Iffat Omar, a Pakistani star, is ‘ashamed’ of using her celebrity status to get an early COVID-19 vaccine. Following a barrage of backlash, she has acknowledged her mistake and apologized for jumping the vaccine queue.
I am sorry.I am ashamed.I apologise from the bottom of my heart.I will repent.
— Iffat Omar Official (@OmarIffat) April 6, 2021
Iffat Omar was accused on social media of abusing her luxury by having vaccinated while more eligible people had to wait.
In the video, the actress can be seen getting vaccinated at the minister’s residence with Federal Minister for Housing and Works Tariq Bashir Cheema and what seem to be a couple of his relatives.
Family of Federal Minister Tariq Basheer Cheema getting vaccinated out of turn and at their homes. Will @Asad_Umar take notice? Are the rest of Pakistanis children of a lesser god? pic.twitter.com/lEnWmPkLdd
— Adeel Raja (@adeelraja) March 29, 2021
The actress claimed in a now-deleted tweet that she had received a booster shot of the Chinese vaccine CanSino.
However, Twitter users had called her out on the claim, pointing out that CanSino was a single-dose vaccine and does not require a booster shot.