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Hadiqa Kiani has had enough of your ageist comments

Hadiqa Kiani has had enough of your ageist comments

The idea that you're supposed to just die/be locked up inside as a woman over 35 needs to end in this country, she wrote
Updated 24 Apr, 2019

Hadiqa Kiani believes age is just a number and has had it with trolls and their cruel comments.

When a woman commented on one of her Instagram posts saying, "Aunty, ab tumhari Allah Allah karne ki age hai", Kiani took to Insta stories to share her frustration and give her two cents on the matter.

She started off with explaining how she was disappointed that these ageist comments always seem to come from other women: "Very unfortunate that the ageist hater comments always come from girls. I've blocked out her name because I don't want anyone bullied but we have to do a better job raising our daughters to love themselves and other women."

The singer added, "Heads up ladies, you're all going to age, you're all going to gain a few pounds or lose a few pounds, get a few wrinkles and despite your success and independence, society will try to judge you and tell you to conform to their standards. But at least as women, we can't limit one another any longer."

She went on to say that women should stop letting society dictating the way they live their lives and become aware of the sexism we seem to have internalised, which pits women against one another.

"The idea that you're supposed to just die and get locked in a house after age 35 as a woman in this country needs to end. If Allah gives me the energy, strength and motivation to be this active when I'm 55, 65 or 75 and if I want to be this active, then I will," she wrote.

"Love one another and uplift one another. It's the least you can do because one day, you'll be the one needing support and no one will be there for you."

She signed off with this little piece of advice:

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sarfraz malik Apr 24, 2019 02:37pm
Keep going Hadeeqa... You are lovely and amazingly talented.. Ignore the ignorant
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fairplay Apr 24, 2019 02:38pm
Well spoken, as long as you want to contribute with your songs and in other areas, wonderful. Go for it.
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fuzail Apr 24, 2019 03:01pm
I'm so so glad you guys took this up and covered it! Hadiqa's one legendary singer who's done everything gracefully: singing, carrying herself, speaking, general behaviour etc. I was deeply saddened and angry at this comment that she has highlighted. Loving and supporting what she has written on her insta story!
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Frank Apr 24, 2019 03:13pm
As an artist Hadqia Kiani is just getting better and better with age. Moreover, Punjabis should appreciate what she is doing to keep our language and culture alive.
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Laila Apr 24, 2019 03:50pm
Our society is ageist. It is heavily propagated in our culture and even media. A drama serials premise was a younger guy wanting a woman older than him. The age gap? 2 years.!!! Funny nobody seems to point to men and their ages. Age is a number and no society should define your age or your sense of youth. Ignore ageists.
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A Apr 24, 2019 03:54pm
Right attitude.
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Umar Apr 24, 2019 03:57pm
I m glad that our celebs are coming out to address these stereotypical issues.
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SARMAD Apr 24, 2019 04:01pm
HADEEQA is Perfect!
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Anwar Seed Apr 24, 2019 04:17pm
You are great singer with charming face. I am one of your …… Just stay the way you look and block the one do not like you Your voice with singing style and you do not need anything else.
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Jackal Apr 24, 2019 04:41pm
Good to know that she called out a woman who called her out for ageist comments but kept her identity confidential. If it was a man, all hell would break loose and he would have been vilified. In case of a woman calling out a man for his looks/age, it is considered funny (not ageist/sexist). People should be consistent in terms of standing up for a principle.
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Wobhee Apr 24, 2019 04:50pm
Grow up guys
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Bikram Singh Apr 24, 2019 05:10pm
Hadeeqa !! You are awesome.
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Rahman Apr 24, 2019 05:47pm
Thank you for standing up to ignorance and pettiness. Please consider some future works on promoting civility in this land where uncouthness is an acceptable trait.
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Ahsan Gul Apr 24, 2019 05:56pm
Are there not other old movie women in business?
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Abc Apr 24, 2019 06:39pm
Kudos to you. 30s is the age when individuals actually develop self awareness and self acceptance....infact that is the time when you start figuring out your priorities, direction and goals. In my view 30s is when you actually start becoming a productive and contributing member of the society.
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Ammar Apr 24, 2019 06:40pm
Hadiqa is a legend. Age doesn't matter: she has made herself immortal in our hearts.
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Boota Apr 24, 2019 07:21pm
Hadeeqa you are lovely and ageless.
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FA Apr 24, 2019 07:52pm
This is so refreshing! Good one Hadiqa!
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fairplay Apr 24, 2019 07:54pm
@sarfraz malik like her song in Chinese. So rare from Pakistani artists. Wonderful voice too.
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Syed Ahmed Apr 24, 2019 09:12pm
I luv bushra ansari for many reasons and respect her how she handle day by day our media , for me she is my mentor
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jaredlee007 Apr 24, 2019 09:48pm
IT is a fact that ageing makes men and women insecure. So, why fight it. Just accept that you are old and not young. It is not about being good or bad. It is what it is.
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AbdulHaque Shaikh Apr 24, 2019 10:21pm
Hadeeqa, You are pretty, talented and young looking. Why you need to feel inferiority complex. People can say any thing. Keep on. Be confident and do your job that the creator has made you for. I do not know Punjabi but I still enjoy your songs in Punjabi. This should tell you that there are millions of people who enjoy your talent.
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Saad Apr 24, 2019 10:27pm
That’s why we have shorter lifespan compared to other regions as we suck the life out of people who are aged.
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Millake Apr 25, 2019 12:09am
Don't count the days. Make the days count. Live a life of purpose and accomplishment. Death is inevitable.
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Abdul Apr 25, 2019 12:20am
@Laila Can you name a society that's not? I have seen this pretty rampant in the West as well.
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Daskalos Apr 25, 2019 01:35am
I quite agree with Hadiqa Kiyani. She epitomises a chic and talented woman and shows that age cannot wither her nor custom stale her infinite variety (as Shakespeare put it). Many good wishes .
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Khalid Iqbal Apr 25, 2019 02:19am
Teach yourself and your children to love humanity ,the rest is easy and will follow , love and rescept each other irrespective of gender , social status, then you can build a great society .
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Newborn Apr 25, 2019 04:41am
I remember seeing her on TV when I was in school.
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Bharat B Sharma Apr 25, 2019 06:31am
If she keeps on singing melodious songs then really age is just a number. Love her rich voice
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Mo Mirza Apr 25, 2019 11:28am
Regardless of the biological calendar or any other criteria, Hadiqa is Ageless Legend and wonder. Please celebrate her gift. She is a National Treasure in musical World. We love you Hadiqa and grateful for your talent. We want to celebrate your talent till you are 100 and beyond!
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Mahnoorkokab Apr 25, 2019 09:08pm
@jaredlee007 issue is not about being old or not being old. Issue occurs when an individual is expected to work within preconceived stereotyped limits. If an individual has energy and an active body to work ,why is there a need to push that person into boundaries?
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Naheed Apr 27, 2019 01:22am
Your Beautiful and talented, we love u for ur art, beauty, brains n age. Ur a star, a star of us Pakistanis'.
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