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RAWALPINDI: Award-winning cyclist Samar Khan has ranted about a TV host after being mistreated during an interview.
In a recent video posted on Twitter, Samar Khan complained about how national heroes are being compared to influencers, according to her, ‘co-called influencers’. When she resisted and asked for a proper introduction, the anchor asked her to leave, according to her.
1= Intrviewer: What’s your full name?
Me: Samar Khan
Intrviewer: Welcome to the show, we have 1st guest (his complete intro) then we have another great female, who(pause), what to tell you(pause), she rides in all the country!! pic.twitter.com/Diwi5Pqq94
— Samar Khan (@SKhanAthlete) February 15, 2021
In her video, Khan shared how the interviewer does not know her name, she continued that along wither her, another guest was present who was properly introduced. According to her, what shocked her more the anchor knew a so-called influencer for her social media followers.
Khan also raged that influencers should be sent to championships instead of athletes. “If fan following is everything, then send these so-called influencers to championships and Olympics to get gold medals for you all,” she said.
She continued, “Make them sit in the parliament to make decisions for you, just because they have followers. Call them on TV shows as analysts to talk about issues like climate change and law and order.”
This is not the first time Khan has raised and highlighted a social issue. Back in 2020, she filmed herself in the middle of a road and claimed she was harassed. She termed cycling for women in Pakistan ‘not safe’ at all.
She said at the time she was harassed there were other people driving on the road but chose to ignore the incident. She asked whether the harassers or those involved in such incidents are privileged to do so.