Alizeh Shah slut-shamed for donning a tank top in debut music video

Actor ventured into singing with Sahir Ali Bagga by her side but people were more concerned about her clothes


Entertainment Desk May 18, 2021

In a surprising turn of events, actor Alizeh Shah ventured into singing with Sahir Ali Bagga by her side. The starlet featured in an upbeat, Punjabi song titled Badnamiyan, and boy did the response resonate with its name.

The track’s music video saw her shaking a leg in a tank top, crooning the Punjabi number. And as tradition goes, Twitter was not impressed. The song crossed one million views on YouTube shortly after its release. But the topic of discussion was neither Shah’s vocals, nor her debut into music. The topic of discussion was her clothes.

The Ehd-e-Wafa actor trended on the micro-blogging site as many slut-shamed her whilst using foul language. This moral-brigade, dubbed her appearance ‘unacceptable’ and ‘offensive’. And despite the fact that her tank top was like any regular sleeveless outfit, users accused her of "crossing all boundaries of modesty.”

So in response to this unrestrained criticism coming her way, Shah took to her Instagram stories and wrote, “I find all memes and criticism amusing. However, the fact that a trivial topic to discuss is now the most trending issue in our country… Instead of becoming a voice for Palestine, what's wrong with our people?"

Since her response, however, many users resonated Shah’s sentiments and called out the hypocrisy of those using expletives to school a woman. “Palestine is burning but le Pakistani awam,” shared a netizen with a screenshot of Twitter trends in Pakistan.

Another user complained, “We have so many problems regarding exams, Covid-19, lockdown, Palestine, but our Pakistani public is highlighting Alizeh shah wearing sleeveless shirt. What do you all want?”

One user reminded what Saba Qamar had pointed out earlier, “#AlizehShah will be receiving hate for the next two days for wearing a tank top by the same countrymen whose number 1 trending program in Ramazan was Sexify.

Let’s introspect before we judge, shall we?

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