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Awkurrrr Live shows

Being on national television carries being responsible fo representing the true image of the people, culture and country. Embracing the position of host also means to make the guests of the show comfortable and not try to ask them questions that will put them in an awkward or uncomfortable situation. Live show hosts sometimes go out of line and make things eerie between the guest and them. Take an example of “Ellen” one of the most popular American live tv shows ever with the. Host Ellen herself sometimes put her guest in an embarrassing position. From constantly making fun of Sofia Vergara’s english accent to plain out asking celebrities private details about their dating life, Ellen has done it all. Another popular show, The David Letterman show has repeated action of women harassment by constantly making mean jokes and passing comments or trying to touch guests without their consent particularly female.


An example in Pakistan can be founded on Nida Yasir’s morning show. Having the classic “puphoo” attitude while conducting interviews and making situation a lot more awkward is evident. Nida once called “Arshad chai wala” and kept speaking in English with him when it was quite evident the guest couldn’t comprehend what she was saying and was having a language barrier. The aforementioned events are just a glimpse into the bitter reality of live tv shows. I believe that guests should not be put into such situation and hosts should use their platform for a safe space and not just for brewing gossip and spicy news.



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It's disgusting to see live show hosts misuse their platforms like that and call guests on their show for the sole purpose of humiliating them. Way too many live show hosts have passed disgusting comments and asked awkward questions but no one calls them out on it because its meant to be comedic

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Even comedic show should have a set outline and script. Making guest feel awkward is just ... not acceptable. This issue needs to be called out.

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I think it's really sad how we make our own people feel alien by imposing this weird sort of expectation and it's even worse that it's all on national television.

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Exactly! I mean why put all the pressure on the guest and show that image of them to the masses. If anything shows should just give them a break...

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It’s actually sad that media channels direct their shows only for ratings , even if these ratings come at the expense of embarrassing their guests or crossing boundaries by asking personal questions from their guests.

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Oh yess :(

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Sara Arif
Sara Arif
2021年7月08日

These shows make me so ashamed of our media at times. They disgust me with the way they'd stoop so low just for TRP!

Love the blog

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I can’t even stand Nida’s shows anymore. Even international shows do this and if the guests reply back they say oh how savage or rude. And thank you so much Sara!!

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safa.imran11
safa.imran11
2021年7月07日

Don't wanna be mean but I personally cannot stand Nida Yasir.

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Girl ... sameeee...

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