German vlogger, Christian Betzmann, was recently making headlines because of his controversial stance regarding Palestine and his irrelevant comparison between the Palestine issue and the internal problems of Pakistan. The vlogger recently converted to Islam and was engaged to Zoya Nasir, a Pakistani actress, who called off the engagement due to his insensitive remarks regarding the Palestinians.
Zoya Nasir and Christian Betzmann were together for quite a while now and the couple was all set to get married
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Amidst the ongoing attacks in Palestine by Israeli forces, Christian Betzmann talked about the issue by saying that merely posting about the Palestine issue on social media platforms won’t make any difference
The vlogger continued to compare the Palestinians dying due to the atrocities committed by the Israeli armed forces with the Pakistanis dying because of contaminated water. People confronted the vlogger, but he was adamant to prove himself right.
Affected by the statement and the stance held by Christian Betzmann, his fiance, Zoya Nasir, broke off the engagement via a public announcement using her official social media account
In Zoya’s words,” It’s with a heavy heart I’m announcing that Christian Betzmann and I are no longer engaged to be married.”
While explaining the reason behind calling it off, the actress said, “His sudden change in stance towards the values and culture of my people and country led me to take this decision.” She further said, “certain religious and social boundaries that can’t be crossed no matter what, hence, the decision to part ways.”
Zoya Nasir wished Christian a bright future and requested privacy from everyone to deal with the ongoing situation in her life.
— Zoya Nasir (@ZoyaNasir8) May 22, 2021
A lot of people on the internet praised Zoya for taking such a brave step
Wow. Huge respect for her on stance but feel so sad and sorry for her too. She really loved that batman guy. https://t.co/w4l8QhbG2q
— M Asim Ameer Khan (@itsasimameer) May 22, 2021
ZOYA NASIR!! ONE QUEEN!! SO MUCH RESPECTT 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 pic.twitter.com/WV2Yosuv2q
— mysh 🇵🇸 (@gayomarlic) May 22, 2021
— Sidra Mehmood (@Sidra__Mehmood) May 22, 2021
They were happy to see that Zoya Nasir had taken such a huge step for her beliefs
Normalize what Zoya Nasir did. know your priority. Leaving someone for the sake of Allah is the purest form of bonding between Allah and his servent.
— Ahmad 🇵🇸 (@Iam_ifti) May 22, 2021
Zoya Nasir can call off her wedding with a pro-Israeli & y'all can't share a post to your story??? 🤡
— Messa (@officialcribb) May 22, 2021
Shahveer Jafry also comforted Zoya by tweeting that they all are there for her support
— Shahveer Jafry (@shahveerjaay) May 22, 2021
However, allegations surfaced that Zoya Nasir herself broke the engagement off as an alleged “publicity stunt”
A fraction of social media users accused both the celebrities of planning this out. They said that both of them achieved what they wanted to get out of this. Screenshots of Zoya gathering bloggers for a paid trend were shared on several social media platforms but still, details regarding the trend are missing in the screenshot. Therefore, it cannot be concluded with certainty if this was the same engagement trend.
So @UmairNajeebKhan was right about her too. This was all planned by both of them. Both got what they wanted, followers, branded deals etc.
— anastipu (@teepusahab) May 22, 2021
Christian has released a statement giving an “explanation” of his stance and after losing more than 30 thousand followers on Instagram since his opinion on the whole Palestinian issue
In what seemed like a shade at Zoya’s statement about breaking their engagement, Christian also responded to a comment in these words
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This is the situation so far. What are your thoughts regarding all of this? Let us know in the comments below.
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