Last month, Yasir Hussain posted an image of himself dressed up as a transgender for his next role in an Eid telefilm. When an Instagram user asked him why an actual transgender wasn’t offered the role instead, Yasir crudely responded with “matlab aap ko job chahiye?” His answer received tremendous backlash online, with the general consensus that if he’s playing a transgender, then how on earth can he still be transphobic?
Yasir hussain is playing a role of transgender in some drama and this guy asked an important question.
and look at the response of this so called educated celebs, why most of them are shit? pic.twitter.com/LZG8jzLIQE
— Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) April 27, 2019
This wasn’t the first time Yasir was the kernel of controversy; after the Saboor Aly fiasco whereby she mocked the labor class, Yasir came to her defense.
— hiba | cies (@zayndeprived) May 11, 2019
If we rewind a little further, at the Hum Awards two years ago, the actor joked about Ahsan Khan winning an award for his role as a child rapist on ‘Udaari.’
He said “itna khubsoorat child molester, kaash mein bhi bacha hota.”
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) April 30, 2017
In another unfolding, Yasir once again said something very problematic in response to fellow actor Hania Aamir’s post about her ongoing struggle with acne.
Hania took to Instagram to discuss the distorted image of beauty in Pakistan and admitted to having struggled with acne for years. She coupled her essay with two side profiles of her skin to dispell rumors that celebrities don’t suffer from breakouts.
During a Q & A session on Instagram, Yasir was asked to give one word to describe Hania, to which he responded “daanedar.”
Hania responded to this by acknowledging how sad it was that people like Yasir chose to inflate insecurities by mocking them.
The actress’s response received an overwhelming amount of support online, with many fed up of Yasir and his problematic statements.
Following his comment, the actor began trending on Twitter, seizing the number one spot until this morning where he fell to third place.
I'm honestly feeling this all are the publicity stunt and attention seeking behavior by yasir Hussain, inspired from Saboor Aly ofcourse. Like think about it, she got so much out of that whole saga and considering Yasir Hussain he is capable of this…..
— Amoo (@Aaminahhh) May 13, 2019
YASIR HUSSAIN is such a trash piece of shit, what a moron. After transgender, now mocking Hania Amir on her acne. What a cunt low life person he is! #YasirHussain
— Stark. (@osamacaprii) May 13, 2019
Can we just ban Yasir Hussain from our tv screens & even social media? This man & his cheap sense of humor is good for nothing.
— aliya. (@yaaremann) April 28, 2019
Yasir Hussain is a toxic person, loves controversies. He'll do anything to stay in news. Disgusting slander fest.
— hmph (@bitter_vintage) May 14, 2019
Yasir hussain is the most ch*tiya person in the industry sorry i dont make the rules
— kainat (@thisissosadd) May 13, 2019
Yasir Hussain jokes about child abuse. Jokes about transgenders. Jokes about women’s issues and then says, I was joking, here’s another joke.
The heights of dumbness and stupidity.
— Ayesha Naseem (@ayeshamnaseem) May 13, 2019
Yasir Hussain should stop attacking us with his sick third class humour Ughh.!
— Ꮋ Ꭺ F Ꮪ Ꭺ Ꮋ 💫 (@Haffii6) May 13, 2019
With many agreeing that his antics had him canceled a long time ago.
Yasir Hussain should have been ‘cancelled’ (or whatever) way back when he joked about child abuse. It’s been downhill since then anyways. Who let this man have his own (horrendous) show? Next step will obviously be meaningless public apology backed up by an outraged girlfriend.
— 👽 (@ghairhaazir) May 14, 2019
Why is yasir hussain still relevant, why hasn’t he been cancelled yet? Look at how ruthlessly James Charles is being cancelled, why is this piece of shit still so blatantly being his absolute worst without any consequences??
— amna (@saansnahinarahi) May 13, 2019
Why does Yasir Hussain think he's still relevant? Like sit down please you were cancelled by everyone the second you started with your inappropriate jokes🙄
— ❄❄❄ (@NeverFadingMemo) May 14, 2019
Somebody please cancel Yasir Hussain already. Thank you.
— sucker for amusement parks, peace, cats and art (@hollyfreaknshit) May 13, 2019
Yasir Hussain should have stopped making jokes the day he made one about Udaari, the drama about child abuse but somehow he keeps dragging himself through the mud🤔🤔🤔
— Malalai pashtana (@MalboBagums) May 13, 2019
A few compared his behavior to Saboor Aly’s, whereby a celebrity’s way out was blaming someone else and not accepting their mistake.
Why do our celebrities put the blame on others when they're apologizing, whether it's Yasir Hussain or Saboor Aly? They always phrase it as though we (the public) are being unreasonable and crazy but they're apologizing anyway. Why not take responsibility for your actions?
— Manal Faheem Khan (@ManalFaheemKhan) May 11, 2019
Jokes at the cost of someone suffering from anxiety, depression and a lack of self-confidence aren’t jokes – rather they’re belittling and demeaning methods to accentuate one’s insecurities and heighten all sense of unease and loneliness. Yasir’s incessant need to mock serious subjects and pass flimsy comments on them is unacceptable and frankly pathetic. His uncomfortable pattern of making such problematic statements has long been his biggest downfall.