BIRMINGHAM: Pakistani TikTok star Hareem Shah hit headlines after she allegedly leaked an inappropriate video of cricketer Shaheen Afridi.
The video circulated on social media after a Twitter account supposedly belonging to her shared the video.
It showed the Pakistani fast bowler performing a sex act while on a video call, apparently with Hareem.
Alongside the video was a caption which read:
“Here is the video. The cricketer who was masturbating on live video call. Its Shaheen Afridi.
“He said he wanted to talk. Few mins later, he started showing his private part. Is it right?”
According to the Tweet, Shaheen wanted to video call Hareem, but during the conversation, he had other intentions.
The social media post went viral leading to #HareemShah and #ShaheenAfridi to trend on Twitter.
However, the controversy took a turn when Hareem came forward to explain that she was not the person who leaked the video.
She stated that it was a fake account used by someone pretending to be her as she only has an Instagram and TikTok account.
Hareem clarified that she does not have a Twitter or Facebook account. She even said that she had no idea that the private video existed.
— Cric123 (@Cric123Official) November 2, 2019
Following Hareem Shah’s denial that she was the one who leaked the video, the Twitter account was deleted.
Hareem’s clarification meant that Afridi had not video called her and had not performed an obscene act.
While the account, as well as the video, were deleted, many social media users have already seen the inappropriate footage.
The matter has left many people confused over whether it was a revenge plot or if someone had tried to prank the cricketer and TikTok influencer.
When the video was leaked, social media users slammed the cricket player for his behaviour with some questioning his moral values.
But after Hareem’s revelation, many believe that someone is trying to ruin Afridi’s reputation.
One person wrote:
“I think someone is defaming Shaheen Afridi, someone wants to end his careers but he is baby, a boy, an immature boy.”