Angelina Jolie has millions of fans in Pakistan, which is why her visit to Pakistan overjoyed many. On the other hand, Pakistanis feel betrayed as our celebrities fly to Canada for the HUM awards.
Angelina Jolie (a humanitarian and a Hollywood icon) said that the flood disaster was a wake-up call for the world regarding climate change. After meeting the flood victims in Pakistan, she asked for more international aid for flood relief. Whereas Angelina Jolie’s visit delighted the fans, they also felt deceived by the departure of Pakistani artists who were off to Canada for HUM awards.
Before this, Angelina Jolie visited Pakistan in 2010 to meet the flood victims and a deadly 2005 earthquake. In footage released on Thursday, Angelina Jolie said, “I am absolute in pushing the international community to contribute more… I think this is a real wake-up call to the world about where we are at”. Furthermore, at a meeting of civil and military officials in the capital Islamabad, she said, “Climate change is not only real, and a thing coming in the future, but it’s also very much here.”
Regarding the stance of our local celebrities, Jolie’s visit to Pakistan raised some questions for our local stars. Sharmila Faruqi and former actor Noor criticize Pakistani artists for travelling to Canada to attend a regional awards ceremony.
Sharmila Farooqui and Noor showed their anger by saying no one of them even bothered to help the flood-affected areas or show sympathy to these victims except Hadiqa Kiyani. There is a time for everything, award shows, performances, and cultural activities, but it would have been great support if all of them had supported those who lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones in flood.
A former actor Noor also shared her views by saying, “Watching Angelina Jolie visiting Pakistan is embarrassing when our so-called celebrities. These celebrities reach every mall and dance on every street for promotional events for their upcoming projects but are now nowhere. Hadiqa Kiani and Resham are exceptional people otherwise no one is ready to help “.
Moreover, she showed her anger by saying, “Stop following these fake celebrities.”
Not only this, but Twitter users also criticized celebrities for travelling to Canada. One person said, “Our so-called celebs are so in conflict with what’s happening in Pakistan. A few years back, no one voted in elections because they were attending awards in Canada. Half the country is drowned in floods this time, and they chose some Hum TV awards”.
Angelina jolie>>> all paki celebs
Our so-called celebs are so in discord with what's happening in Pakistan.Few years back none of them voted in elections cos they were attending awards in Canada. This time,half the country is drowned in floods and they chose some hum tv awards. https://t.co/gdzG3FLs8q
— Sajjad Khan (@drsajjadkahn) September 21, 2022
Fans are offensive and sharing their views on Twitter regarding Pakistani celebrities’ visits to Canada by saying that Angelina Julie is a superior lady compared to our local celebrities, who didn’t bother to visit or help the flood victims in dire need of livelihoods.
Some of the Twitter users said that:
Last but not least, Angelina Jolie said that” I’ve seen the lives saved, but I’ve also seen… I’ve been speaking to people and thinking that if sufficient aid doesn’t come, they won’t be alive in the next few weeks… they won’t make it”. She also added, “I will return and continue to return, and my heart is very much with the people at this time.” She urged the international community to send more aid to help flood victims in Pakistan. “I keep thinking they will not make it if more help does not come quickly.”
Angelina Jolie, who is not even Pakistani, is visiting flood-affected areas to raise awareness about the devastation. But our local celebs went to Canada for the Hum awards.
We have Angelina Jolie visiting flood affected areas to raise awareness about the devastation and then we have our local celebs who have gone to Canada for Hum awards apparently.. Priorities…… Sigh .
— MehvAlavi (@MehvAlavi) September 21, 2022
Areesha Pervez, a Twitter user, appreciated Angelina Jolie for coming on a relief mission to help flood victims.
Angelina Jolie is in Pakistan on a relief mission for the flood victims. Whilst Pakistani celebrities are in Canada for some award shows. Priorities. Btw, Pakistani celebs who diligently attended Imran Khan jalsas are yet to visit a flood relief camp. https://t.co/2KgyKed3w8
— Areesha (@AreeshaPervez) September 22, 2022
Another user, Rameen, said Angelina Jolie is in Pakistan to support flood victims while our celebs travel to Canada for an award ceremony.
— rameen (@rameenwahid) September 21, 2022
Another user, HF, shared her perspective on Twitter.
Angelia jolie is here for flood relief campaigns and are very own celebs are off for award preps. WOW
— HF (@Haadiyaa9) September 21, 2022
Voldemort, a Twitter user, said that our celebrities are busy dancing for HUM awards, but international star Angelina Jolie came to Pakistan to help flood victims.
While Pakistani Celebs(actors/actresses) are busy in dancing for Hum Awards, International Star Angelina Jolie came to Pakistan for help of Flood affectees. Shame on these Pakistani celebs. 😤 disgusting #AngelinaJolie #FloodsInPakistan
— Voldemort (@Afshaar3) September 22, 2022
Relief Work For Flood Victims
Hum TV had previously mentioned that they would donate a percentage of the ticket sales to the flood victims. Several local artists have contributed to the relief mission for flood victims. Hadiqa Kiani is helping the flood victims with her Vaseela-e-Raah campaign to provide essentials to the affected people and rebuild flood-hit villages.
Moreover, some celebrities like Anoushey Ashraf, Azekah Daniel, Dino and Natasha Baig too visited some areas of Sindh and Balochistan to spread awareness regarding the seriousness of the situation. Likewise, Uzair Jaswal arranged a concert in Islamabad to gather funds for flood victims.
Therefore, some designers like Mohsin Naveed Ranjha and HSY donated a sum of their latest collections to the relief fund. Actresses Meera and Hira Mani organized shows to raise funds for the flood relief campaign.
Angelina Jolie’s Visit To Pakistan
Angelina Jolie said that the flood devastation in Pakistan was a wake-up call for the whole world. Climate change is not only natural, and it is already here, not yet going to come, “she warned.” Even as somebody like me who has been in humanitarian aid for several years, we think of crises about how to solve them and what we can do to help rebuild or help the little ones. Every effort means life or death for several people in a situation where the needs are significant.”
She further said, “I’ve seen the lives that were saved, but I’ve also seen… I have been speaking to people and thinking that if more aid does not come, they will not be here in the coming few weeks… they will not make it.”
However, Angelina Jolie said that she is in Pakistan as a friend and will return and continue to return, and her heart is very much with flood affectees at this time. On the other hand, she urged the international community to send more aid so she could help flood victims in Pakistan.