“Another foot in the mouth moment by Yasir"
Yasir Hussain came under fire for his comments about the five victims aboard the tragic Titan.
Five people had been onboard the OceanGate submersible to see the wreck of the Titanic before it lost signal.
There was a frantic search for the Titan, however, debris was later found and the US Coast Guard confirmed that the submarine had imploded and those aboard the vessel had perished.
Yasir took to Instagram to share a picture of UK-based Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his 19-year-old son Suleman, who were among the victims.
But it was his caption that sparked outrage.
Citing a report that Suleman did not want to go on the trip, Yasir tagged his wife Iqra Aziz and wrote:
“Plz stop pushing me for adventures like skydiving and bungee jump.”
Fans expressed their anger at Yasir, deeming his post insensitive and devoid of any empathy.
One person wrote: “Our so-called celebrities really need training, grooming and education on how to speak on electric media as well as on social media.”
Another added: “They should not make a joke of this.”
A third said: “Another foot in the mouth moment by Yasir… Just speechless.”
One user said: “Is he sick or what!”
Meanwhile, another wrote: “How come this is funny!! Shame on him!”
One comment read: “This is too much. We don’t know these people but my heart still aches to even imagine a family going through this tragedy.
“Shame on such people who are using it for these kind of purposes.”
One person highlighted Yasir’s relationship with his own son, writing:
“Despite being a father to a son himself he speaks such rubbish. Stupid.”
Since being called out for his comment, Yasir Hussain has stayed silent on the matter.
Those onboard the tragic vessel included British billionaire and explorer Hamish Harding and French oceanographer and renowned Titanic expert Paul-Henri Nargeolet, who had visited the wreck dozens of times.
OceanGate founder and CEO Stockton Rush had been piloting the Stockton.
The reason for the catastrophe is not yet known but experts say investigators will focus on the materials used to make the sub’s outer walls.
It has emerged that several diving leading experts had warned OceanGate executives the sub was unsafe, but the company’s CEO dismissed those warnings.