TikToker Humaira Asghar Backlash after Video Gone Viral

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Humaira Asghara, a popular Pakistani social media star and TikToker, has released a new video in which she recounts the story of the man who allegedly set fire to bushes.

Humaira Asghar, a popular Pakistani social media star and TikToker who was widely chastised for posing in front of a burning forest, has responded with a new video statement explaining her position. People weren’t “aware of the reality,” she said, and she wasn’t okay with the “fake” claim that she started the fire. Humaira had previously stated that she did not start the fire and that “creating videos is not harmful” in a statement released by her team.

She appears in the new video wearing the same silver ball gown, with a fire burning in the background and a man standing beside her. “Dekhiye guys, hum yahan aaye hue hain and jungle mein aag lagi hui hain,” says one of the characters. To ye kya keh rahe hain, bataiye.” (Look, guys, we came here and the jungle was on fire, so we asked him, and he said this.)

The man then goes on to say that he was the one who set fire to the bushes to scare away the enormous snak*es that live there. He claimed that the snak*es were putting their children’s lives in danger, so they used fire to scare them away. “Isliye ye aag lagaya humne kyunki bade bade saanp niklate hain,” he explains. “Bachon ko khatra hota hai.”

Here’s a link to the video:

What was the source of tension?

TikToker Humaira Asghar was seen walking around in a gown in front of a burning hillside in a 15-second video that went viral on the internet with the caption: “Fire erupts wherever I am.” People on the internet were visibly enraged after seeing the video of the forest fire.

The chairperson of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board said the actor should have been holding a bucket of water to extinguish the fire rather than glamourizing it, and that the trend of posing in front of a wildfire was disturbing and disastrous. According to Daily Pakistan, Rina Saeed Khan Satti, an environmental activist and chairperson of the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board, “she should have been holding a bucket of water to extinguish the fire instead of glamorizing it.”

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