HUM Awards 2018: HUM TV Finally Breaks Silence on Election Backlash

The social media uproar regarding the 6th Hum Awards 2018 has resulted in an online petition to boycott the ceremony. With no response for quite a few days, Hum TV  finally decided to break their silence on the issue.

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Recently, Mahira Khan, along with leading celebrities from Pakistani television, fashion, and music industries flew to Toronto, Canada for the HUM awards ceremony, before the General Elections. Due to this, many fans and haters sparked social media backlash on the celebrities and the TV channel for skipping on the nation at such a crucial moment.

After a few days of silence, this is what HUM TV replied:

The tweet was divided into four parts where the channel explained that the dates of the ceremony was already finalized 6 months prior to the General Elections.

They also explained that a lot of planning and preparation has already been done for Hum awards 2018. Delaying the ceremony would cause the loss of these resources.

They concluded their message by saying that they want to stage Pakistan on a global platform with HUM Awards 2018.

If that wasn’t enough, Yasir Hussain and supermodel Saheefa Jabbar also took their message to social media to shut up the haters.
Actor Yasir Hussain posted a long message on his Instagram for the haters and cleared his stance on the issue.

Assalam u alykum.. Salam is liye k musalman Gali deny se pehly jawab zaroor den.. yeh picture aur aisi bohot si aur jis mai aap ko @saeedhumayun #bushraansari @mikaalzulfiqar @hareemfarooq @thekubism @mahirahkhan @haniaheheofficial @thekubism @atifaslam @ahmedalibutt aur bohot sary aisy log jinhon ne khushi aur gham mai aap sab ka sath dia dikhai de rahy hain. #1 hum sab ka contract for #humawards #election2018 ki date se pehly ho chuka tha.. wesy toh hum sab kehty hain “work is worship” magar hum kaam karen toh “chilling in Canada” ho jata hai.. aisa kyon?? Kyon aap k favourite celebrities har wakt kar baat har galti ki mafi mangty rahen.. hum sab aam insaan hain farishty nah . We work v hard to entertain you all . Kyon Atif Aslam Bushra ansari jesy legends ko hum aik min mai zero kar dety hain? Kyon #mahirakhan ki har baat ko pakarna hum ne apna qomi farz samajh lia hai.. mai ne 2 dafa vote cast kia hai magar kuch fark nahi para .. kya aik aam insaan ki tarha mai is saal ka vote mis nahi kar sakta?? Kya apni commitment ko poora nahi kar sakta ?? Kyon aap 18 se 30 saal k log apny se bary actors ko galiyan dety rehty hain?. Aap k gharon mai kya sirf vote k bary mai bataya jata hai baron ki izzat k bary mai nahi,?? Agar hamari bhool aik jurm hai toh hamary wapas aaty hi police hamen arrest kary aur case chalae.. naye Pakistan mai bhi hum behtar law and order hi chahty hain toh let’s start with that . #respect #peace #pakistanzindabad💚💚💚 Aur han @imranabbas.official agar aap k samny k naye bachy perform kar rahy hain toh dil bara karen aur machis ko pocket mai hi rakhen Shukria 🙏🏼

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The actor expressed his displeasure with the that celebrities received and said it was an ‘unnecessary’ backlash.

And we couldn’t agree more because although some of them missed their chance to vote, they also expressed their deep regrets!

Model Saheefa Jabbar also wrote a message to haters and lent her support to Yasir.

Fellow Colleagues & Pakistani's, As i scrolled through my SM feeds today, i noticed people shaming my fellow colleagues (who have flown to Canada for the Awards) as they won't be casting their votes. My response – 1. Election dates were announced in end May and our plans with respect to dates were almost confirmed in April. 2. This also means that preparations for the awards started before April. 3. Appreciate the fact that our industry is going global. 4. All the artists can afford to go to Canada on their own instead of finding an excuse for having a leisure trip. 5. Everyone has a right to choose what their priority is. 6. This does not prove that someone is less patriotic than YOU. 7. Be a PAKISTANI everyday, 365 days a year! 8. Instead of appreciating the fact that they are going international, stop degarding them infront of everyone else giving an impression that they care less about Pakistan. 9. Open your arms and your hearts to accept that people can be busy. 10. Step out and exercise your right to vote. 11. Support eachother. 12. Hope, pray and play your part for a better a tomorrow and a better PAKISTAN for everyone. 13. Don't forget the eggs in your breakfast! #nayapakistannahibalkaynayisoch #love #peace #patience #acceptance #appreciate #support #saheefajabbarkhattak

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While HUM TV has posted their answer to the backlash along with the two artists, it looks like the petition isn’t going to stop anytime soon. Regardless, we give our extended wishes to the HUM Awards 2018 for making it to Toronto and we can’t wait to see it!

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