Hania Amir opens up about how hurtful mean social media comments can be
Celebrities and influencers, when putting up their lives for public consumption, garner a whole lot of unnecessary hate, personal attacks on their appearances and judgement about their life choices from people on social media who feel entitled to, more often than not, unproductive criticism.
Having had enough from cyber bullies, Hania Amir opened up on Instagram about the terrible repercussions distasteful online comments have had her on mental health, to the extent that she literally shed tears reading them.
"This was me trying to get myself together after shedding two tears over three mean comments," she revealed, posting a rather gloomy picture of herself on her feed.
"Words are powerful. They can create and destroy. Why use them to knock people down when you can use them to lift each other up?" she questioned her followers.
The Dil Ruba actor went on to comment how being rude was in fact weak and a projection of your own fears and insecurities.
"Being kind is beautiful; it is strength; let’s be beautiful and strong together," she encouraged, asking people to use their words wisely.
Previously, other popular names such as Iqra Aziz have also spoken about the lasting effects online hate can have on one's mental well-being.
A public figure tearing their walls down and opting to talk about something as sensitive as bullying that everyone has faced at one point or another, may lay the foundation to foster dialogue and send out the much-needed message that nothing is cooler than kindness.
Sending support and love to all those standing steadfast in the face of hate. Don't let them dim your shine!