Mathira lashes out at Malala for tweeting about the new iPhone, not Kashmir

Published: September 12, 2019
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At a recent event in California, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 11 pro along with new iPad models and a streaming TV service. While the device’s price seemed unreasonable to a large number of people, the tech giant was mocked for its redundant change in designs.

CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, US September 10, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

CEO Tim Cook presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino, California, US September 10, 2019.
PHOTO: REUTERS

This time, it was the triple-camera that sparked conversation on social media. Some compared it to a stove and a coconut while others called out the new camera feature for triggering trypophobia.

However, what engaged an even larger audience into the debate was activist Malala Yousafzai. She posted a picture of her dress bearing an uncanny resemblance to the phone’s triple-camera, adding to the conundrum.

“Is this just a coincidence that I wore this dress on the same day as Apple iPhone 11’s launch, ” said the Nobel laureate on Twitter.

PHOTO: AFP

PHOTO: AFP

The thread over flooded with people joining in the troll, except for a few who pointed out that Malala should call out the brutality in Indian occupied Kashmir instead of commenting on the new iPhone.

Among the critics was the notable, Mathira, who landed on the post to criticise Malala for not sticking to her genre, that is, speaking for world peace.

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Mathira expressed her disappointment as she claimed that Malala should have tweeted against Priyanka and the Kashmir issue instead of ‘worrying’ about her dress.

Mathira seems every bit the rebellious and free-spirited person Pakistan loves to hate, but can’t seem to get enough of. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Mathira seems every bit the rebellious and free-spirited person Pakistan loves to hate, but can’t seem to get enough of. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

Her comment remained influential as it reiterated the public sentiment. Although some were amused by the role reversal as the young activist cracked a joke while the entertaining Mathira felt offended, what flared up the controversy, were the people who began arguing among themselves as to what a peace representative should and should not focus on.

Malala however, has not responded to any remark or commented on Mathira’s response, possibly projecting her silence as a gesture of the peace that is being argued upon.

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