Remember when a British brand was selling kurtis without a shalwar calling them ‘ethnic dresses’? Well turns out a Pakistani TikToker took their word for it and went viral.
Pakistani Tiktoker Alina Khan shared a recent video wearing a kameez without the shalwar and we’re just left wondering why. According to the social media influencer,
“Shalwar ais formality and dupatta is useless. Both make you feel ugly.”
Sure enough, Netizens trolled her. From the insane idea to the sheer stupidity of it.
— memes_by_ahmad_hassan (@Apkabhai78) November 20, 2021
Soon enough Alina deleted her tweet following all the backlash. However, memes are forever.
— Faaiz Rajpoot (@FaaizRajpoot1) November 19, 2021
— xabi sheikh (@xabioye) November 21, 2021
Some of these jokes were rather witty, while also making a point.
— رانا (@RanaMehtab2) November 21, 2021
— xabi sheikh (@xabioye) November 19, 2021
Memes aside there were people bashing Alina for vulgarity and ‘spreading obscenity’. That escalated quickly.
— Meeru Ansari🇵🇰 (@meeruansari) November 21, 2021
Meanwhile, some people stood in support of the social media influencer and also posted pictures wearing a kameez without a shalwar.
— Alina Khanana (@AlinaKhananana) November 21, 2021
— عبید بیگ 🇵🇰 (@ObaidBaig16) November 19, 2021
Basically, the Pakistani Tiktoker wanted to express her feelings about being stifled in our desi culture. Her tweet about wanting privacy makes sense. However, she took the shalwar thing too far.
What do you think of her controversial tweet? Why do you think she later deleted the tweet? Did she feel overwhelmed by the backlash or is she backtracking on her stance? Let us know in the comments below.