Ushna Shah is known for being outspoken and blunt, and while many fans love this personality trait, others seem to find it irksome. The actress recently took to Twitter to describe an incident with a pizza delivery guy, where she had to resort to self-proclaimed ‘sexist’ remarks to convince him to inside and she held her dog back.
Her tweet consisted of statements like ‘be a man’, ‘you are not a four-year-old girl’ and similar remarks, all of which were passed on to that man in order to encourage him to stop being scared and deliver the pizza. Check it out.
“Marrd banein”, “aap ek chaar saal ki bachi nahee hein”, “mardaangi peida Karein” – some of the sexist & demeaning things I said 2 my 2:30AM Pizza delivery guy 2 convince him 2 bring pizza inside as I held my barking & growling Pitbull back.
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) October 13, 2019
Many people called her out for this behaviour, and demanded an apology for demeaning a worker who was just doing his job.
are you alright? you demeaned a person in the food service industry when they are already overworked and underpaid, shame on you.
— Atiya Abbas (@AtiyaAbbas_) October 14, 2019
Honestly, not cool!!!!
— Confused Desi (@confuseddesi3) October 13, 2019
Soon after, Shah took to Twitter again to shed some more light on the incident, referring to people as ‘everybody crying about my rant’. “I was holding the dog. He refused to come in,” she said, adding how she made multiple efforts to assure the man that her dog won’t bite.
“None of that encouragement worked. But as soon as his masculinity was challenged my pizza was inside. Says more about society then it does me,” she added.
To everybody crying about my rant to the pizza guy. I was holding the dog. He refused to come in. The first ten minutes of “mera waada hei kuch nahi Hota”, “meina pakra hua hei issey please guzar jayein” “bahadur baneyin Shahbash” didn’t work. 1/2
— Ushna Shah (@ushnashah) October 14, 2019
Subsequently, many people felt Shah’s behaviour was highly problematic and came from a privileged point of view, as the man could have had a legitimate phobia.
You asshole. Poor guy probably had a legitimate fucking fear of dogs and you deciding to have fun with his misery probably didn’t help either.
And no you didn’t attack his masculinity by saying that shit?? He was probably finally done being irritated & humiliated. https://t.co/vDeKCbbiqb
— . (@detachedstar) October 14, 2019
Miss Ushna Shah, you are rich and privileged and have enough money to pet a pitbull. We are aware of that. But, a delivery guy who probably is afraid of dogs is not your enemy here. He doesn’t represent the patriarchy. He is a victim of the same system. https://t.co/AbUxuKu5eL
— Safeer Maan (@safeermaan) October 14, 2019
Honestly, not the delivery guy's job to have to deal with pets. Inconsiderate and, frankly, elitist. You should have put the dog away before the guy showed up and had to be humiliated. Hope you tipped handsomely on account of this.
— asad (@sadizid) October 14, 2019
Some pointed out how this particular dog breed can be dangerous, and it is natural for people to be scared of it.
I think that is a bit too much. It's natural to be scared of a dog. Mard banke kutte se katwa ne ka shauq kisi mard ko nahi hota. Phir 14 injection bhi .
— Rehan Tariq (@RehanTR) October 13, 2019
what the hell is wrong with this girl 'Ushna Shah', just give the poor guy his money and let him be on his way, and by the way Pitbull doesn't just sniff and kiss it's the world's most dangerous dog even banned in many countries you psycho.
— Ahad Abbasi. (@ahadabbasii) October 14, 2019
While some even questioned Shah’s purpose of narrating this story in the first place.
i'm very curious to know as to why ushna shah would do what she did and then broadcast it here. like??? what is the purpose of it?? do you think you've done something praiseworthy?????
— Faizan. (@merabichrayaar) October 14, 2019
Others brought up how this isn’t the first time Shah has been rude to people.
Meh. Realised Ushna Shah was bitchy the day she replied to somebody criticising her character in a drama with something along the lines 'how about your mother'. Some people can not handle fame.
— Plan B (@KakarWithOneK) October 14, 2019
Let’s just say people won’t be sweeping this incident under the rug anytime soon.