Pakistan’s film actress Armeena Khan took a stand against bullying and abuse on social media, and shuts down all the haters by a befitting reply.
The actress took to instagram and said that she wont allow anyone to question her religion or morals. She has raised a couple of questions in her post stating;
“Why is it that the Pakistani female actresses are subjected to this poison?”
“Secondly I also note that a lot of these are by females. Why is that? Why is it that Pakistani females wish to attack Pakistani actresses in such a vicious manner.”
“Thirdly, please help me understand how can this internet ‘terrorism’ be tackled?”
Hi guys and girls. I have a few q’s for you all. I am trying to understand the mentality of the Pakistani public. Above is the collage of the comments that I have received over the last few days. I want to ask, (1) Why is it that the Pakistani female actresses are subjected to this poison? Secondly, I also note that a lot of these are by females. Why is that? Why is it that Pakistani females wish to attack Pakistani actresses in such a vicious manner. What have we done to you except entertain and create an industry that will benefit the economy, culture and arts of Pakistan. How is that a crime? If you can do better please show us your work that will blow our efforts out of the water. Thirdly, please help me understand how can this internet “terrorism” be tackled? Guess what, I too have BAD days. I am a person with real feelings. I work hard. There is a big part of my life that involves running a business, being a daughter, a sister, an aunt as well as helping those who are less fortunate. Can you imagine, when you are having a particularly down day and you get to read this. I understand that I signed up for criticism when I became an actress but nowhere did I sign up for abuse. You are welcome to critique our work in a polite manner but I won’t allow you to question my religion, my morals OR my freedom to choose Now, On behalf of all my fellow actresses, though we don’t expect praises 100% of the time and welcome CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, we don’t deserve such disrespect or bullying. I’ve seen the same girls and boys go to other international celebs and kiss their backsides as if they are from another planet. Why the hypocrisy? Finally, I am not focussing only on the negative. I am fighting for what’s right. I urge you to think before you hit that “send” button. Thanks for your time. Armeena Khan
The actress said that she would not allow anyone question her religion, moral values or freedom to choose. She reminded her followers that she was ready for criticism but not abuse;
“The same people who criticize Pakistani actresses would go after international celebrities, as if they were from another planet, why the hypocrisy?”
In the conclusion she said that she would fight for her rights, and people should at least think before sending anything.
The actress, moreover, asked women to stop using demeaning words against each other, as only then men would give respect to women too. And last but not the least, she stressed “never to stay silent towards injustice.”
We really appreciate your brave effort, Armeena. Much love and respect to you.