Pakistani fans are moral policing Ertugrul's Esra Bilgic on Instagram

Published 11 May, 2020 03:53pm

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Is the fact that they believe she's actually the character Halime Sultan a testament to her acting skills, or their IQ?

We've had this inkling for a while now, judging from our comments section but it has finally been confirmed: desi trolls, have in fact, become worse human beings in isolation.

When they're not harassing female doctors during a pandemic, they can be found hurling abuses at women online. Forget about being a nuisance to the women of this country, they're going international; they didn't even spare Dirilis Ertugrul's Esra Bilgic.

The Turkish actor, who plays Halime Sultan in the popular drama which has gained major traction here thanks to PM Imran Khan, had hoards of Pakistani men descend on her Instagram to moral police her on this post from six weeks ago when they couldn't find anything else:

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They seem to be under the impression that Bilgic is actually Halime. Do they also think Ertugrul is a documentary? A deep dive into the comments would suggest so.

We can't believe we have to say this but repeat after us slowly: Esra Bilgic is Halime Sultan in reel life, not real life

The entitlement

Thank you to all the ladies doing damage control!

She's not the only Ertugrul actor they're shaming...

Leave this queen alone!