With the COVID-19 lock-down in full effect, people are looking at different ways to pass the time. Some are getting creative, doing a bit of self-discovery or just binge every series on Netflix. This is a tough time for celebrities, who are accustomed to entertaining the masses. Each and every Pakistani actor/actress is trying to connect with their fans. Sometimes they tend to push the boundaries to be clever or funny and it doesn’t pay off. Osman Khalid Butt learned that the hard way.
Osman Khalid Butt has always been active on social media. During this lock-down, he tries to keep his fans and followers entertained with his content.
Recently, the actor took to his Twitter to write something that he thought, at the time, would be hilarious or ‘meme-worthy’.
Find myself wondering what Zubaida aapa's totka for Corona would have been.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) March 27, 2020
Osman wrote, “Find myself wondering what Zubaida aapa’s totka for Corona would have been.”
Zubaida Apa was famous for her housekeeping advice. But she is no more with us and Butt wondered about her advice for fighting off this virus. The actor thought the people would have chuckle about it and appreciate his ‘clever pun’.
However, As soon as he posted this tweet, many people criticized him for making fun of late Zubaida Apa who was a very respectable lady. Many people bashed Osman Khalid Butt for being insensitive and disrespecting towards Zubaida Apa.
Check out some backlash, the actor got for his tweet:
Very insensitive to say that about a deceased lady
— Nadia (@Nadia67479453) March 27, 2020
She is no more. Please dnt discuss her pl please
— Engr. Majid Khan (@MajidNiaz13) March 27, 2020
She's dead. Sharam kar white bread ka muu walay.
— A. (@Ahsan_Shahzad10) March 28, 2020
So you want everyone to make fun of the deceased?? 😒 keep your shower thoughts to yourself
— Meena Yasir 🇵🇰 (@MimiSheeni) March 27, 2020
This just goes to show that even celebrities are human. Though Osman Khalid Butt may not have intended for his tweet to be hurtful towards the legendary Apa, it happened.