The renowned Pakistani actor Shaan Shahid slammed by people over the social media for criticizing controversial Aurat March posters displayed by some women.
Aurat March posters revealed on #InternationalWomensDay were also criticized by Shaan Shahid. He said that these posters were “not freedom” but “verbal nudity” and “do not represent our culture, our values and the respect we have for our women.
Shaan also posted some Aurat March posters and tweeted that #respectforwomenfirst no brother can see this poster in the hands of his sister.
The writer Ahmer Naqvi bashed Shaan over his comments and tweeted that:
Acting is a choice taking on a role that is exploitative is a choice not a majboori
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) March 12, 2019
After the severe criticism from different people Shaan clarified his opinion about Aurat March 2019. He tweeted that:
#Ibelieveinauratpower if I didn’t believe in the March I wouldn’t support my wife& daughter going to it. they were at the venue holding play cards ,my fathers song was sung at the March in lhr ,but they left .they also felt that some words could have been written differently .
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) March 12, 2019
The actress Veena Malik also criticized #auratmarch2019 and asked that who planned and funded this event.
— VEENA MALIK (@iVeenaKhan) March 11, 2019
However, the controversial march was conducted on March 8, 2019 at Karachi and other cities of Pakistan. Several celebrities also attended the event and elaborated about it with #WhyIMarch.