Christian Betzmann hits back at haters

LAHORE: Zoya Nasir’s former beau and German travel vlogger Christian Betzmann has hit back at his haters after receiving flak for his comments on Palestine and subsequent public break up.

In an Instagram story, Betzmann confirmed that he would not apologise for his comments which had caused not only his fans to call him out but also the love of his life to publicly shame him for not respecting her “culture”.

“First of all, this is not an apology. It’s funny how people twist things to get clout,” he said. 

“Pakistan has welcomed me with open arms and I am forever grateful to that. I love my fans and I love everyone who has been supporting me through the channel over the past year to show the good image of the country, and the fun side.

“I had to adapt to this culture and you will have to admit to mine; Honest and constructive criticism. Infrastructure wise this country is a third world country and it also suffers immensely from pollution (garbage).

“These are facts, doesn’t mean I hate the country or its people. That’s a lie. I said purely because I care about Pakistan and really want to see a change one day. But [in] order to see the positive change, we have to accept the mistakes and find a way to fix them. By ignoring the problems, we will never fix anything.”

Betzmann said that he never criticised prayers and had seen positive side of Islam, however he held that the hate he got was not fair.

Earlier this week, he had said that “social media will never win against government and politics.”

“Sharing something which is all over mainstream media won’t make any difference,” he said.

“Stop feeling guilty for others when you’re littering your own country, not helping your own people and community,” he said. 

In a private chat with another Instagram user, the German vlogger remarked the user’s comment about social media being a normal citizen’s only power with a taunt: “You have no power,” and, “Go pray, that’s the only thing you can do.”

Following the intense exchanges, beauty blogger Zoya Nasir who was also taken multiple romantic trips with Betzmann decided to call of their engagement despite their very public love story.

Both love birds still have romantic pictures with each other despite calling off the engagement. This has led to analysts predicting that there is a chance for a patch up since Zoya is known for her angry outbursts however, since Zoya had used the word “irrevocable” decision, there seems to be no going back.

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