More often than not, local celebrities suffer from foot-in-mouth disease and end up saying something incredibly offensive to the general lot. Mawra and Urwa Hocane recently made an appearance on Nida Yasir’s morning show and ended up saying something absurd regarding mental illness.
A certain clip from the episode has been making rounds on social media in which the sisters are clearly saying that depression and mental ‘diseases’ are caused by food. “There are so many problems these days, we hear someone say that they’ve got depression or mental disease, but its all because of food! There’s no other reason,” said Urwa, while Mawra kept nodding in agreement. “It’s what you put in your body,” Mawra added.
The video has caused a social media ruckus where people are calling the sisters out for spreading misinformed facts about mental health on national television.
Height of ignorance. Depression and other mental illnesses have several causes, such as trauma, genetics, environmental triggers etc. What you eat is NOT the only thing that causes Depression. Urwa and Mawra, please do your research before saying such statements https://t.co/MS6w0Y0zGn
— Manal Faheem Khan (@ManalFaheemKhan) August 6, 2019
whats infuriating is how calmly and confidently they make their claim. bhai PHD dedo in dono ko https://t.co/5aZa3kW954
— Zαid (@Zaaaidk) August 6, 2019
money can't buy class and brains. https://t.co/cRiKvSY3h5
— zo (@zylviazlath) August 6, 2019
Soon enough, people started making memes over the situation.
therapist: and what do we say when we’re depressed?
mawra and urwa: it’s all because of food
— nawaal (@nawaalkashif) August 7, 2019
You can't be depressed if you eat nothing.
~Dr. Mawra cocaine
— Hammad (birthday boy) (@nikka_doctor) August 7, 2019
Please guys apne andar cheezein na daala karein depression hojaega bakol mawra hocane and urwa hocane
— .Sehar. (@seharnotzehar) August 7, 2019
While depression is multifactorial and can be treated in several different ways, depreccion is treated by eating a lot. Grateful to our celebrity cicterc for this incight.
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) August 7, 2019
the kind of platform urwa and mawra have, and they decide to say that food is the cause of depression pic.twitter.com/ZdHJfYxSMx
— maaidah saleem (@maaidahhh) August 6, 2019
Urwa and Mawra after criticism on Twitter pic.twitter.com/Pgrgz5PEWW
— Furqan Haider (@AngryRedd) August 7, 2019
I love bittergourd. Explains why I am so bitter. https://t.co/yuW5iRMVDW
— Baji Please (@BajiPlease) August 7, 2019
While some resorted to watching the whole interview, and still concluded the same.
Watched the full Urwa/Mawra interview. It's still stupid.
You cannot go and say this stuff. Even if you're well-meaning and wanted to warn people about junk food and promote healthy eating.
Junk food is not what causes depression ffs.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) August 7, 2019
Following all the backlash, Mawra posted a couple of google screenshots with the answers to ‘can food make you depressed?’
guys mawra hocane ki bhi koi sun lo pic.twitter.com/DYiNVVdb7u
— m. (@desiliciousss) August 7, 2019
But evidently, nobody’s having it.
i can't imagine, in insta stories Mawra is defending her stupid statement related to depression.
— ; (@ItsSumiyya) August 7, 2019
Maybe they could have worded their stance in a better way. Or refrained from talking about mental illness in a condescending way. Either way, the public outrage is still going strong!