Not okay to joke about people's insecurities: Hania Aamir responds to trolls after brave acne post

Not okay to joke about people's insecurities: Hania Aamir responds to trolls after brave acne post

While the industry applauded her, some like Yasir Hussain made jokes about her post about embracing imperfect skin
Updated 24 Feb, 2020

Parwaaz Hai Junoon actor Hania Aamir won the admiration of fans and industry peers on Sunday when she took to Instagram to share her experience of coming to terms with her 'imperfect' skin.

Sharing photos of her acne, she asked, "Why is my skin defining me? Who has made these beauty standards that we always feel the need to match? [...] I know that the idea of being “perfect” is appealing to majority but you don’t need to be an airbrushed flawless image to feel beautiful."

The response to her honesty was tremendous with the post garnering over 120,000 likes and thousands of comments. Several celebrities like Meesha Shafi and Syra Shahroz applauded her bravery to challenge beauty ideals when her success depends on conforming to them.

However, some of her industry peers responded with flippancy, like actor Yasir Hussain who marred the much-needed conversation with his irreverent and unnecessary two cents.

When asked to describe Hania in one word during an #AMA session on Instagram last night, he chose to respond with: "Daanedar" (or pock marked).

Hania initially brushed his comment off, saying, "Forgive my friend. He's become prone to making inappropriate jokes."

Later, however, she addressed the mean spiritedness behind the joke, saying: "It's high time that people realise that it's not okay to make jokes out of people's insecurities. Humour is great but be careful with it. Don't try and act cool about making someone feel bad about what they might consider a flaw. It's disrespect. Not funny. I'm not laughing. Noone is."

We're glad Hania called the trolls out. The facade provided to us by the internet shouldn't embolden us to spew insensitive comments on social media without remorse.

Which is what Yasir appears to be doing, as he responds to Hania's comment with more flippancy:


Huma May 14, 2019 11:52am
Honestly, Yasir Hussain needs to stop acting like a two-year old kid. You are a celebrity and should be more responsible about what you say. Good on Hania to respond to it directly.
NewBorn May 14, 2019 12:03pm
Well, she's very insecure, which is why she took the offense. This also means that she made her original post, just to get the likes and aww comments.
Muneer Ahmed May 14, 2019 12:43pm
Dialogues between two good friends. This may not be part for discussion.
ABC May 14, 2019 01:00pm
I thought people get mature with more experience but in her case its apposite
Rf May 14, 2019 01:08pm
I thought she wasn't insecure about it hence she posted it on social media Itna lamba about how she's brave now about discussing this and posting the pictures on Instagram, what did she expect, all sing and praises?
Naxalite May 14, 2019 01:09pm
'Brave acne post' - feminists ll go to any extent lol
Changez Khan May 14, 2019 01:11pm
Agree 100% with Hania Aamir. People who make fun of others are very insecure and self destruct in their life.
Chinpaksaddique May 14, 2019 02:25pm
I agree with her, yes it is disgusting! ;
SadFaces May 14, 2019 03:00pm
I am sorry but this is not what I call being bold. Nowadays I see people posting their insecurities then going full SJW to go after those who comment at it. We used to say these things to our friends or close family, but nowadays one is ready to lecture millions based on their creed, gender and stature.
Jelly May 14, 2019 03:00pm
What is with celebrities trying to become the moral voice of society? No one needed that image of Hania in the first place. People are perfectly fine in their own skin until they see unrealistic celebrity faces (including Hania's) on screen.
Jamal May 14, 2019 03:14pm
The game of getting likes and reviews
M. Saeed May 14, 2019 10:15pm
According to Socrates, real beauty of a person comprise three elements, i.e. Truth, Aesthetic Beauty and Goodness. Ultimate value of Beauty was called by him as, "Sumam Bunam", which was an imaginary thing of utmost beauty. Therefore, he equated it in the following equation : Sumam Bunam= (Truth +Aesthetic Beauty+ Goodness)∞ It would be seen that, three elements seldom coexist. But, a good balance between them would give a very high end value with a corresponding value of exponential power. In the case under reference if Hania is truthful about her reality and honest about her shortcomings, she has already scored 2/3rd of the marks without even counting her aesthetic marks. Now, we must give her good marks for her exponential power. Result would be astounding.
Khan M.N. May 15, 2019 03:30am
Be decent, Yasir Husain. Tarbeyat ki zarorat ha app ko.
Tari May 15, 2019 08:50am
Thumb up for hina courage and determination. Being feminine in show biz such bold reality disclosure by her deserves a gr8 appreciation.