Ali Zafar cried on national television and before we even blinked, it became a meme.
Many people criticized his choice to do so, perhaps as a way to gain sympathy after Meesha Shafi’s case against him was dismissed.
After his court attendance recently, Ali Zafar opened up about the dismissal of Meesha Shafi’s harassment case against him.
The actor-cum-singer teared up on TV, mentioning the sexual harassment allegation that was placed against him in Geo News’ programme Naya Pakistan. Ali Zafar was talking about the defamation lawsuit he filed against Shafi to compensate for the psychological harm and financial losses he incurred due to her accusations.
“I have stayed silent for a year on the topic, whenever an allegation like this is placed on any man or woman, it completely destroys them.”
The Dunya Jhooti singer asserted that if Meesha Shafi takes one step forward in ending the fiasco, he was willing to take ten steps forward.
Here Come the Memes
While progressives appreciate a man getting in touch with his sentimental side and emotional intelligence, that’s not what happened in this case.
Instead, the singer losing control over his emotions on TV has given birth to an onslaught of memes.
We take a look at some of them:
Ali Zafar after seeing his memes pic.twitter.com/5Oce1puwIv
— Muneeb ul Hassan (@PresidentMuneeb) April 28, 2019
Felt anxious for no reason as soon as I woke up but feel so much better reading tweets on Ali Zafar crying Thankyou @ desi Twitter ily
— hamna (@_hamnothere) April 29, 2019
gawd im really hoping Ali Zafar releases a video of him fake crying on camera for the ☕
— emxxn's (and raazi's) tay (@Tayzaab) April 24, 2019
Ali Zafar shedding crocodile tears on TV to earn sympathy votes instead got turned into a meme is the kind of Twitter usage we all need.
— کاظمی (@HaayeShabbir) April 29, 2019
"Aur ab aap halki si base lagayen cheeks pey" pic.twitter.com/FRPe61HjVS
— Saad Amjad (@SaadAmjad_) April 28, 2019
lmao that pic of Ali Zafar crying reminds me of when you've just eaten nihari and accidentally rub your eyes without washing your hands first…hurts like a b
— minz (@theinminz) April 28, 2019
Ali zafar crying on TV is so embarrassing lmao I'm so done with harassers who try to use mental health to gain sympathy. like maybe you shouldn't have been a fucking chutiya in the first place. just a thought
— babar azam will defeat the night king (@karachizayn) April 28, 2019
Did #AliZafar just cry on national tv? I LOVE IT WHEN WOMEN REDUCE MEN TO TEARS😂😭 Even though they might be fake, ya know.
— Rida (@RidaLodhi6) April 28, 2019
Shouldn’t be laughing but Ali Zafar crying live is hella funny. 😂
— Marium Haqqani (@marium_haqqani) April 28, 2019
— Anas Iqbal (@Anaslqbal) April 9, 2016
Some folks say he didn’t even do that great of a job.
better job at crying than ali zafar https://t.co/pz7DuR1CHO
— FatiMEME 🍍 (@FaTeriMaaKi) April 28, 2019
In memes pe bhee Ali zafar is gonna say criminal campaign chali hai uskay khilaaf lol.
— WK (@paperplanes_10) April 28, 2019
Some serious points were raised too in good humor.
i fucking hate ali zafar so much?? same energy as my ex saying he’s very nervous and literally “crying” because i was telling everyone abt his bs
— ayesha (@ayesheet) April 29, 2019
Ali Zafar crying on TV today reminded me so painly of the Kavanaugh hearings.
Male privilege and entitlement is universal it seems and so are the methods to invalidate their victims.
— ألو I CAN DO THIS ALL DAY (@Bawochi) April 28, 2019
Some people did sympathize with the Teefa in Trouble star, crying not crocodile tears.
Imagine if there were a female celebrity crying like this on a Live Show what would have been our response? Enitre Pakistan would stand beside her, celebrities, feminists and what not.Just because Ali Zafar is a GUY his tears carry no value? #FaceTheCourtMeeshaShafi pic.twitter.com/sdiP7aPowP
— 🌸علینہ🌸 (@i_m_alina_) April 29, 2019
People brought up this isn’t the first time Ali has done so.
Remember his interview to komal nahata where he started crying for no reason. Even the host was like bhai wtf?? https://t.co/iHQhNwQyYt
— WahSaeenWah (@aaaraph) April 28, 2019