“A % of the revenue generated from Hum Awards will be going to flood affectees”: clarify Celebrities
Netizens are criticising celebrities for flying to Toronto for Hum Awards amidst catastrophic conditions in Pakistan due to floods. Hum Network and celebrities came forward and clarified that “A % of the revenue generated from Hum Awards will be going to flood affectees”.
Hum Network shared a post on their social media account and issued the statement, “As announced earlier, HUM Network is using the platform of HUM Awards Canada to raise funds for the flood affectees. Apart from donating a significant portion of revenue from the sale of tickets, we are organising a fundraising gala on September 22, 2022, in collaboration with the artists who have travelled for the awards”.
Ahmed Ali Butt and Ushna Shah also shared this piece of information that a percentage of the revenue generated from the sold-out award show will be donated to flood affectees.
Ahmed Ali Butt shared an Instagram story and said, “Since everyone is in awe of Angi (Angelina) visiting and how dare us Pakistani celebrities flew to Toronto to party? By party, you mean doing a fundraising dinner for flood relief, which is sold out and a percentage of which will go to the flood victims again. Wow. Still, Angelina is better than us?”
Taking to Twitter, the Habs actress Ushna Shah also commented on the ongoing criticism, “It’s quite disconcerting to read the criticism for those of us who have come to Toronto to attend the award show. It is imperative that those affected by the floods know that they are not forgotten and we are working on the channels to raise funds through our industry”.
She further stated, “I can speak for myself and I am sure many other artists when I say that we have contributed to the relief funds (privately) and continue to do so. We are also partaking in auctions and fundraisers here for the victims, tickets for which have been sold out. We are trying to do our best we can with the platforms we have. I look forward to returning to Pakistan and to continue my part, as the rehabilitation of our fellow citizens after their horrific disaster is our collective responsibility”.
The actress also made corrections about the percentage of proceedings earned from the Hum Awards which will be given to flood affectees.