Asim Azhar had come a long way in the past few years. He has been a star since childhood.
Did you know he is the voice behind some of your most favorite jingles including Cocomo Mujhe Bhi Doh and Cadbury’s Kitna Maaza Aye Re Duniya Dairy Milk Ki Ban Jaye.
The crooner’s Jo Tu Na Mila featuring Iqra Aziz also became an instant hit, and Pakistanis applauded his work. However, it’s unfortunate we can’t say the same for this for his upcoming ‘Tum Tum’ featuring TikTok star Areeka (Areeqa), Shamoon Ismail, Raamis, Talha Anjum and others.
The young talent, Areeka Haq, became social media’s pinata after images from the upcoming video started to circulate.
However, Pakistani celebrities were quick to address that bullying someone is not okay and that mental health is very fragile, given the uncertain time and conditions we are in. Instead of making fun of the other person, supporting them will make a huge difference in their life.
Pakistani Celebrities Speak Out for Areeka Haq
Asim Azhar himself called out social media for the hypocrisy.
“Kamaal hai waise pehle depression aur mental health pe lectures dete hain aur kuch din baad khud kisi ko depression ka shikaar bana dete hain apni bullying aur nafrat se (It’s funny how they first give lectures on depression and mental health, and after a few days they make others a target of depression through hate and bullying ),” the singer tweeted.
Kamaal hai waise… pehle depression aur mental health pe lectures dete hain aur kuch din baad khud kisi ko depression ka shikaar bana dete hain apni bullying aur nafrat se. 😂👏🏽
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) June 26, 2020
Jealousy is the worst disease. Get well soon fam!!
— Talhah Yunus (@TalhahYunus) June 28, 2020
— Asad Siddiqui (@AsadSiddiqui_) June 28, 2020
Even Saba Qamar, who has recently done an entire vlog on mental health, took it to social media to talk about mental health.
Sometimes i fail to understand why there is so much haTe in Our society. Shy can’t we replace this ‘hate’ with ‘love’. Lets all learn from this crucial time and be kind to each oTHER because we’ve no idea what the other person Os going through! Please learn to reSpect.
Sometimes I fail to understand why is there so much hate in our society?
Why can't we replace this 'hate' with 'love' 💔Let's all learn from this crucial time and be kind to each other because we've no idea what the other person is going through! PLEASE LERAN TO RESPECT 🥺 1/2
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) June 27, 2020
@AsimAzhar, I’m eagerly WAITING for your upcoming music video! I am also proud of this little beautiful girl @areeqa_haq and all the other young talented people, trust me guys, I am your biggest cheerleader, no matter what! Keep growing & shining. Lots of love!
@AsimAzharr I'm eagerly waiting for your upcoming music video! ❤️
Also, I'm proud of this little beautiful girl @areeqa__haq and all the other young talented people, trust me guys I'm your biggest cheerleader, no matter what! Keep Growing and Shining! Lots of love! 2/2
— Saba Qamar (@s_qamarzaman) June 27, 2020
Social Media Reactions to Areeka Haq
While our local celebrities have come out in favor of the young talent, many on social media have also raised their voice for the young talent, while others think otherwise.
Haters are anxious to compete her but they can'https://t.co/Ldps2ytHlE the only option left for them is they started trolling her.MashaAllah no doubt she is super talented IDK why this generation can't see someone's happiness and their struggle.#areekahaq @areeqa__haq pic.twitter.com/9NnKTtSSTJ
— فاریہ (@fariaajaz) June 27, 2020
— Sarmad Abbas (@Sarmad_17) June 27, 2020
Making memes and discouraging a talent because she is a tiktoker? So what?
She has talent. She is not a star kid. She has achieved.
Let her live and appreciate her efforts rather than creating such contents which may lead her to depression.:)@AsimAzharr
#asimazhar #areekahaq pic.twitter.com/Cb2PgJ6jPY
— feelings 🥀 (@arslanshani7770) June 27, 2020
The nation who supportively spread awareness about black lives movement and cried over Sushant Singh's depression is the same one who trolled Sadaf because of her looks and now throwing shit on Areeka Haq because she's a tiktoker turned model.#areekahaq
— Saud Ahmed (@thepoeticsaud) June 28, 2020
Hi. Welcome to the deprived society where we condemned the suicide of #SushanthSingh last week and now because showing WHAT WE ACTUALLY ARE, pinching in #areekahaq's life just because she was seen with @AsimAzharr lately this week.
Trust me, you're not even justifying humanity pic.twitter.com/YdKW6432I0
— Sumeet Rathore 🇵🇰 (@imsumeetrathore) June 28, 2020
Many went beyond comprehension and crossed their limits.
— Salman (@suliman651) June 27, 2020
— Omer Alvi 2.0 (@OmerAlviii) June 26, 2020
— Hanzala Butt (@HanzalaButt18) June 27, 2020
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