So Eva Zu Beck, the infamous ‘Kiki girl’ who got famous for her Pakistani flag video, traveler and YouTuber Vlogger, has been famous for going around Pakistan and discovering the beauty it holds for quite some time now. She has now been sponsored by a telephone service provider, Jazz, for their upcoming travel show called ‘Eva Travels Pakistan’.
Eva Zu Beck recently launched her new show yesterday
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#Jazz launches #EvaZuBeck Travels Pakistan! The first episode of the first season was released today; featuring #Eva and her friend Amber who travelled different parts of Karachi and tried different desi food like biryani, bun kebab, nihari and much more. Here we have the highlights from the grand event in #Karachi today. Have you watched the first episode yet?!
But there were quite a few people who took issue with Eva, a foreigner, showcasing Pakistan and traveling around the country where Pakistani women are unable to do so as freely
I dont mind Eva traveling Pakistan. But how many of us local women can go and travel alone in our country? Ek tau ijazat ka issue upper se mardun ne taarh taarh ke maar dena hai. So probably if a local woman was taken up for this project, it would have showed good side for us.
— Sidra Aziz (@NamkeenJalebi) December 18, 2018
I want to be a travel vlogger, go to Poland and tell the Polish people how beautiful their country is. I'll start with holding Polish flags and dancing in their national air carrier.
It seems to work well in Pakistan.
— LadySaga (@NakviTazi) December 12, 2018
And fans of the YouTuber came to her defence
Great, now Eva Zu Beck is being attacked just for promoting a positive image of Pakistan. Macaulayputras criticizing others for gora complex is not only ironic but also a clever guise to hide their own hate for the country. https://t.co/86FiUVnKhr
— Meraj Hasan (@_merajhasan) December 15, 2018
People also said that we have good vloggers who’re native Pakistanis who deserved to be a part of this project rather than Eva
Creative, honest and far more talented YouTubers like @Mooroo4 and @irfanjunejo deserve to show amazing Pakistan on a larger scale. Jazz ko Eva hi mili thi. Please promote Pakistani talent. It does exist! #JazzXEva
— ilovehumanstoo (@Codestar007) December 17, 2018
And Mooroo seemed to notice that comment
He responded by saying he isn’t going to be a part of a ‘hate parade’ on Eva. Very Taylor Swift ‘remove from the narrative’ if you ask me, lol.
We need to stop discouraging others. Please dont include me in your hate parade I think eva is doing a good job!
— Mooroo (@Mooroo4) December 17, 2018
To which the commenter said she’s not hating anyone but just stating a fact that everyone else should get a chance as well
I am not hating anyone, it's a fact. She should get chance but not just her. Others should have equal share too. Again Mr. Mooroo not hating anyone.
— ilovehumanstoo (@Codestar007) December 17, 2018
But Mooroo wasn’t coming slow
He said that they’ve all had sponsors, Eva isn’t the only one working in the field. He said he’s proud of his peers and then ended his tweet with the comment that it’s easy to blame others for your own shortcomings, while it’s harder to work and achieve something.
All of us get sponsored, the travelogues I’ve done in the past 6 months were all sponsored, someone else’s success doesnt take away from mine. I feel proud of my peers. Its easy to blame others for your short comings, its harder to put in the work and achieve. Work dont complain.
— Mooroo (@Mooroo4) December 18, 2018
But the commenter wasn’t going to give up so easily
She continued to say that she wasn’t really hating on Eva. Just that it wouldn’t hurt to have our locals represent us.
Again, I am not blaming her at all! Did I say that I hate her work. She is indeed working hard and I don't have a problem with that. But this time, representation was required from local folks on a bigger scale given the fact that jazz is a local brand.
— ilovehumanstoo (@Codestar007) December 18, 2018
Khair, Apparently, Mooroo bhai was done, according to our last update.
So the hatred, or rather criticism of foreigners like Eva and Cynthia Ritchie is understandable because people are calling out the fact that while these foreigners will get protection and security when they travel the country, therefore they will see an image that is “created” for them and not one that actually exists for everyday women, or general population, of Pakistan. It definitely makes sense when people call out such incomplete view of our actual situation but at the same time, don’t we all just say that this world is a big place and you can’t hide anything because of social media? So, if these people show one aspect of Pakistan, maybe we can have civilized discussions to show a bigger picture that also shows the hardship that a lot of our country’s population live in.
What do you think about this whole controversy? Let us now in the comments.
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