Even because the #MeToo motion picks up steam in India and Pakistan, there appears to be a number of silence on a part of our leisure fraternity.
Hardly stunning, contemplating the truth that even when Meesha Shafi spoke up, none of her friends actually backed her up aside from Osman Khalid Butt. And the person hasn’t stopped being vocal in regards to the motion and feminism since.
The Balu Mahi actor just lately put up a put up together with his Baaji co-star, Anna Ilyas wishing her a contented birthday.
One of many feedback he acquired on the put up was: “Please watch out as a result of after a while she could be accusing you of harassment as a result of #metoo.”
Nobody’s making enjoyable of the motion on OKB’s watch!
“No, she will not as a result of I conduct myself with dignity, even amongst pals and do not abuse my privilege,” the actor wrote on Instagram
“Harassment allegations usually are not this frivolous neither is #MeToo a motion to be taken frivolously. If you happen to do not respect girls talking out in regards to the trauma they’ve endured, the least you are able to do is just not cut back it to a reductive, inane remark. Peace.”
Males, take word. That is how one can be a greater ally, by calling out folks (women and men each) who’re misinformed or insensitive in regards to the motion and discouraging them from joking about one thing that has brought on actual ache to many, many ladies.
Additionally, good on him for saying that these allegations usually are not so “frivolous”; false claims of sexual misconduct are few and much between so let’s not belittle actual victims this manner.