It’s not at all times potential to disregard hate on social media, particularly for public figures and celebrities. Actor Armeena Khan actually isn’t placing up with misogyny and hate and took to Instagram to show feedback on social media directed in the direction of to her in addition to different girls.
On Tuesday, the actor shared screenshots of feedback she had seen on-line the place a person criticised somebody for the best way they dressed. It escalated to somebody judging her religion and saying that, as a practising Muslim, she “should cover” herself.
When a person referred to as their fashion of dressing “cheap” and claimed that by “exposing” themselves, these girls had been inviting feedback, Khan responded, “Even iblees [the devil] has minions, and so it is with all evil. This is an example of a dark soul, who enables misogyny to remain. Imagine, if something happened to her own future daughter or a member of her family. We’ve only just seen a viral video of a burka clad woman groped in the street and the man in the question remains at large. I doubt this is anything to do with clothing but more with mindsets.” Her phrases got here with a disclaimer that the remark was aimed toward another person.
However her commentary was met with a number of important DMs, together with one saying that “Islamic education is must for everyone”.
“As a Muslim, why are you on Instagram? I don’t understand. For example, if you don’t drink why are you in a pub? If you’re so Islamic get off this non’Muslim owned enterprise if it so offends you so and go be a ‘proper’ Muslim,” she replied.
She added, “The truth is most of you are just cultists and demand rights you others.”
One other remark pointed fingers at Pakistani actors stepping in to defend Indian actors to which Khan responded that the individual had initially spoken about ageing. “I agree with her because even here, an actor after a certain age is sidelined. But it’s not your fault, perhaps you don’t have enough exposure or thought process to understand the depth of the given topic.”
She ended that the folks she aimed toward understood her level. She justified her response by issuing an announcement that she has the precise to place out her opinions simply as a lot because the customers who’ve the precise to not eat these opinions. “But please make no mistake, I’m a liberal, feminist, woke (whatever labels you wish to endow me with) plus a constructive, tolerant, contributing member of my society. My views are in accordance with global principles and values,” she wrote.
Khan additionally mentioned that she could be very vocal on social causes so if anybody finds it unpalatable then she’s afraid most of them will discover “this space extremely hostile”. The Bin Roye actor instructed that individuals look elsewhere if they need people that cater to their particular world view.
This isn’t the primary time the actor has checked her DMs and responded to haters very publicly. Beforehand, Khan had dropped information in regards to the Aurat March for a follower who appeared confused in regards to the motion itself. “People may associate this march to be a waste of time but this is exactly the kind of voice we need, to shake up the decision-makers and the leaders. More voice [means] more pressure on the authorities to prioritise cases of domestic violence and femicide, to at least provide justice and authority,” she mentioned.