Pakistanis are having a field day with that hilarious Air Blue PDA video
The intensity of the ghairat brigade in Pakistan is known to all. So is the hypocrisy, since this ghairat seems to show up only when it’s about expressions of love and never about expressions of violence or oppression. Well, the ghairat brigade has struck once again over a couple’s public display of affection (PDA) and Pakistani on social media are having a lot of fun with it.
Recently, a video went viral where a man was seen narrating how, while traveling on an Air Blue flight, he was shocked by seeing a couple engaged in PDA
According to the “morally upright” gentleman in the video – who also happens to be a lawyer, allegedly – on the morning of May 20, 2021 he was traveling from Karachi to Islamabad when a couple was seen engaged in some PDA and some of the passengers, including our “morally upright” gentleman here as well, were uncomfortable seeing two consenting adults engage in expressing love. The man also revealed that the couple snapped back at him for infringing on their privacy when he complained about them.
An 'amourous' couple was allegedly caught kissing each other on an causing an uproar on a domestic Airblue flight.
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) May 24, 2021
It was also revealed that as soon as the passengers complained about the couple, a flight attendant gave them a blanket, after warning them once, so they could carry on with their “amorous” activity under it.
As soon as the Air Blue PDA incident went viral, Pakistanis couldn’t help but be entertained by the haww haye-ing going on in the video
— Malik Bilal (@DrMalikMBilal) May 25, 2021
— Rehan Ajmal 🇵🇰/🇵🇸 (@RehanAjmalSays) May 25, 2021
— A L i || راجہ 🍁 (@aleeyaqoob1) May 25, 2021
— Haider Zulfiqar Bhinder (@HaiderBhinderCh) May 25, 2021
Some imagined the scenario going on inside the flight between the couple and the puritanical gentleman in the infamous video
— Name cannot be blank (@djungelskong) May 25, 2021
— brown boy (@salmanwasimkhan) May 25, 2021
There were jokes about the man in the viral video being too much of a prude
*Air hostess arrives*✌ pic.twitter.com/X0p8MEAYfb
— YourThighness (@MeiLadiesHoon) May 25, 2021
There were also demands that the flight attendant who gave the couple a blanket should be given promotion or a medal for the inclusive, kind and progressive way she dealt with the situation
Airblueee we love you!
The air hostess who gave the blanket! Promote her! 😂🙊
— Maha-Dar (@Kschessinska_M) May 25, 2021
The air hostess who gave a blanket to the couple should be the chairperson of PEMRA
— Ailia Zehra (@AiliaZehra) May 25, 2021
While others shone light to the rather sad standard of morality where expressions of love cause such an uproar while cries from violence against people falls on deaf ears
Just saying if #airblue got so mad just because a married couple were kissing would they have created the exact same fuss if the husband had slapped his wife???
— Leyla.// Free Palestine 🇵🇸||🇵🇰 (@PpoisonIvvy) May 26, 2021
A kiss in the #Airblue makes a Twitter top trend but the news of a gang rape & forced conversion of a minority girl doesn't get any coverage. As a nation, show of love is scary to us but violation of human right is in our norms. pic.twitter.com/dlOiZbLpsf
— HAY (@yasiralihamza) May 26, 2021
— Parkash Heerani (@parkashpakistan) May 25, 2021
There has also been a complaint registered with the CAA against the Air Blue PDA couple by the lawyer, in the video
Of course, people are also taking this development as an opportunity to troll him for being such a puritan.
Ye wo phupho han jinko stage pe dulhan k sath na bithao toh naraz ho jati han. pic.twitter.com/nU8549CPWx
— AR🥊 (@ARfrom1947) May 25, 2021
All fun and games aside, it is indeed shockingly sad that CAA is apparently pursuing action against the couple for expressing love to each other. Fair, that it isn’t Pakistani culture to publicly express love in a physical manner but why do incidents of violence against a spouse keep on happening in broad daylight while people look the other way, labeling it as a “personal matter” among the couple? Is our culture one that embraces violence and not love?
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