Meesha Shafi Calls Out Sadaf Kanwal for Insensitive Remarks About #MeToo
After the recent wave of #MeToo sweeping through Pakistan, it came as no shock that model Sadaf Kanwal was asked about her take on the whole subject. But, it was what she had to say that shocked and upset people.
“You know aap ke sath #MeToo jab ho, tab bol do. Baad mein aap ko yaad araha hai #MeToo, So I think jab ho bol do,” she said during an interview in a local talk show. “Agar mere saath #MeToo kabhi hua tou mai bolungi na. aur mai social media pe nahi bolungi mai aap sab ko bataungi.”
Her comments stating that one should talk about the moment they get harassed as apposed to talking about it later on could be taken very negatively. She goes on to say that if it ever happened to her she wouldn’t talk about it on social media but rather speak up about it to everyone.
Singer Meesha Shafi, who had accused Ali Zafar of harassing her in her very own #MeToo confession, took to twitter to respond to Kanwal’s insensitive opinions.
Strong eyebrows.. do not a strong backbone make 🤷🏻♀️ Pfffft
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) September 19, 2018
Many people were disappointed and shocked at the comments from the model. They seemed ignorant and insensitive to those who have suffered at the hands of sexual harassment.
I’m disappointed how Sadaf Kanwal made light of #metoo movement, how I was her fan, how her privilege blinds her to ordeals of sexual abuse victims who find courage to fight the evil, how all this education and exposure doesn’t bring empathy, how this is how she uses her impact. pic.twitter.com/XqY4u4Fw55
— Maryam (@maryamful) September 18, 2018
However, there were also those who supported Kanwal over her comments like PR mogul Fahad Hussain who showed his support over Instagram.
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Strong eyebrows, even stronger backbone! . . . @sadafkanwal , you are a fighter and a real person. Do not let these negative comments bring you down, they never did in the past, nor shall they do so in the future. More power to you girl ✌🏻💪🏻❤️ . . . #sadafkanwal #metoo #staystrong #morepowertoyou #supermodel #wearewithyou #love #alwaysandforever