All of Pakistan seems to have weighed in on the #MeToo movement following the shocking revelations from Meesha Shafi yesterday alleging that she was sexually harassed by Ali Zafar. While the story unfolds, many Pakistani celebrities have taken to social media to share their thoughts.
Seriously, we love Osman Khalid Butt’s fearlessness in championing women’s rights. Whether it is his take on the Mahira Khan controversy or being a part of a path breaking project like Baaghi, we are fans of how he lends support.
in this instance, Osman focused on why it is important to give women the space to speak up.
He also did a neat job of shutting up people who have been saying that Meesha has done this for publicity.
Mahira Khan, who herself is not new to bigoted abuse on social media shared how the root cause of the problem lies with people’s mindsets.
Urwa Hocane lent her voice to the movement and Meesha Shafi too.
Maya Ali, who stars opposite Ali Zafar in the upcoming film Teefa in Trouble, took to her instagram page to say that people should reserve judgement till the truth comes out. She went on to share how she saw Ali as a family man during the shoot of their film.
And here’s Hamza Ali Abbasi‘s take on the issue.
The actor later gave a little more explanation for his stance.
As we await more information, we can only hope that we get to a place soon where women at least have the space where they can share their experiences without facing abuse.
What is your take on this sordid issue?