A few days back Iffat Omar got a lot of flak for bypassing protocol because she got her Covid-19 vaccine before her turn. The actress was seen getting vaccinated at the residence of the Federal Minister for Housing and Works, Tariq Bashir Cheema.
The controversy was elevated when a video of Iffat Omar went viral on Twitter that showed her getting the Covid-19 doze. Negative comments started surfacing as soon as people saw the video.
Family of Federal Minister Tariq Basheer Cheema getting vaccinated out of turn and at their homes. Will @Asad_Umar take notice? Are the rest of Pakistanis children of a lesser god? pic.twitter.com/lEnWmPkLdd
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) March 29, 2021
Many people claimed that it was an irresponsible act on behalf of the model. She was criticized for taking advantage of her privilege. Since Iffat did not fall in the vulnerable age bracket hence she was targeted. According to Twitteratis, it was the right of the deserving to get the vaccine first.
Now Iffat Omar has issued a formal apology for her action. She is deeply ashamed and says she will repent. She shared her thoughts on Twitter.
I am sorry.I am ashamed.I apologise from the bottom of my heart.I will repent.
— Iffat Omar Official (@OmarIffat) April 6, 2021
Reactions to Iffat Omar’s apology
As soon as Iffat Omar posted the apology on Twitter. a string of comments started to roll in. Some people appreciated her for being brave enough to apologize.
It's alright ma'am. Important that you realized and apologize but honestly the minister should be reprimanded who is sitting on our tax payer money.
— Fatah (@fatah_pak) April 6, 2021
batter late than never
— Felurian (@Maira_Haneej) April 6, 2021
It's OK…be careful next time
— NaeemUllah Anmol نعیم اللہ انمول🇵🇰🇨🇳 (@Naeemullahanmol) April 6, 2021
But others took this opportunity to make a personal attack on her.
Teeka lagta ha ab asar dikha rah ha.
— Waqas Ahmed (@ItsWaqasAhmed) April 6, 2021
its all right, Take it easy.
Jab Qanon hee na ho or andha bantay rewriyan apne apno mei tou koi baat nahi.
— Faizan Razzaque (@FayzanAbro) April 6, 2021
Stop the "repent" drama. You have jumped the queue for the vaccine which can be administered to an elder to save his life. It is your duty now to vaccinate at least 2 elderly people as a penality of your wrong doing.
— Hamid Akhwandzada (@Akhwandzada1) April 6, 2021
There were people who tried to give some valuable suggestions as well.
Good one mam, acha kia, just pay some money to poors or vaccinate few poor people to compensate it
— Zohaib Ahmad Khan (@amzohaib_) April 6, 2021
Well done. This should have been your first response. Nonetheless👍🏻
— Anjum Ashraf (@AnjuAshraf) April 6, 2021
And then there were people who deemed everything a drama
— John (@SupreemJohn) April 6, 2021
Look at you….we have even better strategy then UK…if u v a bit knowledge of it.
— Sabir Khan (@SabirKh50502081) April 6, 2021
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