Sometimes being ignorant of something can make you a laughing stock. This is exactly what happened with Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Secretary General of Pakistan’s Awami Tehreek Party recently. All because he shared a clip from a video game (GTA V) and confused it for a real thing.
The Pakistani politician recently took to Twitter to share a video of an aeroplane escaping a collision with an oil tanker on the runway.
Although, the video happens to be from the popular video game GTA V, The lawmaker thought it to be real and was truly impressed with the pilot’s daredevil skills.
GTA V Is Still Kicking Around
After realizing his mistake, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur deleted the tweet. But you know what happens once its out on the internet.
Twitterati were quick enough to grab a screen shot of the deleted tweet.
Pakistani politician Khurram Nawaz Gandapur tweeted a GTA 5 video believing it to be a real incident pic.twitter.com/9I3pVgWdmv
— Hans Singh Rajput (@HansSingh13) July 8, 2019
Here’s the actual clip from the game:
Narrow escape of an aircraft which could have ended in a great disaster
The way tanker stopped on the runway, looks like a terror act but miraculous save by the pilot's presence of mind
Agencies of particular country must enquire as it seems that tanker driver is crazy pic.twitter.com/zCnHpquIRU
— آصف علی پیارعلی تاج الدین (@AsifaliPyarali) July 7, 2019
Gandapur Gets Brutally Trolled
The Twitterati hardly misses a chance to troll someone, especially when it’s a celebrity or a politician involved.
The Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader was brutally trolled after his mistake.
Lol… Presence of mind or absence of mind? 🤣🤣🤣
— जय श्री राम (@dokaurikaadmi) July 6, 2019
These innocuous mistakes are what we live for. Too funny!
— Prachi Gupta (@prachigupta85) July 8, 2019
Another tweeter blamed the yawning ‘generation gap’ for the politician’s mistakes.
that’s not real but simulated , I am not into games but this day and age even games looks so real .
No offence to u , it’s just this generation gape that is causing such mistakes to ppl who r having a much older head on their shoulders
— iDontMindTheyDontMatter (@SjPTI) July 6, 2019
Someone also suggested that perhaps its not too late to get into Grand Theft Auto (the video game, not real life kind!).
Start playing GTA
— Pahadi Kratos (@Neeraj33806161) July 7, 2019
— Saptak Mondal (@saptak__mondal) July 7, 2019
About GTA V
GTA V is the fifth installment of the uber successful Grand Theft Auto video game series. The game was released back in September 2013 by Rockstar Games for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
It is considered a cultural tour de force by many. After all, GTA V is the second best selling video games, with 21.3 million copies being sold to date.