ISLAMABAD- Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has reacted over the issue of the sexual harassment allegations levelled by singer Meesha Shafi.
She spoke against those “desensitizing the issue” of Meesha’s allegations of sexual harassment against Ali Zafar.
The “*Raees”* actress tweeted, “The sick mentality of those commenting on an issue as serious as sexual harassment as casually as they are just shows where the root of this problem exists – in our minds. We will continue to breed harassers for as long as we continue to desensitise this issue.”
Actor and anchor, Hamza Ali Abbasi shared his two cents on the matter as well. Abbasi, who is famous for his conservative views tweeted, “I am beginning to realise that ISLAM was right all along when it ordains gap between the 2 genders. So called modernism has brought us to a point where the line between flirting & harassment is insanely blurred.”
Subsequently, Abbasi tweeted, “FOR EXAMPLE: The man flirts, the woman doesn’t tell him she is feeling uncomfortable, maybe he is in a position of power or other reasons, the man takes it as consent, the woman years later comes out saying she got harassed & the guy keeps thinking he just flirted with consent!”
Furthermore, he mentioned that #MeToo is a serious global issue. However, if people had followed the teachings of the Holy Quran, such problems would not take place.
Nonetheless, he immediately clarified his statement by saying, “I am not justifying men here neither justifying silence as consent, I am just saying how things are getting so blurred & so easily prone to manipulation! Easy liberal hawks… Easy!”