‘Women get it done on them for fame’: Javed Sheikh slammed over insensitive MeToo remarks
Veteran actor Javed Sheikh has put himself in hot waters with his rather insensitive take on the Me Too movement.
The Me Too movement, which has inspired thousands of women across the world to speak out against harassment, does not sit well with the veteran actor.
Also read: #MeToo a cause for concern in Pakistan
In an interview with Dawn, Sheikh said that women get ‘Me Too done on them’ just for fame.
“The #MeToo movement has given rise to a lot of stories just to gain fame. We don’t know if the accused is really the accused. There is no evidence. See where there is a man and a woman, things are bound to happen,” Javed said.
He added that genuine cases should be heard and if someone is being harassed, they should take the issue to the higher authorities. ‘Keeping quite won’t help anyone,’ he added.
While he is right in saying that keeping quite won’t help anyone, he did gather social media backlash for his remarks that women get Me Too ‘done’ on them.
People are clearly not happy
majority of our top celebs have taken such immature and senseless measures on the me too movement. This is really just the beginning of finding out their actual characters. So many including javed sheikh have said the unexpected.
— N (@whoresunao_) January 4, 2019
Love how Javed Sheikh, in his infinite ignorance, thinks #MeToo is synonymous with kaala jaddo
— Chinlee Gungho (@ChinleeG) January 4, 2019
Others are just surprised at the actor’s remarks
DAWN: "What steps are you taking to make the industry safer for women?"
Javed Sheikh: "See where there is a man and a woman, things are bound to happen. A lot of women get #MeToo done on themselves."
— Aiman Javed (@aimanjaved20) January 4, 2019
‘Me Too is a reality and ignorant interpretations such as yours are just what’s wrong with people born in dark ages or raised by people from the same’
#JavedSheikh Saab, kyun khamakha?#MeToo is a reality and ignorant interpretations such as yours are just what's wrong with people born in dark ages or raised by people from the same. This movement is sadly misunderstood like #Feminism.
— Tehreem Muneeba (@rjtehreem) January 5, 2019
‘Most people in the industry and otherwise will speak inappropriately about MeToo. Mainly because it hasn’t been anyone’s priority to create safe environments for women’
MOST ppl in the industry & otherwise will speak inappropriately abt #MeToo. Mainly b/c it hasn’t been anyone’s priority to create safe environments for women. Statements like these arent just ppl mouthing off, they define a prevalent mindset that has never really been challenged.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) January 5, 2019
— zach (@outsoldyafaves) January 4, 2019
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