An old video of Mawra Hocane, along with Kubra Khan and Humayun Saeed, from Nida Yasir’s morning show, resurfaced on social media like a fire. The clip shows Mawra Hocane glorifying public harassment and twitteraties are bashing her for speaking out inconsiderately.
We do mind. Please speak for yourself. Our "celebrities" really dont think before saying shit. pic.twitter.com/MSVp5R15vr
— a (@Abbasayy) July 23, 2020
While asking Hocane, if she has been “teased” by anyone? She responded:
“I think that’s just Lahore’s fun, boys tease you with music roaring from their cars. I think that’s just the feel of Lahori Eid. So we don’t mind. It’s okay, keep looking at us”.
Then, Nida questioned:
Would you mind if someone cat-called you now?
No, I wouldn’t mind.
Twitteraties are unable to grasp the perception of Mawra regarding public harassment. Many of them are shocked by her statements after getting to know that she’s a barrister. They are unhappy with Mawra.
Here’s how they’re bashing Mawra for ‘normalizing’ harassment culture:
Mawra hoCane is a barrister-at-law. Let that sink in.
— Shazeb (@shazebmushtaq) July 24, 2020
Now I get it. Without "cherhna" eid is incomplete according to Mawra 👏.
— Azalfa Kaleem (@ajeebyaaaar) July 23, 2020
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
MOST pakistani celebrities are dumb af and lack braincells. There’s literally only a handful who understand the value of their platform. https://t.co/jGyHdpeanL
— umair. (@UmairNajeebKhan) July 23, 2020
sorry what?? Did she just say she doesn’t mind being harrassed? speak for yourself tf i ain’t trynna be groped in a bazaar 💀 https://t.co/kZJ6iyuU9t
— Jawairia Rants (@its_jawairia) July 24, 2020
This stupidity on television? And @PTAofficialpk @reportpemra why you guys don't ban these shitty morning shows?? This is seriously not ok. She's encouraging harassers. What the hell ! https://t.co/A0lchdL8nS
— Shujaat Ali 🇵🇰 (@Shujaatsays) July 24, 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
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