Junaid Akram, a comedian and content creator, has come under fire for posting his collection video on Karachi beaches and making fun of regular website users. The video was posted as a quotation response to another post on X, the previous Twitter, that mentioned the city’s beautiful beaches. It seems that Karachi has fifteen beaches, but I have only visited five of them. “How’s that fair?” the post asked, to which Akram edited a response.
The comedian’s walk along the beach is seen in the video, as he looks around with a humorous look of amazement. His reaction is interspersed between scenes of different groups of tourists enjoying common activities like dancing, leaping into the sea, and making TikToks. With the caption “Beaches be like,” Akram questioned the kind of people that Karachi’s beach attracts.
Beaches be like… https://t.co/1txMYzke60 pic.twitter.com/jdNcwMEspn
— Junaid Akram (@junaidakram83) November 22, 2023
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Online critics descended upon Akram’s post, refuting his recording of individuals having fun and assembling it into an apparently derogatory edit. Artist and performer Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr. made the following observation: “At the beach, avoid staring at other people. Nobody in this compilation was disturbing wildlife or dumping rubbish.
Don’t stare at people when you go to the beach.
No one in this compilation was throwing trash or disturbing wildlife.
They don’t want some pervert gawking at them or judging them for having good time.
Respect your beaches and the people who respectfully use them! https://t.co/PIACoO8go8
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto ذوالفقار علي ڀٽو (@BhuttoZulfikar) November 23, 2023
Akram was further criticized in the article for gazing at individuals. They don’t want a pervert staring at them or making fun of them for enjoying themselves. Honor your beaches and those that use them with decency! In a similar vein, another user made the jest, “A middle-aged man acting smug and judgmental while walking around the beach with a cameraman following him has to be the weirdest part of the beach.”
the weirdest part of the beach gotta be a middle aged man walking around acting smug and judgemental with a camera man following him https://t.co/EZa2jfHP8O
— baysabri (@nowaaais) November 23, 2023
An online user made the accusation that the internet personality had a superiority problem. Yes, excellent humor, but tell me where you believe you stand on a scale from zero to the pinnacle of your superiority complex. Allow them to pursue their happiness,” the netizen argued.
Junaid, sure great comedy but tell me on a scale from 0 to apex of ur superiority complex where do u think u stand? Which keera in you is not sitting well within your body for you to see people being happy n most importantly themselves. let them do whatever makes them happy https://t.co/kXEf1YRcQj
— Aima (@Aimaimrankhan) November 23, 2023
Another scoffed, highlighting the classist undertones of Akram’s comedy: “How can these folks have fun? For them, nothing ought to be free. Not even the shoreline. Like other necessities, this should also be taken from them.
How dare these people enjoy themselves? Nothing should be free for them. Not even the beach. Ye bhi cheenlena chahiye inse baaki basics ki tarah. Yahan toh sirf ameeron ki yacht parties honi chahiye jahan vodka peekar koi kahe “bro these ghareebs ruin the vibe of our country” https://t.co/VOJchC8wUY
— Syed Zain Raza (@SydZainRaza) November 23, 2023
“These places should only host yacht parties for the rich where someone drunkenly remarks on how the poor ruin the vibe of the country,” the insulting statement went on. Several users also emphasized how Akram’s own social background influences his mockery of the commons’ usage.
Not everyone is as fortunate as you, who can reserve a $85,000 private beach hut for a day, as one X post said, highlighting the fact that most people cannot afford private rooms to enjoy themselves with dignity. People will undoubtedly visit these locations in search of fun.
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