Armeena Khan does not stand for bullying and she makes it clear. In an Instagram post on Saturday, the Janaan star put together a collage of abusive comments and questioner her followers as to why, ‘Pakistani female actresses are subjected to this poison?’ in order to better understand the ‘Pakistani mentality’.
Armeena could not understand as to why people are so harsh towards entertainers and noticed after examining the comments she received that “alot of these are by females. Why is that? Why is it that Pakistani females wish to attack Pakistani actresses in such a vicious manner.”
She further explained, that local actresses are also human and do not deserve this harsh behaviour when all they hope to do is entertain their audience. Though, the actor was open to criticism of her work “in a polite manner, but I won’t allow you to question my religion, my morals OR my freedom to choose.”
Her post was met with support from her fans and other fellow Pakistanis who thanked her for taking a stand.
fellow Pakistanis who stood by her and thanked her for standing up to the haters.
Overwhelmed by all the love and support, Armeena shared another post on Instagram and thanked her fans, also asking them “to raise your voice like you have done for me today” and fight against bullying.
This morning, I took a stance against the bullying and hate that I receive regularly. I also asked a few questions. The response has surprised me. Never did I think that I would receive so much support and love. I knew that bullying was a problem for many of you also, but today I found out the full extent of it. My heart goes out to all those victims and I am going to take a stand for you also. As I finish my day I want to ask something of you all. 1) Girls, let’s support each other and stop using offensive language such as ‘whore’ or ‘slut’. How can we expect men to respect us if we cannot show each other respect? 2) Please do not stand by or remain silent when you witness injustice. I know you are the silent majority but the time has come to raise your voice like you have done for me today. You are the true decent face of Pakistan and Pakistani international community. May Allah bless you all. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You have made stronger and I hope to continue to promote Pakistan internationally wherever and whenever possible through my work InshaAllah. I love you all! #saynotobullying #keyboardwarriors #Letsstandforeachother Citation received in NewYork for my acting talent lent to #Yalghaar. In presence of Madam Ambassador #maleehalodhi and Ma’am Nasreen Ahmed (First Pakistani woman to be elected in office NEWYORK) Thank you to both the ladies. #Inspired ✨✨
We have seen other Pakistani female stars standing up to online bullying earlier this year including, Sana Bucha, Hareem Farooq, Urwa Hocane and Mahira Khan.