Meesha Shafi slams Saba Qamar over hypocrisy

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Just in last week, we all have been seeing headlines of tragic and brutal incidents of violence, murder and rape. Taking it to social media, many celebrities stood up to support victims for justice.

However, Saba Qamar quoted a different statement regarding breaking ‘bro codes’ and speaking out against harassers. Upon this, she was called out by Singer Meesha Shafi for her statement.

Meesha shared Saba’s screenshot and wrote:

“This is what epic hypocrisy looks like, ladies and gentlemen.”

Recently, Saba Qamar posted someone’s quote she came across on her Instagram story.

It stated:

“Someone said today that all of us women are just one man away from being a hashtag and it sent shivers down my spine.”

Saba also urged men to not support each other on harassment that women face because of them.

She said:

“If you are a man and you’ve ever cared even once for any woman in your life, please call out men in your circles with predatory behaviour. Please break your bro codes. If you can’t do that then stop pretending to be an ally because you’re the only enabler then.”

However, Aaye Lariye singer doesn’t agree with Saba Qamar.

Meesha elaborated her opinion on Saba’s ‘bro code’ hypocrisy:

“A lot of you are asking for context out of genuine curiosity and need to understand. Partying with, supporting, giving/sharing space, validating, endorsing and doing frivolous Instagram lives with known sexual harassers and then putting out holier than thou statements about calling out predators is literal hypocrisy.”

She continued:

“You might have missed that this happened or forgotten but the victims and their traumas can’t miss it or forget even if they want to. They can’t miss it because they feel it in their hearts. In their guts. In their mental health. In their nausea. In their daily lives.”

While concluding, Coke Studio said:

“You don’t get to say this without first holding yourself accountable for your enabling actions and words defending and supporting predators after survivors have shared their experiences against all odds. No, just no.”

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