Jami Moor has come forward with his #MeToo story, there has been a very strong reaction online. First, his detailed tweets became the headline on every leading news website, only to be removed/amended a few hours later.
There has also been a lack of public support from the media industry, which isn’t surprising considering the fact that Jami has revealed his aggressor to be a “very powerful person in the media world”.
Meesha Shafi has taken to Twitter to express her solidarity with Jami. The singer, who last year claimed that singer Ali Zafar allegedly sexually harassed her, has been championing the #MeToo movement in Pakistan and fighting her own legal battles with Zafar at the same time.
And so I understand and empathize with your predicament,
Self loathing isn’t easy, you’re rotting, decaying can’t stand yourself,
Anyone who shows you a reflection of your demons,
You draw dagger at, shouting how dare there be any free men?
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) October 24, 2019
Along with Meesha Shafi, fellow actors including Angeline Malik, Mehreen Jabbar and Armeena Rana Khan also supported Jami through their social media posts.
Whereas, Mahira Khan didn’t directly name anyone in her tweet, she did take the opportunity to highlight the injustice of using the #MeToo movement falsely, or of not providing accountability to someone who does come forward with their story.
It angers me that an innocent man would kill himself because of wrongly being accused and it boils my blood that another can raom around free after raping someone. Whether you misuse the #metoo movement or delay accountability on it, the result is the same -death.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) October 22, 2019
Earlier in October, Acclaimed Filmmaker Jami Moor had said that he had been a very strong supporter of the movement against sexual harassment because he had been raped by a big name of the Pakistani media industry years back.