You probably already know who Hamid Mir is.
He one of the most popular journalists in the country and one of the most widely recognized face because of his popular television shows.
And you might even know Lana Del Rey.
She is a very popular American singer who is known for her old school vibe.
And you might be wondering if you have entered into a parallel universe because how are these two names being mentioned in the same post let alone the same sentence.
Well, recently Lana Del Rey has been embroiled in a controversy recently when she announced that she would be performing in Israel. There was a lot of public backlash on this decision because people accused her of supporting a state which was illegally occupying land and committing human rights violations against the Palestinian people.
Lana initially clarified that this was not her intent but she merely wanted to soothe people in the region with her music.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) August 19, 2018
However, this did not appease people.
I wish I can go to Lana Del Rey's gig in Israel to see how she would use her magical " loving energy " to bring peace to us. Guess what? I can't because Israel is imposing a deadly siege on us and murdering any citizen trying to approach to the fence to peacefully protest.
— Abdalrahim M Alfarra #Gaza (@AbdalrahimFarra) August 25, 2018
And in the end, Lana released a statement that she would not be performing at the music festival in Israel because she believes in treating all fans equally and since she cannot perform in Palestine, she will be rescheduling her appearance in Israel to a time when she is able to perform in both countries.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) August 31, 2018
And this bold move garnered a lot of appreciation from people towards Lana, and one of the people who appreciated her was our very own Hamid Mir.
Dear @LanaDelRey you took a right decision by cancelling concert in Israel you must organise concerts both in Palestine and Israel your equal treatment of Palestinians and Israelis will promote the cause of justice for peace https://t.co/abpTRuEj2G
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) September 2, 2018
Who knew Hamid Mir was a Lana Del Rey fan!
And of course, some people are confused by this tweet.
Oye chawal insaan tu b shahed(honey) pee k tweet krta hai??
— Arslan Bhatti (@ArslanB30160060) September 2, 2018
Ooo jee Oooo hamid mir…….. Kya hwai jahaziyan urhate hooo………..
— Mind Blower (@i_mind_blower) September 2, 2018
You listen to her ? 😛
— Naveed Khan (@veeno47) September 2, 2018
And a few other people had different priorities.
People are really asking Mir to ask lana to do a concert in Pakistan 😂😂 Oh God like for real
— Malik Iftikhar Yousafzai (@iftikharMaliik) September 2, 2018
— MK شیخ (@mKashifsheikh) September 2, 2018
Do organise a concert in Pakistan too
— Sincerely (@DrZahidPTI) September 2, 2018
But all in all, this was a little weird. Cannot believe Hamid Mir is a Lana Del Rey stan. Wow. Imagine him singing along to Summertime Sadness, now that’s an image you won’t be able to get out of your head.
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