Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister of Pakistan, made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show as a result of an embarrassing exchange he had with Vladimir Putin during a recent bilateral meeting that took place on the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Uzbekistan.
In a video that went viral, Sharif and Putin can be seen seated next to one another. Sharif tries to repair his earphones as the conversation is about to start but fails. He gets assistance, and it is remedied. The Pakistani prime minister’s difficulties didn’t end there, though, as the earpiece kept falling out of Sharif’s ear as the meeting got underway.
Sharif’s struggle with earphones triggered an inevitable laugh from Putin. Many social media users including Fallon did not leave any chance to make fun of Pakistan’s current Prime Minister.
An excerpt from the latest episode of Fallon’s show has been doing the rounds on the internet in which he is seen mocking Sharif.
“That guy is the leader of 220 Million people,” Fallon quipped after showing Sharif’s viral video to his audience during the episode.
Netizens slammed Jimmy for making fun of Pak PM
Fallon’s jibe at Sharif over his awkward moment at the SCO meeting did not go down well with a section of social media users.
“Hey@jimmyfallon- have u talked about the devastating floods destroying Pakistan? “A nation of 220 million people” is destroyed by climate change because of YOUR country’s greed & wastefulness. If u haven’t donated or raised funds for us u don’t get to use us as a joke,” a netizen tweeted.
“Deeply offensive that @jimmyfallon chose to mock 220 million people of Pakistan for a leader allegedly put in place after US-instigated regime change, while completely ignoring the suffering caused by devastating floods & climate change. Tone-deaf much?” another user wrote.
Sharif’s video was initially shared by former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit, which was held in Samarkand for the organization’s members and Council of Heads, came to an end on Friday. The SCO Summit was postponed twice in the last two years because of the Covid-19 outbreak.