So OKB is the only celebrity who has something to say about the #MeToo movement in Pakistan

Updated 20 Apr, 2018 01:50pm

Images Staff

Other celebs like Urwa Hocane have also voiced their support but not as strongly as actor Osman Khalid Butt

Yesterday marked a milestone in the #MeToo movement in Pakistan, with prominent singer Meesha Shafi coming forward with the allegation that popular actor and musician Ali Zafar had sexually harassed her.

Also read: Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment, encourages women to break ‘culture of silence’

Her tweet sent shock waves through Pakistani social media and divided their fans. But what of the celebrities — Meesha's peers in the industry, Ali's peers in the industry...

They've maintained a stony silence so far.

All except for actor/writer Osman Khalid Butt, who offered clear and unflinching support to Meesha Shafi, the first to share her #MeToo story from within the entertainment industry.

Osman had earlier also showed support by posting an excerpt of Meesha's interview with Images.

He also points out how it's about time we understand how victim blaming works.

OKB even called out commentors on bestie Maya Ali's post about the matter, which was in support of Ali Zafar.

Might be an indirect jab but we're glad he isn't holding back.

So far, Urwa is the only other celebrity to come out in support of Meesha, but with a generic message like hers, OKB is the only one who's taken such a strong stance.

While social media is oddly divided on the matter, we're still waiting on more celebs to speak up.