Fact Check: Tarak Fateh's Tweet About Pakistani Woman Refusing Polio Drops Is Actually A Movie Scene
Tarikh Fateh tweeted a video showing a Pakistani woman refusing polio vaccination for her children is from 'Load Wedding'.
Recently, a video showing a Pakistani woman shutting the door on polio volunteers has been going viral all over social media.
In the video, she can be heard saying that she will never allow her children to take the polio drops.
Pakistani mother slams the door shut in the face of Polio workers. Screams at the two female volunteers:— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) January 14, 2020
"I will never ever allow my children to take these drops. Never never will my kids drink these drops. Never." pic.twitter.com/y9z7lIbRnr
The video was first tweeted by Tarek Fatah, a Pakistani-Canadian journalist and author.
The original tweet got retweeted more than three thousand times and was liked over eight thousand times.
Doctors tweeted their disappointment towards this attitude on Vaccination.
Netizens ridiculed the woman in the clip and her nationality.
Videoclip shows Pakistani woman refusing to let polio workers attend to her children.
the claim is false
The video clip is actually taken from a movie called 'Load Wedding'.
The movie is a 2018 Pakistani romantic social comedy film. It encircles the stigmas attached to weddings.
After the video went viral, actor Mehwish Hayat took to twitter to clarify the situation. She said it was a scene from her movie Load Wedding. She is the ''polio worker'' in the clip.
Despite several people coming up and clarifying the origin of the video, Tarak Fateh has still not taken his tweet down.
A video of a real incident uncannily similar to the movie clip was found. In this video, a woman is seen refusing polio vaccine for her children. She says she would appreciate it more if the money spent on the vaccine would be used to provide her ration for her household.
Perhaps her disdain towards the polio vaccination campaign comes from a place of poverty rather than ignorance.
Therefore it can be confirmed that the video falsely accuses a Pakistani woman of refusing the polio vaccine.