Popular actor and host of Jeeto Pakistan Fahad Mustafa has urged parents to protect their children from the social media app TikTok. The Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 star’s tweet came in the wake of the shocking death of a 16-year-old kid from Sialkot who accidentally shot himself with a pistol while recording a video on TikTok.
To All the parents out there plz keep your kids away from this tik tok bullshit its not healthy. Entire nation is busy doing nothing .#DoSomethingProductive
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) December 29, 2019
Much like the decade-long YouTube ban, Fahad’s tweet is a typical knee-jerk reaction to the situation. Rather than getting the positive reaction he would’ve hoped for, Fahad got called out by the netizens.
Here are some of the responses to Fahad’s tweet:
Jeeto Pakistan main tu computer course sikhate hain na 😛
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) December 30, 2019
Lol, like Jeeto Pakistan is giving this nation kids six packs. 🤣🤣
— Ghabranan Nahin Hai!!! (@tattufreedom) December 29, 2019
Ap jo show mein krwaty hain wo kon sa islami dars hai 😆
— Azhar Iqbal (@Azhar_iqballll) December 29, 2019
Whatever you are doing is not productive as well.
— MJ (@MunawarJamal) December 29, 2019
Jeeto Pakistani Is Not All That Highbrow Either
It comes as no surprise for people to call out the Jeeto Pakistan host as the show is notoriously famous for humiliating people. Contestants, which include elders and working-class citizens, have to participate in degrading and often cringey ‘challenges’ to win prizes like gold, motorbikes, home appliances or Hajj/Umrah tickets.
It is bad enough that people must aside their pride to compete in these challenges, but Fahad also has a habit of making fun of the contestants while they are being humiliated on live television.
TikTok Is Just A Social Platform
While the Sialkot shooting incident is tragic, it is partly due to the individual’s own fault for being careless and engaging in a dangerous stunt for social media fame. The app is mainly designed for people’s enjoyment and doesn’t not condone or promote violent or dangerous behavior on the platform.
Take for instance, the content of 17-year-old Feroza Aziz, who raised awareness about the Uyghur Muslims through her makeup tutorial videos. Suffice to say, TikTok is not at fault, rather the few reckless people that use it.