It was only 4 days ago that Janat Mirza made headlines in Pakistan for being the first celebrity to reach a record-breaking 10 million followers on the app. Just one day after reaching this huge milestone, the telecommunications watchdog Pakistan Telecoms Authority (PTA) banned the app in the country. Tough luck for the rising star Mirza, or so we thought.
Turns out that Janat herself is in support of the ban, but caveats apply. Rather than being supportive of a blanket ban, Mirza has said that she supports a temporary ban on the popular Chinese app.
Janat says she found out about the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) ban through a phone call, while she was in Japan.
“In my opinion, this is a very good step because there has been a lot of rudeness on TikTok in the recent past.”
She is supportive of PTA’s demands for a mechanism that enables to review posts before they are uploaded. In short, she is all in for more content moderating options.
Does Janat Mirza want it closed for good?
Of course, she is not in favor of imposing a permanent ban on TikTok. The social media platform has become wildly popular irrespective of what social class or background you belong to. In fact, its organic outreach algorithm has made stars out of poor laborers and villagers who create wholesome content on TikTok.
Janat Mirza believes that because a lot of people were showcasing their skills and getting various offers to build their careers, a permanent ban on the app is not recommended.
Shahid Afridi and Imran Abbas are two other celebrities who also added their support for the Tiktok ban in Pakistan.
Here is Imran Abbas’s Instagram post:
What do you think? Are you in favor of a long-term ban over TikTok?