Actor Mawra Hocane Says Sexual Harassment On Lahore’s Streets Is ‘Fun’
An old interview of actor Mawra Hocane has went viral on social video, in which she can be heard saying that harassment and cat calling on the streets and markets of Lahore is ‘fun’.
In an interview that was telecasted on ARY Digital in August 2018, the program host Nida Yasir asked the actor as if any boy has cat-called her in Lahore during her Eid Shopping, to which she replied: “I think it’s the fun of Lahore that boys are cat-calling girls and listening to music in high volume in their cars. I think these are Lahori feels so we don’t mind. Keep looking at us.”
We do mind. Please speak for yourself. Our "celebrities" really dont think before saying shit. pic.twitter.com/MSVp5R15vr
— a (@Abbasayy) July 23, 2020
The host then questioned, “Would you mind if someone cat-called you now?” In response, Mawra said: “No, I wouldn’t mind.”
Social media users and women’s rights activists are condemning the remarks of the actor and calling her out for ‘normalising’ cat-calling that is already prevalent in the public spaces of Pakistan.
STOP NORMALISING CAT CALLING AND HARASSMENT x10000 https://t.co/bvohzncNL0
— Shrek stan ac (@saummx) July 24, 2020
Is she on cocaine again?? Say sike miss
Did I miss the part where we liked cat calling?!🤯 WHERE'S THE FUN in street harassment miss mawrellous https://t.co/y5DhqZ7USO
— Nida (@nidaaarashid) July 24, 2020
sorry what?? Did she just say she doesn’t mind being harrassed? speak for yourself tf i ain’t trynna be groped in a bazaar 💀 https://t.co/kZJ6iyuU9t
— Jawairia Rants (@its_jawairia) July 24, 2020
does she understand that so many women experience trauma because of the way these kinds of men act on the streets???? does she even understand that she’s talking about harassment here???? https://t.co/yvPMBAJjJP
— shanzeh (@shanzfaisal) July 23, 2020
When hocane is high on cocaine. https://t.co/80cTg1W9iV
— ھاشی (@hashpotato_1) July 23, 2020
this is fkng disturbing.
being cat called, and harrassed is your version of casual Eid?
how privileged do you have to be to not realize how much this issue affects people? i am so fcking angry rn. these people dont deserve these platforms if they’re going to misuse them aise. https://t.co/2aB9OXi0OB
— Zain Shahjehan Stan Account (@neha_ri) July 23, 2020
Did she really just say " keep looking at us we don't mind" ???
Im losing my mind what the actual fuck https://t.co/ApvT3mDVor
— maham (@mayhemmm_) July 23, 2020