Actor Usman Mukhtar is displeased with his harassment claims were compared to abusers and has warned news pages against strict action for misusing his name.
Earlier this week, the Sabaat actor opened up about being harassed and stalked by a woman for over two years. Soon after his post of being harassed, many came in front and supported him and many compared his story with them and interestingly Ali Zafar was one of them.
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Soon after Mukhtar’s statement, Ali Zafar decided to compare his situation with him. Amid sexual harassment allegations by singer Meesha Shafi, the Teefa In Trouble actor claimed that he was also threatened and blackmailed.
Reminds me of the time I was threatened and blackmailed to back off from a deal with a big beverage company replacing a colleague as a judge for a music show or i “will be destroyed” before the release of my film. Expose them with facts and evidence via due process. #UsmanMukhtar https://t.co/jLVreuIEuJ
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) July 27, 2021
Soon after his tweet, the singer turned actor faced backlash for comparing to being stalked and harassed. Here is how netizens reacted:
Maukay pe chauka aur sympathy stunts koi aap se seekhey.
— 🍉 (@shredditt) July 28, 2021
Different. Very different. You think you got away with it. But you didn’t.
— Bari Phupo (@bariphupo) July 27, 2021
Hey Ali, Usman Mukhtar has a special message for you 💙 pic.twitter.com/WT0bfMrX5J
— Zay (@itsnotokhere) July 28, 2021
I corrected it for you: * A colleague he seems harassed, blackmailed and internationally abused/maligned by!!
Well, going by all obvious facts, multiple eyewitnesses and evidence I believe HIM. Check facts yourself. Follow the law, everything speaks for him. #FalseAllegations
— Cynthia R. Sitara (@Cynthia_Sitara) July 27, 2021
stop being such an attention seeker. you’re an embarrassment.
— yusra ४ FREE PALESTINE (@wastelandkilos) July 28, 2021
Looks like even Usman Mukhtar did not like how Ali Zafar compared himself with his harassment allegations. He posted a story today indirectly hinting at Zafar and smashed news articles misusing his harassment story. “I strongly condemn the use of my harassment story for anti-feminist movements. I am a bonafide feminist and I will continue championing the cause.”
He earlier also posted another story and addressed that who are abusers should not misuse his harassment story.