Yasir Hussain’s unpleasant comment created an uproar in the entertainment fraternity. His joke about child molestation at the mega, star-studded event HUM TV Awards ceremony was totally uncalled for. Ahsan Khan won the award for his performance in Udaari and when he went up to the stage to receive his accolade, Yasir Hussain said, “Itna khoobsurat rapist, kaash mein bhi bacha hota (What a handsome rapist; I wish I was a child as well).”
Moreover, the attendees at the event also giggled at the joke. However, Yasir Hussain released a video recently to apologise, but the damage has been done already.
Ahsan Khan has finally shared his thoughts on Yasir Hussain’s disappointing comment.
Something Haute got in touch with Ahsan Khan and he said, “I’m very, very disappointed in Yasir’s tasteless comment. I really do not want to associate myself with this cheap joke in any way. But what are you going to say to all those people who actually laughed at this joke? There’s a problem with our mentality and that’s what we need to work on.”
“He’s given an apology and I think we should give him a chance. Sometimes people say things in the spur of the moment and there’s a lot of pressure on stars when they’re standing on such a huge stage and speaking to so many people. I do want to say that he doesn’t need to apologize to me though; he needs to apologize to the society because I’m speaking on their behalf.”
“One statement doesn’t change anything. We’ve brought the issue of child abuse to the limelight and I personally will work on bringing such social issues forward,” he added.