Pakistani ad featuring Nargis Fakhri sparks outrage online
Islamabad: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri's advertisement on the front page of leading Pakistani Urdu newspaper Jang has created a stir over social media where people have condemned it by calling the advertisement "cheap" and "absurd".
Nargis Fakhri. Pic/Santa Banta
Many, including journalists, took to Twitter to condemn the "obscenity" of the ad that simply shows Nargis lying down with a phone in her hand while donning a red dress, the Express Tribune reported.
Pakistani investigative journalist Ansar Abbasi was the first one to condemn the ad on the micro-blogging site while others later joined him.
My strong protest to top jang group management for this absurd front page ad in today's jang. pic.twitter.com/M5SRc1p3H7— Ansar Abbasi (@AnsarAAbbasi) December 20, 2015
Matiullah Jan: @AnsarAAbbasi you are right, her beautiful body curves have nothing to do with 3G phone and its 'cheap price'. I fully agree with you dear.
Athar Ali Khan: Dayummm @NargisFakhri
Omno: Why did you dirty the newspaper by putting Nargis's photograph on it?
Muhammed Amer: @AnsarAAbbasi why newspapers are trying to be like playboy or weekend type of magazine? These kind of ads look good in magazine not on NP.
Mirza Lamer King: Today they have put Nargis's image. Tomorrow they will show Sunny Leone.
Kadar Khan: @AnsarAAbbasi Front page ad looks absurd but corruption, loot and plunder of the government is acceptable.
Aleem Qadeer: Could have used a talent like @NargisFakhri in a much better way.
Nadia: Those offended by Nargis Fakhri's curves on a paper will be the first to mentally measure a woman up, they see in real.
Malik: Shame on Express & Jhang? for showing Nargis fakhri.