A few days back, Hania Amir, the acclaimed Pakistani opened up about her struggle against acne, through an Instagram post. The dimpled-actress posted a makeup-free picture with a realistic and thought-provoking post in which she talked about the inhumane beauty standards that celebrities are required to follow and that it’s okay to not being able to mould into a perfect, flawless image.
“So I have always struggled with mild acne. Always had these bumps on my forehead that JUST WOULD NOT BUDGE! I had gotten used to them. But the journey I have been on for a couple of months has been quite a painful one”, stated Hania. This post was appreciated by so a lot of people who appreciated Hania for talking about body positivity in a brave manner.
Some background on the following controversy
Yesterday, Yasir Hussain, the 32-year-old actor, screenwriter, and a host who was also targeted a few days back for his controversial comments on the transgender community, made a joke about Hania’s post. In his Q/A session on Instagram, someone asked “One word about Hania” to which he casually replied “Danedaar”, which was obviously a pun directed at Hania’s post about acne.
Yasir’s attempt at humor didn’t quite go well with Hania, who in her Insta addressed this. She asked people not to take Yasir seriously as he had become habitual of cracking “inappropriate jokes”.
We got in touch with Yasir Hussain himself and asked for his comments. Here’s what he had to say: “I did not mean to hurt her in any way. We are really good friends and I just joked with her as we do with our friends. I am dark, I make fun of my complexion all the time, I didn’t mean to target any of her insecurities.”
Celebrities come out in support of Hania Amir
Amidst all of this, a number of celebrities have come out in Hania’s support. Here is what they have to say:
Beginning with Asim Azhar, the singer is Hania’s cheerleader, like no other.
Mahira Khan also thanks Hania showing courage and grace.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) May 14, 2019
Usman Mukhtar isn’t behind anyone, either.
Zara Noor Abbas who happens to be both Hania and Yasir’s friend is all in Hania’s favor this time.
Last but not least, a number of big names from the industry such as Saba Qamar, Meesha Shafi, and Saira Shahroz, etc. also commented with their supporting words under Hania’s post, when she opened up about her acne.
It is heartwarming to see how celebrities are standing in unison for a fellow artist and we all here for this show of unity. Let’s hope the situation gets resolved real soon.
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