Ayesha Omar got highly criticized for wearing a revealing dress at the Lux style awards. On a post appreciating Ayesha Omar for empowering small local brands of Pakistan, a fan posted a criticizing comment that said;
Countering the comment, Ayesha Omar replied
I’m definitely not promoting/asking/urging women to expose or not expose their bodies. That is their own choice, as wearing this dress was mine. As wearing whatever you want, is yours. This dress was sent to me as it is. I had no input in the design, length, structure, or type of dress they were making for me. They only asked for my size. They contacted me themselves and sent me this outfit in June. I wasn’t paid to wear or promote it either and was waiting for an appropriate opportunity to wear it. I’m promoting and showcasing their work/talent: the beautiful beaded hand embellishments. If you could look beyond a few of my limbs showing, it would be nice to appreciate someone’s hard work without being judgemental. Try it. It uplifts both parties.
Love, light, and peace.
The meaning of Empowerment: “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.”
Furthermore, in the comments, a troller commented such clothing increase the rape incident upon which Ayesha responded how these clothes explain the rape of 4 -5 months old babies to 6-7 years old girls getting raped. Ayesha Omar has always been known to stand up against the trollers.