The shoe thrower has become a hero for many, and he is also the target of the severe criticism from some circle. In some cities and towns of Pakistan he is being celebrated and in some his name is being burned.
Why he did that?
Because he felt that it was very cruel and apathetic of the president Asif Ali Zardari to visit the UK and France in these circumstances when the country was drowning in the floods. Thousands died, million displaced and the agony was going on, but the president was enjoying in France and UK.
So Shamim Khan felt it so strongly that he recorded his protest in that fashion.