KARACHI: PR mogul Frieha Altaf has come under the limelight once again this month - though this time for all the wrong reasons. The self-proclaimed 'Queen of PK' has been part of the fashion industry for over a decade and recently sparked controversy over a random person's fashion choices.
Earlier this month, Altaf shared her experience as a victim of child abuse. This was a brave move considering such subjects are still a taboo in Pakistan and people lauded her stance on the issue.
I was sexually abused by our cook at age 6. My parents took action but everyone remained silent as if it was my shame. At 34 I realised how it had impacted my life.the only shame is keeping SILENT #ChildAbuse #shame #NoMoreChildAbuse #MeToo #JusticeForZainab #HowToStopChildAbuse— Frieha Altaf (@FriehaAltaf) January 14, 2018
Altaf took to Instagram to share a few videos of random people at the airport objecting to what they chose to wear. Facebook user Riffat Alam called out Altaf's hypocrisy on standing up for what's right.
Alam refused to accept Altaf's use of star power to ridicule others whereas claiming that she should, instead, be using her platform to fight against other social issues such as bullying.
Twitter users were quick to share their two cents on the subject as well.
Maybe wearing a newspaper to airport would win us Frieha’s unwanted approval?! 🤦🏻♀️ so soon these people forget that if they are privileged, they don’t have the right to insult or mock mediocricy or any level. pic.twitter.com/8oaV2H1lfN— SYEDA TUBA AAMIR (@TubaAtweets) February 5, 2018
Oh how I hate these kind of people. Wearing branded clothes with 5kg make up doesn’t make you superior. @FriehaAltaf you have no right to judge others keep your dresscode to yourself. These ladies are beautiful and have every right to dress the way they want.— Kaynat🥀🇵🇰 (@kynt_ali) February 5, 2018
One even point out Altaf's hypocrisy over freedom of choice.
While Altaf has managed to pull down the videos from her social media handle, Alam was quick to grab screenshots and make the issue public. She also sent a personal message to Altaf stating that judging others' wardrobe choices was a low blow.
However, even after removing all evidence, Altaf continued tweeting about abuse - raising fingers on her sincerity to the cause.
According to Sahil 22000 child abuse incidents have been recorded in Pakistan in the past 7 years. Our children are unsafe and vulnerable. Talk to them about this subject. #aikzarooribaat #catwalkcares #knorrcares @Sahil_NGO @NJLahori @ShehzadRoy— Frieha Altaf (@FriehaAltaf) February 6, 2018
Altaf has not made any comments on the matter as of now, but the concerned Pakistani public would like her to come forth and elaborate on her case.
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