"Harassment allegations are not this frivolous nor is the #MeToo movement to be taken lightly," he wrote on Instagram
"Harassment allegations are not this frivolous nor is the #MeToo movement to be taken lightly," he wrote on Instagram

Even as the #MeToo movement picks up steam in India and Pakistan, there seems to be a lot of silence on part of our entertainment fraternity.

Hardly surprising, considering the fact that even when Meesha Shafi spoke up, none of her peers really backed her up except for Osman Khalid Butt. And the man hasn't stopped being vocal about the movement and feminism since.

The Balu Mahi actor recently put up a post with his Baaji co-star, Anna Ilyas wishing her a happy birthday.

One of the comments he received on the post was: "Please be careful because after some time she would be accusing you of harassment because #metoo."

No one's making fun of the movement on OKB's watch!

"No, she won't because I conduct myself with dignity, even among friends and don't abuse my privilege," the actor wrote on Instagram

"Harassment allegations are not this frivolous nor is #MeToo a movement to be taken lightly. If you don't respect women speaking out about the trauma they've endured, the least you can do is not reduce it to a reductive, inane comment. Peace."

Men, take note. This is how you can be a better ally, by calling out people (men and women both) who are misinformed or insensitive about the movement and discouraging them from joking about something that has caused real pain to many, many women.

Also, good on him for saying that these allegations are not so "frivolous"; false claims of sexual misconduct are few and far between so let's not belittle real victims this way.

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