Screenwriter and director Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar’s regressive comment on women and gang-rape has yet again landed him in trouble.
The outspoken actor and model Eman Suleman, shared a clip of her interview with Iffat Omar in which she speaks about feminism being a misconception and says, “So people think if a man slaps you, women have to slap him back too. But no, we just don’t want men to slap in the first place.”
“Very simply put, for you to understand, here’s a relevant small clip from my interview, you know, because Khalil-ur-Rehman,” the Zindagi Tamasha actor wrote on her Instagram.
Singer Meesha Shafi also shared a tweet on the playwright’s problematic views.
When Rabi Pirzada bashed Shafi by calling her #MeToo a publicity stunt, Shafi replied with a tweet humorously mentioning the playwright.
Shafi had earlier asked why there was no response yet to his remarks. “Ummmm and how many actors, actresses, producers/directors and channels will put their foot down in response to these views and send a message of resistance here?” she wrote.
Qamar’s statements have garnered criticism on social media calling him a misogynist and threatening to boycott his work.
Although the playwright is aware of the backlash he was bound to receive, he goes on to say, “There are specific groups who will tweet about me but there is nothing else they can do.”
Many other celebrities have also shared their views about the Kaaf Kangana director’s problematic remarks.