Dear Jeremy McLellan, we love you for all the humor and the wit that you bring to the table and all the fun you have with Pakistan and Pakistanis. But we have to say, it’s getting a little out of hand, particularly with the latest photos that you’ve just posted.
We loved you for embracing the Pindi Boyz and making them mainstream
We even saw them grace you with the honorary Pindi Boy Ambassador.
We loved you when you joked about and obsessed over Biryani
For lunch I stopped and got some authentic traditional Lahori biryani. pic.twitter.com/Bi1LUUwyGr
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) August 15, 2017
Also once Francis dies and we get our first Pakistani Pope he can finally resolve the “aloo vs no aloo” biryani debate.
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) June 30, 2018
We even laughed with you at all the roasting you’ve been doing of the various (read: certain Mr. Sharif) politicians in Pakistan
Still can’t get over the fact that Nawaz Sharif is the first person to go to jail for using the wrong font.
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) July 6, 2018
We’ve celebrated Eid with you, Jeremy
Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim followers and a Happy Normal Friday to my 12 non-Muslims followers
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) June 16, 2018
And we’ve joyously enjoyed all the times you felt compelled to comment on us and tried to be one of us
Please join me in saying a prayer for Pakistan. The former PM is landing in the next hour to go to jail, the elections are in two weeks, and several bomb blasts have recently targeted election rallies. Things could get very bad very fast.
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) July 13, 2018
But, dear Jeremy, we feel this is getting out of hand now
Reham Khan just released these pictures of me and my parents. Really brings me back. I’m just glad the truth is out. pic.twitter.com/sJhkqRtojD
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) July 14, 2018
And it’s not just one person’s impression, mind you
There are others. They may be silent, they may be few but there are those who really care for your well-being and have, for a while, started to feel the cringe.
Am I the only one who’s starting to find Jeremy McLellan’s Pakistan/Biryani-related jokes a bit annoying?
— Noormah Malik (@MalikNoormah) December 20, 2017
Me: A very well thought-out hilarious joke
Jeremy McLellan: ya hello Nawaz u dumb
Pakistanis: HAHAHAHAHAHHAHHA YOURE SO FUNNY MAN HAHAHAHA BECOME OUR PRESIDENT HAHAHAHAHA KIYA BAAT HAI YOU ARE TRUE PINDI BOY HAHAHAHA
— Arham Mahmood (@Mahmood_Arham) July 14, 2018
We do not mean to discount the times that you’ve spoken up against the mainstream narrative in your home country
And we’re extremely thankful for that.
Republicans and Zionists are also framing it this way to make Palestinians seem irrational, as if they're simply upset about Trump moving the embassy. This is propaganda and it's coming from both the "left" and the right.
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) May 15, 2018
But we’re not really sure if these photos you posted are meant in humor or what
They’re certainly not very well-edited, we have to say. And yes, we know you didn’t make these photos, you were probably sent them or tagged in them but still, c’mon, man.
So here’s something that we have to say to you: Jeremy, please don’t overdo it.
We love you for who you are. An American gora who believes in Pakistan and its people. We love you for bringing humor to us but your over-exposure will relegate you to the same category as Hamza Ali Abbasi who just has a comment for every single thing that happens in this country through his own warped lens. People definitely tune into his opinions because he always happens to have them but not really sure how much respect he’s sustained over the years for his consistent commentary.
We must clarify, your opinions aren’t trashy like Hamza’s (thankfully!) and we like that you’re more “woke” but our concern is that with you having an opinion on everything Pakistani is a little annoying (or a lot annoying, actually).
We need Hamza Ali Abbasi to weigh in on this and make everything worse
— Jeremy Khan McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) May 4, 2018
We don’t want you to become too annoying that people start trashing you. We also know that you have so much more to comment on (as your profiles show your commentary on your home country and the things happening across the world), so why not focus on the more general things and don’t find EVERY SINGLE thing happening in Pakistan worthy of your comments?
So take our sincere advice and try and not say whatever’s bubbling up in that admittedly funny brain of yours at every incident that happens in Pakistan.
A Genuinely Concerned Admirer
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