Beware of posting messages online because there's a chance PTI MNA Aamir Liaquat will take offence to them, even if he isn't named in your message. That's what happened to actor Ahmed Ali Butt.
The MNA and televangelist tied the knot for the third time on Feb 9. The sudden news of the TV show host's latest marriage came less than 24 hours after his second (now ex) Syeda Tuba Anwar announced her divorce from Liaquat. Ever since he got married to Syeda Dania Shah, the newlyweds have been posting rather intimate videos online. The TikTok videos feature 49-year-old Liaquat cuddling up to his 18-year-old wife, them looking into the camera while lying in bed or lip-syncing to songs.
Social media has been flooded with their videos and the reactions have ranged from mockery to expressions of discomfort over seeing these private videos on public forums.
On Wednesday, the actor posted a seemingly innocuous message on his Instagram Story about things that are meant to be private.
"When you post something from the privacy of your bedroom, just remember you invited the whole world in… So don’t complain after, if they don’t leave," he wrote. The actor did not tag Liaquat or make any mention of him or his wife in his post at all. He also didn't post anything before or after his Instagram Story that indicated that his post had anything to do with Liaquat or his marriage.
Several Instagram pages, however, linked Butt's post and Liaquat's videos and it looks like Liaquat believes the message was about him.
Taking a jibe at the actor, the TV host said in a video posted on Instagram, "Apnay dimagh ka password dena, mujhe aqal install kerhni hai [Give me the password to your brain, I want to install some sense]."
"Suno!!!! Tamam Jalne Waloun Including Ahmed Ali Butt Sunoo!!!! [Listen up! All the jealous people, including Ahmed Ali Butt, listen up!]," he captioned the video, tagging Butt's Instagram account.
The comments are turned off on Liaquat's post and Butt has yet to publicly respond to the taunt.