New Delhi: Nowadays we are very much influenced by social media. From posting reels to memes, social media has made its own space in our hearts.
Sometimes web just spread misinformation, other time it is the only source that helps us provide news instantly.
Most of the Asian states are witnessing heatwaves nowadays. And during this time, a Pakistani influencer Humaira Asghar shot a video using forest fire as a backdrop.
Humaira shared the video on TikTok with the caption “Fire erupts wherever I am.”
This tiktoker from Pakistan has set fire to the forest for 15 sec video.
— Discover Pakistan 🇵🇰 | پاکستان (@PakistanNature) May 17, 2022
Within seconds, the video got viral and was widely criticized. The short clip received a lot of haters and was put down because it was seen as violating social media guidelines.
Asghar in a statement said that she did not start the fire and there was “no harm in making the video”.
Though video was taken down by the video and picture sharing platform Instagram, but people still continued to debate and express their views on the matter.
Here are few SM reactions:
This is a disturbing & disastrous trend on Tik Tok! Young people desperate 4 followers are setting fire to our forests during this hot & dry season! In Australia it is lifetime imprisonment for those who start wildfires. We need to introduce similar legislation @WildlifeBoard pic.twitter.com/RGMXnbG9f1
— Rina S Khan Satti (@rinasaeed) May 17, 2022
Some expert said that it is ignorance of Pakistan administration about the environmental issues.
Social media influencer and Tiktoker Asghar has more than 11 million followers on Instagram and 11.5 million on TikTok