Pakistani Singer Shehzad Roy has appealed people to avoid their action of showing the faces of poor and needy receiving charity and donations on social media.
Roy took to Twitter and implored his fans and followers not to publicize the identity of the people receiving rations and monetary donations in these testing times since this makes them uncomfortable and might hurt their dignity.
A big thanks to all who provide ration to the needy. A humble request , please don’t make videos of people receiving it,as this makes them uncomfortable seeing themselves on social media .
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) April 3, 2020
“A big thanks to all who provide ration to the needy. A humble request, please don’t make videos of people receiving it, as this makes them uncomfortable seeing themselves on social media,” wrote Shehzad Roy in a tweet.
Ever since the lockdown imposed in Pakistan to control the spread of coronavirus donation and charity campaigns surged as people rushed to help the needy and less fortunate ones in this pandemic situation.
The suspension of economic activities has severely affected the vulnerable section especially daily wage labourers and earners. Hence, people overwhelmingly reacted to the countrywide appeals for donations.
However, a sad affair of posting the pictures of the needy and indigents on social media upsets the intent of this noble cause.
Hence, several celebrities including Faisal Qureshi, cricketer Muhammad Amir, singer Amanat Ali, actor Yasir Hussain called out people publicizing their charity campaigns.
Taking to Twitter, he posted, “For God’s sake, do not click pictures or make videos during your aid. They are only receiving your help out of helplessness. Don’t turn their vulnerability into a publicity stunt for yourself. Karma is evil.”
Mohammad Amir also endorsed his message, “I don’t understand one thing – when celebrities donate something or do something for the less fortunate, why are they always facing the camera? Religious teachings say when donating, don’t even look at the needy in the eye. And here, the entire world is made to watch,” wrote Amanat Ali.
Yasir Hussain slammed the celebrities for posting the pictures of donations and charity. Earlier, Hira Mani and Maya Ali had spoken about and shared the details of their charity work on social media.
Taking to his Instagram, Hussain said that this is the state of celebrities and the public. “Oh God, show us the right way, grant us intelligence, passion, and the means to help. Amen.”