Yasir Hussain and his comments on Turkish actors have found themselves in hot waters once again. The actor was reported to have likened Turkish actors to ‘kachra‘ (garbage). According to details, Yasir while sharing a picture of ‘Pakistani Turgut and Pakistani Ertuğrul’ had commented: “Inko koi nahi poochega (no one will give them any attention). Kyunke ghar ki murgi daal barabar or bahar ka kachra bhi maal barabar,” insinuating that Pakistanis do not appreciate local talent enough.
Minutes after Hussain posted this story, people began to call out the actor and strongly criticised him for his remarks.
However, Hussain denied making these comments, saying that the publications twisted his words.
He said that every comment of his is not connected to the cast of Diriliş: Ertuğrul and that he respects them all before concluding “Ignore me”.
The actor also joked that he will pass controversial comments every week to irk those who get offended by his comments and abuse him.
Yasir Hussain vs Anoushey Ashraf
Among those who called out Yasir for his comments was Anoushey Ashraf who “reminded Yasir that no one is kachra for one.” However, Yasir hit back at Ashraf saying that Pakistanis have always preferred international brands over local ones.
Anoushey responded by saying that “It’s dangerous to insinuate I’m not Pakistani enough because I chose to purchase an Indian saari.”
“We all support local and always will,” said Anoushey.
Anoushey’s comments were widely circulated on social media, which upset Yasir, who then expressed his disappointment with Anoushey for calling him out on social media instead of sending him a message on Whatsapp.
“Don’t need this kind of fame buddy,” said Anoushey in response to Yasir’s comment. “Just stood up for what I thought was right.”
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier Anoushey had defended Yasir when he had likened Turkish dramas to landay ke kapray. After Yasir had been strongly criticised and been at the receiving end of personal attacks, Anoushey had urged her followers to respect Yasir’s decision and not abuse him because that’s what Ertuğrul would have done.
“Yasir shared an opinion,” wrote Anoushey. “Your Ertuğrul wouldn’t have lectured, hated and abused him. He would have seen it as exploring’two sides to a story’.”