Herald Magazine Just Took Down Their 2018 Person Of The Year Poll After Backlash Over Including People Like Khadim Hussain Rizvi

By Rameeza Ahmad | 7 Dec, 2018

Khadim Hussain Rizvi is not exactly popular on the internet. 

The Herald which is a publication under the Dawn group recently released the nominees for their 2018 Person Of The Year. And the list was pretty controversial and had a few names in it which people were incredibly unhappy about.

 

Herald’s ‘Person Of The Year‘ award has become a sort of national conversation owing to the prestige of the publication

The title was started in 2013, and in the last five years, people such as Imran Khan and Mashal Khan have held the title. Some nominations previously, like Mama Qadeer in 2017 and Asif Ali Zardari in 2013, have been a little controversial but nothing equals the backlash that their nominations received this year.

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Source: herald.dawn.com

 

This year, the prestigious magazine courted controversy amid claims that it went overboard with some of their nominees for ‘Person Of The Year’ for 2018

Source: @ramsha_amjad5 via Twitter.com

 

This year some of the more controversial nominees included, Manzoor Pashteen, Nawaz Sharif, Khadim Hussain Rizvi, and Bilawal Bhutto.

 

But Khadim Hussain Rizvi drew the most ire out of all the nominees.

 

There were people who pointed out that the voting system the magazine has in place is pretty useless and easily manipulated.

 

All the while a campaign to discredit Herald as a ‘foreign agent’ began on Twitter

 

While other people pointed out that being nominated for ‘Person Of The Year’ was not merely based on positive impact but just plain old impact

And for better or for worse, the ‘impact’ Khadim Hussain Rizvi made this year on the country, could probably not be ignored.

Some people have also pointed out that to even nominate him for the had positive connotations, leading many to get subconsciously affected.

 

After the widespread online backlash directed at Herald, they decided to remove the Person of the Year 2018 survey after explaining their voting system.

They explained that they never intended to condone bigotry and hate. Since they have taken down the survey, it is unclear how the Person Of The Year for 2018 will be decided or if it will be decided at all.

What do you think about the Herald’s nominees for Person Of The Year? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

Mashal Khan Being Voted As “Person Of The Year” By Pakistanis Is Proof That Hatred Isn’t Actually Winning

 

I’m Sorry But I Think Khadim Rizvi Looks Like An Older Version Of Sidharth Malhotra And Turns Out, I’m Not Alone

 

 


Cover Image Source: @ramsha_amjad5/@heraldpakistan via Twitter.com

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