Atif Aslam released a new single Raat and it features many leading ladies including Syra Yousuf. However, a BTS photo of the actress has brought trolls out of the woodwork.
Syra’s sister, stylist and make-up artist, Palwasha Yousuf created the look for the Tanhaiyan: Naye Silsiley actor’s cameo in the Raat Music video.
While the starlet looks as glamorous as ever, a glimpse at her textured skin wasn’t appreciated by all. Rather than accepting that the Project Ghazi actress is human too and unfiltered skin is just normal, trolls took to body shaming.
The jokes went from making fun of her skin to hurtful comments about her divorce.
Twitter took to schooling these trolls on how celebs are just people and have skin that looks like ours without the airbrushing.
lmao why do people think skin doesn’t have texture and it really looks like glass? real skin looks like this ppl get over it https://t.co/azMpkiliVp
— 🦦 (@ksjdfnnq) March 1, 2021
make up is supposed to look like make up. It can't look like your second skin :/ https://t.co/13A4IoK3zg
— mashaim (@mashaiim) March 1, 2021
Fans supported Syra Yousuf and called her brave.
I find women who are comfortable with their skin in this toxic society really brave. Well it helps if you are Syra Yousaf though. https://t.co/wNYTKkqS86
— Rizwan (@Rizwow) March 2, 2021
Others talked about how women, in general, face this kind of toxicity on the regular.
berating women is so normalised in Pakistani society it makes me sick https://t.co/1lhOl1Gy4O
— saudade (@alayneslady) March 2, 2021
Teach your little girls NOT to be insecure about their looks … Teach them to zero on those who ask them to perk up their breasts / fix their features / change their complexions … Stop feeding them insecurities for heaven's sake … https://t.co/zBKQEwSDbh
— ChaiNotCoffee (@ChaiNotCoffee) March 2, 2021
One woman even dedicated a whole thread to how celebs have textured skin and acne too.
This picture of Syra Yusuf was posted on Instagram and I was genuinely so glad to see the textured skin because this is how skin is supposed to look like. Then I read the comments & got so disappointed. And the fact that these comments are actually posted by girls, it's pathetic. pic.twitter.com/gZSOglXKsb
— Maryam (@BefourMaryam) March 1, 2021
People opened up about personal struggles with body shaming, and toxicity.
God forbid if someone has a darker skin tone. As a man, live(d) with (funny) comments from people close to me – even educated and “woke” people. I’ve gotten to love it. Perhaps because living in Europe, people comment positively on the healthy looking skin in the dark winters.
— KAA (@khiladi2002) March 1, 2021
Ironic.. it’s year 2021 n we r still bullying people for having acne, scars, pores, pigmentations, skin colour.
I have been bullied all my life for having acne n had such a low self-esteem. Ffs stop this negativity. P.s Women can be nastier bullies than men. https://t.co/3mNYG4S0mv
— Baloch (@warshuu) March 1, 2021
Some people pointed out how the public is only partially to blame, after being fed airbrushed photos of perfect-looking celebs all those years.
Yes this is the true skin tone but guess what? These so called celebrities use their limelight 2 appear in commercials of “Fair and lovely and faizabeautycream223190 only to demean the masses. Now deal with it https://t.co/1wEdD3sqyA
— 𝓐 (@dorritos248) March 2, 2021
What makes me more mad is that half of those commenting don't even show their faces! Like ssshhh 🤫
— That One Paindu Girl (@bigbrownenergy) March 1, 2021
Previously Asim Azhar shared a no filter photograph and faced similar trolling over his textured skin. That’s when the singer pointed out the need to share real images and not feed the insecurities of young fans.
Meanwhile, Syra Yousuf posted a make-up-free, no filter selfie asserting she’s confident in her skin regardless of what anyone has to say.
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