Twitter users praise cricketer Hassan Ali for refusing to engage in a journalist’s rude questions

Mahnoor Jalal

Mahnoor Jalal

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Even though celebrities and sports players are public figures, they still have a right to maintain control over their privacy and can choose not to answer questions that they are not comfortable talking about. Twitter users were quick to remind this to critics when a video began circulating online where Hassan Ali was seen refusing to answer the question of a journalist whom he had criticized online for spreading false rumors about him. “First go and tweet something good, and then we will answer your questions” the sports star was seen replying to the repeated attempts of the journalist.

The user who shared this tweet criticized Hassan for displaying “childish behavior” because of his refusal to listen to the journalist. However, twitter users quickly came to the sportsman’s defense by pointing out that Hassan had not been rude with the journalist and had politely refused him, despite the journalist consistently badgering for a response. Also, they defended the cricket star’s right to refuse to answer questions from someone whom he did not feel comfortable with.