Mawra Hocane faced immense criticism on social media after a video got viral in which she can be seen calling ‘Roadside Harassment’ a Lahori fun.
Appearing in Nida Yasir’s ‘Good Morning Pakistan’ Eid Special, Mawra was quoted saying ‘I think it is Lahori Eid fun that boys are harassing girls on the roadside while on their cars turning music on. We don’t mind, it is the feel of Lahori Eid.”
We do mind. Please speak for yourself. Our “celebrities” really dont think before saying shit. pic.twitter.com/MSVp5R15vr
— a (@Abbasayy) July 23, 2020
Mawra’s comments gave birth to a new controversy on social media and people schooled her for dismissing such a serious issue casually.
How is being harassed and feeling violated “Lahore ka fun”? Are you okay, no woman wants to ever go through it https://t.co/M0BUNPiFMk
— ت (@karakchai_) July 23, 2020
Is this woman brain dead? Last time she trivialised depression and now she’s normalising street harassment by calling it “fun” on national TV? She clearly has no brain of her own but does no one tell her to stop making a joke out of herself?? @MawraHocane https://t.co/QhSvnz5oNZ
— manal (@meemelif) July 23, 2020
khud to kabhi experience nahi kia due to to obvious difference in class lekin baki larkion ke behalf pr bol ke ke fUn hAi, pakistani celebrities legit deserve the worst
— yoyo ♡︎ bot⁷ (@euphorictete) July 23, 2020
Larkiyo ko cherna is a feel of lahore ?? No dumbo it’s harrasment. You’re insulting lahories by saying this. Hocane high on cocaine !!!! pic.twitter.com/IAyBs76b0j
— Afshan Tayyab (@QueenAfshan) July 24, 2020
The same actress, along with her sister, who said that depression is caused by a poor diet, feels that harassment is part of Lahori culture… 😐
— Khurram Qureshi (@qureshik74) July 24, 2020
Man. The shit these people say so casually is unbelievable. Literally anyone with two functional brain cells wouldn’t ever trivialize something as serious as harassment like this. https://t.co/e0tToEaPVC
— ردا (@RidhaAlii) July 23, 2020
A couple of users urged Mawra to rethink about her statement and apologize publicly.
Dearest @MawraHocane you might be easy w “cherna”, it might be a very cute lahori thing for you yay but we feel extremely unsafe and uncomfortable when we are cat-called like that. Please I beg u to RETHINK ur words before they come out of your mouth. STOP trivializing harassment https://t.co/PixzCjSYrv
— (ⓛ ω ⓛ)ଲ (@dickinsonsgf) July 23, 2020
Are you calling “harassment” and “molesting” the fun of lahore ? ArE yOu SeRiOus ? You should better apologize to lahoris. And think before you speak. https://t.co/jdbwU50Ayr
— Palwasha Binte Inam 🇵🇰 (@PBItweets) July 24, 2020