Hamza Ali Abbasi slams Ali Zafar-Meesha Shafi fiasco on 'religious claims'

Published: April 20, 2018


The entire debacle surrounding Meesha Shafi and Ali Zafar has taken over the Pakistani entertainment industry like wild fire. Amidst the controversy, many local celebrities have come forward either supporting Meesha for speaking up or Ali for taking such matters to the court.

While the big guns such as Mahira Khan and Osman Khalid Butt have asked that matters related to harassment should be taken seriously, Hamza Ali Abbasi was bound to share his two cents as well.

The Parwaaz Hai Junoon actor wrote, “With this entire #MeToo global epidemic on the rise, I am beginning to realise that Islam was right all along when it ordains gap between the two genders. So called modernism has brought us to a point where the line between flirting and harassment is insanely blurred.”

Adding to his tweet, Hamza explains that women who are now speaking up of harassment have, earlier, been comfortable when men tried to flirt.

He further mentions that #MeToo is a serious global issue. However, if people had followed what was mentioned in the Holy Quran, such issues could have been avoided.

Hamza also cleared the air saying that he was not justifying men or silence as consent, but instead, talking about how such incidents can easily be manipulated.

To end matters on a neutral note, the actor ended his thread of tweets with a promotion of Motorcycle Girl.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Feeka
    Apr 20, 2018 - 7:40PM

    I dont blame him for the u-turn.. who knows come tomorrow we wake-up to another #metoo chasing Hamza ! :PRecommend

  • Abid
    Apr 20, 2018 - 10:07PM

    He has articulated this subject very well…. There is a very fine line between flirtations and harrasment…. Who will decide… Maybe these celebrity women want eastern punishments with western values…. A best of both worlds… Perhaps. Recommend

  • Bushra
    Apr 21, 2018 - 5:46PM

    Allah knows better who is right.but for the time being,i am with meesha.such cases should be considered seriously.!Recommend

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