Hania Amir, the acclaimed Pakistani actress who rose to fame from her movie Janaan, recently opened up about her struggle against acne. 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.
Hania Amir opens up about her struggle with acne
“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.
“I’d just come back to Chitral from a day trip to Kalash and after I had washed my face it started to burn and my skin went red. Didn’t take it seriously but the next day I had these tiny red bumps ALL OVER MY FACE. I freaked out but didn’t let it get the best of me because I was at work. They would show on camera, everybody started to ask me, started with the totkas and then came the anxiety” she said while further explaining how anxiety and insecurity can sometimes affect us deeply.
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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. I’d just come back to chitral from a day trip to kalash and after I had washed my face it started to burn and my skin went red. Didn’t take it seriously but the next day I had these tiny red bumps ALL OVER MY FACE.I freaked out but didn’t let it get the best of me because I was at work. They would show on camera, everybody started to ask me, started with the totkas and then came the anxiety.. khair when I got back they kind of calmed down.My skin looked clearer than before. But some three months back it started to act up again and it was even worse this time! I kept it clean,toner,creams,dermatologists,everything! Nothing seemed to fix my skin and I had my night AND days of crying. Feeling insecure. Anxiety. Makeup wouldn’t help. I was a mess but I went through it and got out of it too. I went to a different doctor and he prescribed me some meds. My skin has been better than before. But it made me wonder.. Why is my skin defining me? Who has made these beauty standards that we always feel the need to match? The society? Clear skin is beauty? I know that the idea of being “perfect” is appealing to majority but you don’t need to be an airbrushed flawless image to feel beautiful. Nobody should feel the pressure of matching the ridiculous societal beauty standards.Have your own.Beauty is within and anybody who makes you feel small because of what you LOOK like shouldn’t be around you! To all the brothers and sisters out there! Being a celebrity does not mean perfection; it only means we have chosen a profession that makes us and our lives public but certainly not that we do not go through issues in life; Every individual has their own. Perfection is not what we should be seeking, being comfortable in our own skin is the key. This is my skin at the moment. Better than before but still not quite okay. But till I tackle it am I gonna hide myself from the world? Shy away from people? No. Yes I am struggling but my skin DOES NOT define me. 🙏🏽
This post was appreciated by so a lot of people who appreciated Hania for talking about body positivity in a brave manner. However, a few hours later 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 takes a hit for his ‘acne’ joke on Hania
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”.
She also wrote a long post in which she said that exploiting people’s insecurities for humor is downright degrading and disrespectful.
Yasir then posted again on his Insta in which he said that his previous post wasn’t a joke and that acne in Urdu is actually called “Dana”.
This isn’t the first time Hussain has been caught amidst a controversy. He also came under fire for a joke he made about the transgender community and then about child molestation at the Hum Awards in Lahore in 2017.
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.”
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