Pakistan’s resident ‘cutie’ Hania Aamir has undoubtedly been flying high in her career, having bagged notable projects in a short time, namely Janaan and Na Maaloom Afraad 2. This time, however, the budding actor has made headlines today for all the wrong reasons.
Hania – known to be quite active over social media – had been on her way to Lahore for a promotional event recently and happened to post some videos on her Snapchat as she often does. Unfortunately, in one particular snap, the Parvaaz Hai Junoon star is trying to include the unknown male passenger seated behind her in the frame of her camera. “This dude is struggling to get out of my photo,” reads the caption of the snap.
“Every time I try and take my photo, he’s, like, struggling to get out of it. Wait, let’s see!” The actor then poses and brings the man in the frame, although he is visibly uncomfortable and trying to stay out of it.
He then averts his eyes and Hania goes on to say, “Okay, I’m gonna wait. Come on, do it.” And right on cue, the man uneasily turns his gaze again.
While Hania may have meant well, Twitter seems to be livid over her snap. One user, who also shared the snap, pointed out that the actor is clearly harassing the innocent passenger. “Why is no one talking about this? She is violating his personal space and clearly, he’s uncomfortable being in her pictures but instead of stopping, she’s enjoying and making fun of it. THIS IS NOT OKAY.”
He further added, ‘If this was a man doing it, and a lady as a subject, it’d have been rolled out very differently.”
Unsurprisingly, it wasn’t long before word caught on and many other users came forth and agreed with him. “Imagine if this was done by a man and the one in the back was a girl… just imagine” wrote a user named Muhammad Ibrahim.
“The same scenario in role reversal won’t be that fun, ma’am. Or if he’s at your seat and you’re at his, you will call it harassment,” wrote Hina Safdarr.
After all this hullabaloo about sexual harassment going on left, right and center, Hania probably should have known better than to commit such an insensitive gesture – all for a couple likes or follow backs?
Sorry girl, not cool. Not buying this kind of attitude and ‘star privilege’.
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