Christian Betzmann, a German vlogger and influencer, landed himself in hot waters after his insensitive remarks regarding Palestine’s situation. He faced a backlash from his Pakistani followers, in a conversation with an Instagramer, he used utterly harsh words like “prayers do nothing” and “you have no power” (referring to the online protesters). He views first world countries as the doers and third world countries as the non-doers.
After the publication of his said conversation, Christian finally responded to the controversy saying Pakistan needs to accept constructive criticism and stated that he never insulted any prayers.
In his non-apology, he mentions that he loves Pakistan, and that his words were twisted.
Few days later it was announced by Zoya Nasir, his ex-fiancée, that they are no longer engaged to be married. She stated, “There are certain religious and social boundaries that can’t be crossed no matter what, hence, the decision to part ways.” This decision of hers was supported by a number of people, including tiktok star, Romaisa khan and youtuber, Shahveer Jafry.
Was it right of Christian to talk about such a sensitive subjective, so carelessly? and was it right of Zoya to part ways with him? is still a matter of discussion.