When Causes Matter More Than Memes: Mathira and Aaminah Haq Clash Over Malala

Social media can be very brutal for global personalities.

Pakistani VJ and host Mathira slammed Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai for making jokes about the iPhone 11 but not talking about Kashmir. Pakistani actress Aaminah Haq then rushed to Malala Yousafzai’s rescue.

It all started when the Nobel Laureate posted a picture of her dress in an attempt to troll the new iPhone. There were plenty of iPhone 11 memes going around and Malala jumped on board too.

“Is this just a coincidence that I wore this dress on the same day as Apple iPhone 11’s launch #iPhone11”


The iPhone 11 Has Become A Ridiculous Meme, Even Malala Thinks So


Rather than sharing some laughs, Malala ended up facing a harsh backlash from people, including Mathira. People criticized the Pakistani expat for using her platform for a meme but not to raise the Kashmir issue or to address the recent Priyanka Chopra controversy.

Here’s what Mathira had to say to the youngster:

“First of all, she has the time to post about iPhone stuff why not Kashmir, I don’t get it. Her one tweet against Priyanka and Kashmir will help but she is worried about her dress and iPhone.”

Mathira bashed Malala for trolling iPhone 11 but not raising the Kashmir issue.

Not Everyone Was Onboard

Veteran actress Aaminah Haq didn’t take too well to this. She clapped back at Mathira and publications supporting her.

Actress Aaminah Haq defends Malala after criticism from Mathira


Mathira then pointed out how Mehwish Hayat was leading through example, be it for calling out warmongers (like Malala didn’t) and advocate for peace (like Malala did). She was of the view that a global peace activist like Malala should do more and be more articulate with her views regarding the Kashmir issue.

“People should use their platform in a nice way. Mehwish Hayat is one of the greatest examples she used her press her platform and because she was brave.”

Mathira praises Mehwish Hayat

Aaminah Haq didn’t stop there and told Mathira she shouldn’t bring other women down.

“To cut the long story short, I don’t think that one Pakistani woman needs to bring another Pakistani woman down and should support and praise each other.”

Aaminah Haq schools Mathira to not criticize other women


Netizens Slam Malala

While Aaminah Haq can tell Mathira off, that didn’t stop all the criticism aimed at Malala Yousafzai. The education activist was bashed for turning a blind eye to the suffering and human rights violations in Kashmir. Basically, her inability to call out the oppressors outright.


Veena Malik Unfollows Malala Yousafzai Over Unclear Stance on Kashmir

People claimed that had these issues been in Pakistan, Malala would have brazenly pointed them out. Its this selective concern that has got netizens concerned.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.


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