Award-winning model Sadaf Kanwal recently sparked outrage when she shared her thoughts on the #MeToo movement on a recent talk show. Her comments on the matter have invited distaste and disapproval from far and wide. However, there have been some who have jumped to the model’s defence.
It all began when Sadaf made an appearance on fashion designer, Hassan Shehryar Yasin’s talkshow, Tonite with HSY,with fellow model Amna Ilyas.
When the host asked about her thoughts on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, Sadaf replied, “You know aap ke saath Me too jab ho, tab boldo. Baad mai aap ko yaad araha hai metoo, So I think jab ho boldo. (When you encounter a MeToo incident, say it then. Why are you remembering it later? I think you should speak about it when it happens.)”
She continued, “Agar mere saath #MeToo kabhi hua tou mai bolungi na. Aur main social media pe nahi bolungi main aap sab ko bataungi (If I ever have a #MeToo incident, I would say it. And I won’t just say it on social media. I’d tell all of you.)”
While, we’re not sure what the model-actress was trying to imply, her comments did not go down well with the public as well as the members of the entertainment industry.
Meesha Shafi, who earlier accused fellow actor Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her, was one the first to comment on the matter.
“Strong eyebrows.. do not a strong backbone make. Pfffft,” she wrote on Twitter, taking a dig at Sadaf who is recognised for her bushy, thick eyebrows.
Meesha Shafi, took it to twitter to express her disappointment, as well, in a very cryptic tweet that many have taken to be shade thrown Sadaf’s way
— MEESHA SHAFI (@itsmeeshashafi) September 19, 2018
Some people called out HSY for “endorsing these people.”
— alice (@someaningless) September 19, 2018
Kanwal, do not PREACH; PRACTICE.
Really? 🤦🏻♀️ It’s so disappointing when women who are well aware of what really goes on around, women who have the power and influence on other people, say such things without context and without giving it a second thought. So pathetic! https://t.co/dff4b4SAYC
— Zaibi (@Zaibii12) September 18, 2018
Sadaf, meanwhile, has not commented on the controversy as yet.
On the other hand, Ilyas had a different take on the issue. She said,
“When you think it’s the right time you will speak up. Many people don’t have the strength to speak up at that moment. You need a lot of strength to say something like that.”