Yasir Hussain is fast become controversy's favorite child. He earlier came under the ire of social commentators when he joked about Ahsan Khan at an award show saying, "Such a good looking child molester, I wish I was a child too." Ahsan Khan had played the role of a child predator in the hit drama serial Udaari. Yasir faced a lot of backlash for his comment but it seemed that he did not learn much from it because recently, as he shared images of playing a woman in a TV series, Yasir made an off-color remark yet again.
When asked why they didn't give an actual transgender the role of a man playing a woman, Yasir joked pejoratively that the person who was asking him the question was a transgender.
Yasir hussain is playing a role of transgender in some drama and this guy asked an important question.
and look at the response of this so called educated celebs, why most of them are shit? pic.twitter.com/LZG8jzLIQE— Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) April 27, 2019
Yasir clarified on his Instagram saying, "I just wanted to clear the misconceptions that some people have about my recent role. The images that you have seen over social media of me wearing a Saree are for a project in which I am playing the role of my mother. I am not playing the role of a transgender and by no means do I ever want to disrespect a gender that I have immense regard for. Once the show is out you will be able to understand the character better and will know that my role has nothing to do with humiliating or mocking anyone. We as public figures receive a lot of retaliation/negative comments and just because I chose to reply to a comment with a joke does not in any way mean that I have no respect for a certain gender. Other negative comments that we receive are never made a controversy out of so this also shouldn’t be. It is just a character intended for humour and nothing else. Hope this clears the doubts that some people have."
Rumored girlfriend Iqra Aziz also came to Yasir's defence on instagram.
"Yasir Hussain doesn't deserve Iqra Aziz"— علی ارشاد۔ (@YaPakistaniYaa) April 28, 2019
Pretty sure he does. pic.twitter.com/1XgITIXzse
Social media wasn't kind to this defence either.
Iqra Aziz is literally defending Yasir Hussain for his useless and cheap jokes. Wow just wow. Waqai Pyar andha huta. pic.twitter.com/xDRg1GOdzm— Farwa (@farwaa_zaidi5) April 28, 2019
What is wrong with pak celebrities,first this Rabia Butt cursed someone on twitter,now this extra ticky size Iqra Aziz and her boyfriend are being rude to people on Insta.Fame isn't for everyone, Someone said it rightso iqra aziz is defending yasir hussain's transphobic comments. pic.twitter.com/b0uiBQSsSQ— Asad (@GoStudyAsad) April 28, 2019
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