Maya Khan apology fall short of admitting her mistakes
Maya Khan apologize following the airing of her January 17, 2012 show of “Subah Sawerey Maya Kay Sath”, in which she raided Karachi public parks with vigil aunties in search of young couple dating. The apology aired on Samaa TV in which she is shown sitting in a bed apparently in her home apologizing for the show.
In her apology, she said that “she never wanted to hurt anyone’s feelings and if she had hurt someone, she is sorry”. Interestingly, she never apologized for her extremely irresponsible behavior and invasion of people’s privacy with a bunch of middle aged self righteous aunties publicly humiliating young people.
She never admitted that what she and her team have done was outright wrong. She and her team harassed people, filmed them without their consent, chased them while making fun of them, act like moral police, demanded nikah-nama (marriage certificate), humiliate them Live on television etc. Certainly this cannot be taken as sincere apology. It’s seems like what she has only apologized due to mounting public pressure on Samaa TV management to take her morning show off-air with her sincere apology.
Following the airing of her January 17th show, there was wide ranging protest on her irresponsible conduct when she raided Karachi public parks with bunch of aunties chasing and harassing young couple in her quest of not only boasting her already mediocre morning show’s rating but also spreading self righteous Moral Policing.