Hania Amir is a name known by all who watch movies and TV dramas. She has been making headlines due to her recent performances in Janaan and Na Maloom Afraad 2. But this time the showbiz celebrity is in the news cycle for all the wrong reasons.
Recently, she was on her way to a promotional event in Lahore. During her flight, Hania went online on Snapchat and made a video. To the horror of her fans and followers alike, her behavior during that video left all of them shocked.
In the video, Hania is seen harassing a male passenger who was sitting behind her. Every observer could see that the passenger was uncomfortable with the way Hania was harassing him as he tried to get out of her snap frame.
The snap had the caption ““This dude is struggling to get out of my photo,” which may have seemed as a harmless joke to her, but rather it has sparked a debate on harassment and all its forms yet again over social media.
A lot of people called her out on her behavior.
If this was a man doing it, and a lady as a subject it’d have been rolled out very differently, but here we see @realhaniahehe publicly harassing a mans private space, using her celeb power. It was ignored, because well she’s cute innit? Disgusting stuff. pic.twitter.com/JrIB66kUvh
— عموری (@tiwanaldo) November 8, 2017
Hania’s Snapchat Video Proves to Be Uncomfortable
“Every time I try and take my photo, he’s, like, struggling to get out of it. Wait, let’s see!”, she says in her video.
She then tries to catch the passenger into the frame again, even though you can see he is rather uncomfortable during the whole episode.
The passenger tries to avert his eyes. Observing this reaction, Hania goes on to say, “Okay, I’m gonna wait. Come on, do it.” And right on cue, the man uneasily turns his gaze again.
Harassment is harassment regardless of the gender and social status of the person who is harassing.
The passenger who was trying to get out of the snap Hania was taking was doing so because he didn’t feel comfortable, invading his personal space in the process.
This snap has sparked a debate on harassment and most of the people are saying that if the gender roles would have been reversed this surely would a case of harassment.
Here is how people are reacting about Hania’s video over social media:
Why is no one talking about this? She is violating his personal space and clearly he’s uncomfortable being in her pictures but instead of stopping she’s enjoying and making fun of it. THIS IS NOT OKAY pic.twitter.com/U5ToK6DGJk
— علی (@theinactivekid) November 8, 2017
Well a nice and clean face doesn't necessarily warrant a good personality too. She's definitely under the impression that she can do whatever the hell she wants because people attest & praise her all day.
— Talha (@SentiParlare) November 9, 2017
Lol this poor "celebrity"thinks she's so cool making fun of people. You can see how well mannered that person is. If it was me id warn her twice and then throw her phone away or yell.
— بھائ جی (@Fahadzs22) November 9, 2017
The same scenario in role reversal won't be that fun, ma'am. Or if he's at your seat and you're at his, you will call it harassment. https://t.co/yW5Gc9v6Lr
— Hina Safdarr (@hinasafi) November 9, 2017
#HaniaAmir should apologize for harassing the passenger. Maybe these desi feminists don't count harassing a male as harassment? That passenger should file a complain under Cyber Laws. https://t.co/9CmDVTg8MV
— Usama Siddiqui 🇵🇰 (@MUsamaSiddiqui) November 9, 2017
The debate between harassment rages on. Do you think Hania’s Snapchat video went too far?