Adnan Siddiqui gets himself in trouble over lousy ‘joke’

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Last week, the Mere Pass Tum Ho actor caused an uproar on social media when he mocked cricket Sarfaraz Ahmed for his speech on a game show. The actor, despite his status, in the industry was not forgiven or given any benefit of doubt for the elitist (and sadly prevalent) practice of the society. The memory of Siddiqui condemning Aamir Liaquat’s “joke” was still fresh in the viewers’ minds and was served for comparison. He takes to Instagram to explain himself – social media serves as a celebrity-redemption platform from cancel culture owing to insensitive behaviour – in a lengthy post. “The actor Adnan Siddiqui – as in me – joked about something extremely sensitive related to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Not only is Sarfaraz Ahmed close to me, and to many of his fans, but also as a human it was wrong on so many levels. I cannot even call it hitting below the belt,” he writes. “It was an extremely callous act to joke about the speech. This is in very bad taste, not only does it show him and me but also the entire country in a bad light. If you see my body language I was extremely uncomfortable with what I did and that I had stooped to such a level,” he said. “I’ve learned a lesson and I promise I will not tolerate such acts of mine in the future.” The action and reaction begs the question: when will celebrities finally learn their

social responsibility?