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ARY Digital’s Bulbulay Gets Criticize For Racist Jokes Towards Pashtuns [Video]

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While Muslims complain about Islamophobia, ARY is propagating the same kind of jokes in it’s hit sit-com ‘Bulbulay‘. The show not only used the stereotypical ‘naswar‘ (chewing tobacco) references for a Pashtun character, but they thought it would be funny to throw in some bomb and terrorist jokes too.

Pakistanis complain about being portrayed time and time again that Hollywood and Bollywood portrays them as villainous terrorists. We at least expect Pakistani writers to learn from that mistake, but no. Making jokes about Pashtuns being terrorists doesn’t help their case.

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We cannot ask others to stop vilifying us when we extend the same treatment to our own citizens. This infuriated many Pakistanis as they called for #BoycottARYDigital on Twitter.

All the backlash prompted Bulbulay actor Nabeel Zafar to issue an apology on behalf of the platform and television sit-com.

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