Jimmy Fallon takes a jibe at Pak PM over his struggle with headphones


All thanks to his awkward moment during a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Uzbekistan recently, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was recently featured on Jimmy Fallon’s talk show.
On Thursday, a video went viral in which Sharif and Putin are seen sitting beside each other. As the discussion is about to begin, Sharif is seen trying to fix his earphones but failing. He seeks help and gets it fixed. However, the Pakistan PM’s struggle did not end there as the earphones fell off once again from Sharif’s ear after the meeting started.
Sharif’s struggle with earphones triggered an inevitable laugh from Putin. Netizens, including Fallon, did not miss any chance to make fun of the Pakistan Prime Minister.
An excerpt from the latest episode of Fallon’s show has been doing the rounds on the internet in which he is seen mocking Sharif.
“That guy is the leader of 220 million people,” Fallon quipped after showing Sharif’s viral video to his audience during the episode.
However, Fallon’s jibe at Sharif over his awkward moment at the SCO meeting did not go down well with a section of social media users
“Hey@jimmyfallon- Have you talked about the devastating floods destroying Pakistan? “A nation of 220 million people” is destroyed by climate change because of your country’s greed and wastefulness. If you haven’t donated or raised funds for us, you don’t get to use us as a joke,” a netizen tweeted.
“Deeply offensive that@jimmyfallon chose to mock 220 million people of Pakistan for a leader allegedly put in place after US-instigated regime change, while completely ignoring the suffering caused by devastating floods & climate change. Tone-deaf much?” another user wrote.
Sharif’s video was initially shared by former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).