar boht khushi honi chahiye kia mujhe). Sawaliya guftagu hai.
— Sonu (@Owaisiiii) April 30, 2021
Listen directly from jon elia voice.
— Muhammad Anwar Gondal (@AnwerGondal) April 30, 2021
— sammar abbas baloch (@BalochSammar) April 30, 2021
the guy was right,
the poetry was correct poetry from Jaun Elia. pic.twitter.com/GUEdYUzsK2
— AliMir (@AliMirTo) April 30, 2021
Some Twitter users just showcased plain anger:
Valid point I was also wondering why judges are not speaking us and just try to make Zehar Lodhi happy.
— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) April 30, 2021
Even the judges don't know.. jesa anchor wese judges
— Usman Paracha (@usman_pracha) April 30, 2021
Who are these genius people? 🤔 I am sure Pakistan has plenty adab daans to take them to cleaners.
— Wajahat Ahmad (@_Wajahat) April 30, 2021
Now he will come up with an apologetic video 🤦
— Aadeel Bilal Qazi (@ADEELBILAL) April 30, 2021
Public complaints like these against immoral content usually attract PEMRA to take action. However, only time will tell what the watchdog decides to do about the rude behavior of hosts with contestants on live shows.
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