The fact can’t be denied that Pakistanis are in complete awe with the Turkish show Ertugrul Ghazi. In particular, Turkish artists Engin Altan Düzyatan and Esra Bilgiç have become household names in Pakistan.
There are, however, some local stars who have grudge and insecurities invoked due to popularity of these Turkish stars. Among those insecure celebrities is Yasir Hussain.
Hussain was the first one to raise his voice when the Turkish actress became the brand ambassador for the leading Pakistani mobile phone brand QMobile.
The actor received severe backlash when he said that Esra doesn’t deserve to be the brand ambassador for the Pakistani brand. He was also supported by a few more Pakistani celebrities. However, it also started a debate when many Pakistani actors stood in support of Esra.
Since then, Hussain has been consistently trolled by Pakistanis all across the world. In a hilarious development, some internet users have now edited Hussain’s bio on Google and listed Bilgiç as his mother.
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Why is Yasir Hussain insecure?
Hussain got significant criticism when he called Ertugrul stars international garbage. In an Instagram story, Hussain added pictures of two Pakistanis who have an uncanny resemblance to the actors in Diliris Ertugrul calling the actual stars garbage.
Later on, Hussain commented, “Inko koi nahi poochyga [no one will pay heed to them],” he wrote.
“Kyunke ghar ki murgi daal barabar or bahar ka kachra bhi maal barabar [Because homecooked chicken is equivalent to lentils while international garbage is still worth cashing in].”
Pakistani social media users were unhappy with the comments by Hussain. Some social media users even said that the reason why Hussain has shown so much hatred towards Ertugrul stars because he feels threatened.
He also got criticism by video jockey Anoushey Ashraf, after his insensitive ‘international garbage’ comment. On the other hand, Esra is enjoying a huge fan following in Pakistan.
She has a huge fan following of Pakistanis on social media and has even replied Pakistani fans a few times on her Instagram.
The exchange of love between Turks and Pakistanis is something that is definitely being lauded by everyone.
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