Pakistan is heading towards a change, at least it seems so, and media is playing a major role in changing the mindsets of people. Thanks to our celebrity influencers who know how much their voices matter and are raising theirs to make a difference.
One of those celebrities is Zahid Ahmed who recently highlighted the dual standards of our society in an interview and said that “It is strange that we are allowed to slap women on TV but cannot show intimacy”.
Zahid’s statement has stirred a new controversy and people are now discussing this matter on social media. Celebrities have also come forward and defended his statement.
One of the celebrities who agree with Zahid is Osman Khalid Butt. Butt posted an Instagram story and wrote, “Strange Indeed”.
One of the users replied to Osman Khalid Butt’s story and said that this is “Just a pathetic excuse to get physical with female actors”.
The social media user also said, “Not to mention the influence it has on society and especially young children and young teens.”
Butt definitely did not agree with this definition of intimacy and decided to school the user. He commented, “Yeah, so reactions like this are wholly predictable,” he further said, “First off: intimacy is not just sex. Secondly, I’d rather my child see a healthy intimate relationship between fictional spouses than, you know, PHYSICAL ABUSE being normalized.” he added in the end, “The nerve to talk about ‘influence’.”
Osman Khalid Butt is very vocal about issues that require attention. Be it showing support for the “Me Too” movement or raising awareness about rape or abuse against women, Butt is always one of the few to raise is voice for the cause.
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