LSA issues statement after receiving backlash for nominating Feroze Khan
The Lux Style Awards issued an official statement after receiving severe backlash for nominating Feroze Khan who was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife Aliza Sultan.
The statement released on Instagram read, “The Lux Style Awards submissions are received from artists and channels as part of an open call for entries for consideration in the awards”.
While mentioning the category in which Feroze Khan is nominated, the statement said, “all shortlisted nominations, for the Viewer’s Choice Category of the LSA 2022 are a result of exclusive viewer voting without intervention by the Awards”.
“As part of our third party, independent and transparent voting process, which is audited end to end by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LSA cannot participate in short-listing, vetting or excluding any submissions or nominations”, the statement concluded.
The follow-up statement by LSA said, “respecting the freedom and divert of audience views, and does not regulate or limit engagement (except in cases of content with obscene or inappropriate language) on our social media platforms”.