Local entrepreneur Carl Samsudin has landed in hot waters after a video of him publicly humiliating a senior citizen went viral on Twitter yesterday (Wednesday, 28th July).
The viral video was said to have been uploaded by Carl himself on his Instagram Stories, before it was taken down on the same day itself.
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“How old are you? 64? I’m asking you. When you were younger, were you sorry that you didn’t do things right? Did you regret for not taking things seriously back when you were younger? Are you just going to regret now that you’re getting older?” he said to the senior citizen, before proclaiming that God had sent him to help the homeless people.
For those wondering, it’s understood that Carl, along with some of his friends went to the homeless transit centre in Kuala Lumpur to deliver some aid. He then took the opportunity to give “motivational talks” to the homeless people there.
Since then, many netizens have taken to their respective social media pages to criticise the founder of the boutique Bella Ammara over his rude action. This has also prompted celebrities namely Aaron Aziz and Harith Iskander to publicly call Carl out over his rude remarks towards the uncle.
“Greetings, brother. If you want to help people, there’s no need to dig into anyone’s past. I don’t know who you are, but please watch your manners. It doesn’t matter if they are homeless, drug addicts or even beggars, if you want to do charity work, this is not the way,” the former wrote on his IG.
The “KL Gangster” actor added by writing, “Do not bring down other people’s dignity, their spirit, and their fate. If you feel that God sent you to ‘help’ these people who are facing difficulties, then he can make your life difficult as well. I’m just giving you a little reminder.”
Meanwhile, Harith commented on his IG, “Who does this Carl Samsudin think he is? Who are you actually? Do you know anything about this uncle’s life previously? Were you by his side for the last few years that you knew his life history?”
“Even so, no matter what happened to a person’s life, what gives you the right to berate another human being like that publicly – and then put it up proudly on your InstaStory??? That is your account name Carl Samsudin in the corner, isn’t it?” the comedian continued.
“Maybe I’m not getting the complete picture. Maybe I’m missing a piece of this puzzle. If I am, please correct me. To Carl Samsudin I hope ‘God’ sends you this message such that you can contact me and correct my interpretation. I will take down this post and personally apologise to you,” Harith added in his caption.
Following police investigation, it was later revealed that Carl has been fined RM1,500 for breaching the Covid-19 SOPs. In the video, everyone saw that Carl was not wearing a face mask while giving his speech at the homeless transit centre.
“The incident happened at 11:30am yesterday (Tuesday) when the individual delivered a motivational talk called ‘Change Your Life’ to 20 homeless people at the transit centre. Police then called the 34-year-old man to testify at the Dang Wangi District Police Headquarters (IPD) at 5.20pm this afternoon,” Dang Wangi Police Chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah stated.
Seemingly impacted by the negative attention received, Carl has since issued a public apology over the recent controversy. Check out his lengthy explanations here: