Iqra Aziz opens up about cyberbullying in a candid Instagram post

Iqra Aziz opens up about cyberbullying in a candid Instagram post

"Why make them feel bad when we have the power to make them feel good?" she wrote.
Updated 06 Jul, 2019

After delivering some hard-hitting performances, most recently in the Suno Chanda sequel, Iqra Aziz has become one of Pakistan's most sought out actors.

The actor's personal and professional choices have caused stirs in many coffee cups, garnering love appreciation but also some hate and harsh criticism.

Yesterday, the 21-year-old very courageously spoke up about negativity on the internet particularly about cyberbullying and non-constructive and often unnecessary criticism from people.

Iqra very responsibly used her massive outreach to further the conversation about bullying, an issue everyone has struggled with at some point in their life. A public figure tearing their walls down and opting to talk about something this sensitive may encourage others to open the dialogue too.

Iqra's post highlights the importance of the small, everyday mundane actions that have a much more lasting impact on one's mental health than it may appear:

"It takes a few words to humiliate someone to the core. It take a few words to bring a smile on someone’s face".

At the end of the day, its the little things that go a long way.

"These are the most used apps, this is social media, it has so much POWER of it’s own and that means you have the power to make someone’s day or make them forcefully admit by bullying them that it wouldn’t make a difference if they weren’t around. 300 million people around the world have depression, according to World Health Organisation - March 21’ 2019. Why make them feel bad when we have the power to make them feel good?" she concluded.

Kudos to Iqra for shining a light on the less talked about toxic side of social media. We hope our audiences are more weary of their engagements in the near future.


Laila Jul 05, 2019 03:00pm
If you don't like somebodys acting, singing or performance or their personal life choices, then don't follow them on social media. After all you wouldn't say this to their face. The internet has removed any filter and basic etiquette. Women especially get shamed, attacked and bullied. I know because I have seen the vile posts on public accounts. Another reason I am not on social media. Think before you talk. It is possible to voice your constructive criticism or opinions. Learn it.
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M. Saeed Jul 05, 2019 03:29pm
Very correct. If these are the real personal views of this young actor, then she is much more mature than her age of just 21. Wish her all the best in life and works.
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Rocky Jul 05, 2019 03:49pm
Iqra ...most yielding notes you must read and comply with rest could be bundle of garbage leave out reading five words you will be ok. Yes the core issue is acting skills folks going to watch . Btw you are wonderful actress.
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Khurram Khan Jul 05, 2019 06:35pm
So true and well pointed out, social media has given everyone a voice and it's scary to see how few of them are positive... it's always about belittling or making fun of someone, a savage meme to entice some at the expense of another never accounting for hard work and dedication young stars put in. Hopefully not long from now we will realize how badly this has exposed the side of us we dont want even ourselves to see let alone others and cause some concern to help lift us back as better people.
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N abidai Jul 05, 2019 08:00pm
How about calling out your fellow artist like Yasir Hussian ,who likes to humiliate other artists ,who have given impressive performances ,have millions of following and international presence ,that they can not act,only yoy can! What is right about that statement !
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M.Johri Jul 05, 2019 10:44pm
Great girl, please keep saying good words .LIFE IS SHORT MUST BE IIVED HAPPILY.
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