Drama ‘Jalan’ has been magnetizing all the controversies towards it since its start. From saali-behnoi affair, suicide, to now unknowingly setting beauty standards for the society.
Last night, a girl posted her story on a Facebook group where she recalled her childhood trauma and spoke about how the drama ‘Jalan’ has brought back all those horrifying memories for her.
I was 9 years old when I got burned, I have third-degree burns covering 43% of my body! I have scars covering more than that even because they had to remove my skin for grafting. I know what hell I have been through all my life, the pain and agony can not be described in words!! The doctors told my parents that I won’t be able to live and later that I won’t be able to even walk or write! But here I am today working as the media/marketing manager for a well-known organization, a swimmer, and capable of much more! Alhamdulillah!! I own my scars I believe that’s what makes me beautiful. People fear that if they’d be able to carry clothes well or not and I bloody carry scars every day and I’m proud of myself I know I’m doing a good job at that! The reason behind this is my mother, she’s a psychologist she raised me this way she told me do not let people pity you they don’t know what all you have achieved and where you came from. She’s the reason behind my confidence but unfortunately, not all people are blessed this way.
She raised her voice about the beauty standards of our entertainment industry that are unknowingly setting in our society. To show that being burnt is worse than death, can be very hurtful for a person who has gone through this trauma, she said.
We already live in a very judgmental society where it’s getting harder each day to fight with the unrealistic beauty standards set by our society. The media is very impactful which is why they should be very careful and sensitive about their content. However, our media is doing the quite opposite. It is leaving no stone unturned to add to these so-called beauty standards. The standards that our media is cementing in publics’ minds are becoming very dangerous for this generation as everybody from a child to an adult has unrealistic expectations around beauty in their heads.
Instead of empowering our youth we are pushing them to try and fit in certain box of standards which our society has. Around the world we see entertainment industries uplifting their youth’s mind by showing them strong, impactful content. A little sensitivity on our part won’t hurt anybody, we believe.