Today Saif Ali Khan said something that he has never said before.
Today, after a long, long time, we hear him publicly plead with photographers to stop clicking his young son, Taimur Ali Khan.
“Please don’t stalk Taimur. He is not a star. He is just a boy,” said Saif Ali Khan.
Saif said the real reason he didn’t protest the relentless boos from the paparazzi was that he didn’t want to deprive anyone of their livelihood. He was just being nice to the photographers who make their living clicking his son.
After the incident, a section of the media thought that it was Saif Ali Khan who had complained to the police.
According to Saif, it was just a concerned neighbor who was upset by Taimur Ali Khan’s constant harassment. Saif made it clear that he also supports his neighbor.
“Yes, the police cleared the paparazzi because someone complained. I don’t. I can’t say I sit well with his presence, because 10 people lounging outside your house waiting for a picture of your son is unsettling, to say the least. I didn’t complain because I don’t want to deprive anyone of a job,” he said.
This comment also comes close to another recent outburst by Saif Ali Khan in front of the paparazzi because they were constantly in Taimur’s eyes as they headed to catch a flight at Mumbai International Airport.
“Bas karo yaar, bachcha andha ho jaayega (Enough, the child will go blind),” Saif told cameramen gathered at the airport as everyone, including the photographers, laughed.
If you thought that if Saif Ali Khan is the only one in Khaan-daan who has realized how the gaze of the media is irreparably damaging Taimur’s childhood, let me inform you that the entire Khan family has asked the media with their hands together. stop doing it. stalking Taimur.
The question that arises now is: Why don’t photographers listen to these calls? Why are photographers constantly stalking and chasing Taimur Ali Khan for photos and videos?
The answer is: the real blame lies with the entertainment publishers of the mainstream media who are sponsoring this unrest through their employers in the name of journalism.
They know that Taimur Ali Khan photos mean easy page views because of the “Aww” factor. They know full well that if you put up a picture of Taimur and then back it up with an ‘aww-dorable’ headline and it will quickly gain page views.
Entertainment publishers know that Taimur-related content is a short cut to popular content.
Just because they and their audience love to see “cute pictures” of Taimur Ali Khan, some of the media houses have generated a whole ecosystem that is based on Taimur Ali Khan and the content generated by him.
Ask these entertainment publishers about ethics and best practices and they’ll flip posts saying they’re simply serving their audience.
Things have gotten to the point that even desperate pleas from family members are falling on deaf ears because Taimur-related content frequently appears at the top of Google Analytics.
To hell with journalistic ethics, these editors are also paying a premium for exclusive photos of Taimur provided by Paps.
Now tell me, who you gonna blame? The paparazzi who sell the photos for a few hundred dollars a piece or the entertainment editors who hire these photographers and order them to bring in more photos and videos of Taimur?
B.But no one seems to be listening, and the ecosystem continues to spawn more Taimur content.
Why is this so?
It’s because everyone knows that poor photographers will be blamed for physically stalking and stalking Taimur. No one will blame entertainment publishers, the real people who are enabling and sponsoring this type of unethical behavior in the name of journalism.
Most of these entertainment editors are unfamiliar faces, but from time to time I see them reappear on the internet to help you distinguish between right and wrong.
The question is: Can they themselves differentiate between good and evil?