Ali Zafar, a singer, and actor, has re-entered the political party endorsement issue with his outfit selections for a Toronto show. The Jhoom singer opened his phone to find a barrage of hate mail asking whether he now backs the party responsible for making so many people “homeless” and “broke” in their home country.
The jacket, which has several insignia representing political organizations, was a gift. Zafar moved to Twitter on Monday to clarify that he had just worn it for the soundcheck. He commented, “Yaar, so many messages as I turn on my phone in Vancouver inquiring about if I have joined any party,” implying that the barrage of questions was excessive.
Yaar so many messages as I turn on my phone in Vancouver inquiring about if I have joined any party 😂— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) April 30, 2023
Firstly, I was wearing a red jacket in the concert in Toronto last night. The much talked about image is in the hoodie I wore at the sound check before the concert from a brand… pic.twitter.com/op4Ns3Zxtf
To begin, I attended last night’s show in Toronto dressed in a red jacket. He continued, “The much-talked-about image is in the hoodie. I wore at the sound check before the concert from a brand named ‘Raasta.” This uses local symbols and desi catchphrases for aesthetic purposes.”
The musician posted close-ups of his hoodie, revealing several symbols like a bat, an arrow, and others. In addition to a balla (bat) and a teer (arrow), the same hoodie was also featured. I wore it throughout town because he sent it to me as a present. I’ll give it some serious thought before donning my knickers next time.
ہر چیز کو بغیر تحقیق کیے سیاسی رنگ دینا اور متنازعہ بنانا مناسب نہیں۔ غلط headline کے ساتھ شائع کی گئی تصویر کی اصل حقیقت۔ pic.twitter.com/hYTQu7IgmZ— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) May 1, 2023
On Twitter, a person who accused Zafar of representing a “heinous criminal party” “rejected” his defense outright. No, that justification is not acceptable. You can’t just laugh it off with this garbage argument, knowing what PML-N and the present PDM-imported government have done to Pakistan and its people,” said the tweet.
An additional individual commented that they would “unfollow” the performer because of their choice of clothing. They wrote, “You ought to be ashamed to back parties that torture people because of their political differences.”