It seems like we won’t be able to shake off the curse that is Kiki challenge anytime soon. The challenge — which involves jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing to Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ — has been deemed unsafe by several authorities across the world. But guess what, a new video has now become a subject of controversy. Polish tourist Eva zu Beck’s Kiki challenge video onboard a Pakistani flight has now landed the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) in trouble.
Beck had posted a video of herself taking the popular challenge inside a flight which also showed her wrapping the Pakistani national flag around her body. As the video went viral, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) took cognisance of the matter and raised concerns.
“We want to know who allowed the woman to go into an empty aircraft and dance at the airport,” an NAB spokesman earlier told Dawn. As per the spokesperson, an official letter will also be sent to PIA on August 15 to seek clarification on the matter. “We want to ascertain that who had permitted the women to freely move into a highly-secured runway of the airport,” he added.
Eva zu Beck from Poland/England is a Global Citizen travelling around the world, but now her heart is set on Pakistan! She has been exploring Pakistan flying #PIA. She will be celebrating Independence Day in a style never before attempted in the world! Stay tuned for updates. pic.twitter.com/jrwezOJBzw
— PIA (@Official_PIA) August 12, 2018
PIA’s official Facebook page had earlier also shared the video, but later deleted it as the airline denied any involvement. In a statement, PIA Spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar said, “PIA denies any involvement in the video of a foreigner girl dancing. This video was shared on PIA’s page but now has been deleted,” adding that an inquiry has been constituted.
Since the controversy, Beck also took to social media to clear the air around the controversy. In a video, she said, “To give a bit of context, I was with PIA doing a vlog about travelling to Karachi and someone suggested, why not do a Kiki challenge video, as it was trending around that time. I thought it could be a fun way to promote tourism in Pakistan.” She apologised for hurting sentiments, also promising to continue promoting Pakistani culture and tourism.