The stars of the upcoming Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad film, Fahad Mustafa and Mahira Khan, took a trip to promote their new movie, but in a recent interview, Mustafa had people talking for all the wrong reasons.
He opened up about his daughter Fatima being an ARMY — one of K-pop supergroup BTS’s staunchly loyal fans — and how he doesn’t really like it. It didn’t go over well online.
On Friday, the stars appeared on Gup Shup with Fuchsia where they talked about the film and their experience in general. As their game will soon be put to the test in cinemas on the occasion of Eid, Mustafa revealed that his daughter, Fatima, “doesn’t really care anymore because she’s 11 now”. but his son is currently trying things around Mustafa to get his attention. “He tries a lot and sometimes over-likes because I’m close to my daughter and now to him. So whatever, he follows me aimlessly. Fatima, she’s a BTS fan so she doesn’t care.
When asked if he had ever heard the K-pop sensation’s music, Mustafa replied with a “no, hell no” to which the host asked why. He said it was his “choice”. The host said if his daughter listens to BTS, then so should he, to which the Load Wedding actor said he doesn’t even know his daughter’s favorite song by the band. “I called them the group Behind The Scenes and she said ‘no daddy!’ It’s… I don’t know Bangtan So I have something to say, I don’t know She speaks Korean, she doesn’t speak Sindhi, what’s wrong with these people?
He wants her to speak his native language instead. Khan added to the conversation and said it was a “big thing,” especially K-dramas, which she hasn’t seen.
Their remarks angered many of the band’s fans who took to Twitter in a bid to call out Mustafa. One user suggested the actor needs to research K-pop and why “everyone is so in love with their stuff.”
Another said he should “at least respect” his daughter and her choices. “Making her feel guilty and inferior in front of all the media and laughing at her choices is so ridiculous,” they wrote.
Another wrote that Mustafa was “the last” person they imagined BTS fans would “cancel”.
For one user, it came down to respect. “Who are you to disrespect other languages and every individual has the right to like or dislike,” they wrote.
Another took the opportunity and shared a meme.
A user slammed the actor for making shows on false accusations instead of wondering why Korean pop culture is so appealing and why she attracted her child as she learns a new language.
Some netizens called him “ignorant”.
Others prayed for him.
BTS made a name for themselves with hit singles such as “Butter”, “Permission to Dance”, “Boy with Luv” and many more. The group recently announced that they are taking a break to focus on their solo career.
Ahead of their announcement, the seven-member band released their new album Proof, an anthology album featuring 45 songs. According to Billboard, their album earned No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.