We’re so here for Ushna Shah schooling a fat-shaming troll

We’re so here for Ushna Shah schooling a fat-shaming troll

"I am no longer 21. I am a grown woman who enjoys food and has a naturally curvy body type."
09 Jan, 2021

Influenced by a barrage of photoshopped images, filtered imperfections and modified fashion spreads to lure mass media, the one size fits all narrative has seeped its way into the minds of the general public, who believe all celebrities should look 'perfect' — and by that, meaning 'thin’.

Tackling one such criticism was Ushna Shah, who recently used a fat-shaming troll’s words as an opportunity to remind everyone how thick girls are beautiful.

The said fan (if you can even call her that) who reminded Ushna how she was thinner previously, called her 'slightly overweight' and advised the Balaa star to practice 'restraint in the earlier stages,' saying that the star should keep in mind that one gains a few kilos growing older.

Responding to the woman, Shah reminded her how beauty does not come in a standard shape or size, and how she looked was by her own choice.

"Thanks babe but that fitness level was by choice and so is this. I get athletic fit when I need to. And the world has seen it," she said.

"I am strong, I lift and am still muscular as you can see, when I want to shred and drop some weight, I will drop some calories and up my cardio but that will probably be for a role," she further shrugged.

Ushna also gave a much-needed reminder to all those people, who refuse to acknowledge that human beings, especially women, come in various different body types, and changes with age are only natural.

"I am no longer 21, I am a grown woman who enjoys food and has a naturally curvy body type. I am most comfortable in this weight because this is who I am and am very much in control of how I want to look. Society and sample sizes don't define my standard of beauty, I set my own, and I like being fit & thick!" she concluded.

You go girl.


Jameela Faraz Jan 09, 2021 04:46pm
Oh that is real, Pakistani pretty standard woman is thin, brightskin, full make up...
Chrís Dăn Jan 09, 2021 05:01pm
Bravo. This is called self esteem .
babu Jan 09, 2021 05:01pm
Beautiful Sindhi woman?
sukhera Jan 09, 2021 05:25pm
why we are printing Indian actress comments on being fat. we have pandemic which is killing lot of people. why not we focus on educating our people of avoiding the killer virus.
Browngirl Jan 09, 2021 07:06pm
Good. All women should eat one full fried chicken daily. That will show the fat-shaming trolls.
Khalid iqbal Jan 09, 2021 09:53pm
@babu why is every one so obsessed with ethinicity , races in the subcontinent have been mixed up , so it’s hard to identify true ethinicity , most people are 1/3 this , 1/4 that , 1/8 there, 1/5 then sharing small amounts of genes with some others ,so what’s the big deal about ethinicity , talk about your education and your achievements, and your work .
RationalBabu Jan 09, 2021 10:51pm
@sukhera read again, she is Pakistani!
M. Saeed Jan 09, 2021 10:59pm
At 30, life of a young girl really starts in Pakistan.
Chris Roberts Jan 09, 2021 11:11pm
I got quite a chuckle reading Ushnah Shah's response to the troll, but she stood up for herself, and did not mince words. Not only celebrities, but women AND men, too, from the general public, can get caught up in this drive to look 'perfect' under the influence of commercially-driven standards of beauty. 'I'm too thin', 'I'm too lumpy, too bumpy'... Human beings come in all shapes and sizes, so, basically, do what you can to stay healthy, and just be yourself!
sukhera Jan 09, 2021 11:35pm
@Browngirl, I think you should keep this advice to yourself. A recent study in US in Jan 2019 found that the Women who eat fried chicken every day may be 13 percent more likely to die prematurely than people who avoid these foods. Eating a whole chicken a day is no different than committing a suicide. I am sure if you don,t die, you need to widen the doors in your house to move around. You go girl.
Laila Jan 10, 2021 01:26am
@sukhera Indian actress? Ushna Shah is a Pakistani actress born in Karachi and her mother is veteran Ismqt Tahira and she is also related to Ursa Ghazal the actress from. Ruswai, Suno Chanda etc. We are no longer part of India since 1947. Were you asleep? Also this is the Images section on Dawn. Celebrities and fashion are covered mostly. Maybe choose another social to read? There are many of you go the top of the screen you can see the menu bar.
Toni Jan 10, 2021 04:11am
Best concluding words "I set my own, and I like being fit & thick!" she concluded."
Ifti Malik Jan 10, 2021 04:14am
Well done Ushna! All power to you .
Marquis de Sade Jan 10, 2021 10:14am
@sukhera: Indian actress? Who?
sukhera Jan 10, 2021 11:25am
@RationalBabu , Sorry.Her name sounds Indian. I never heard of her. What happened to the Muslim names like Fatima, Zainab, Aisha
Abbasi Jan 10, 2021 12:02pm
I love her in all her styles regardless of being fatty or skinny.
Chrís Dăn Jan 10, 2021 12:59pm
@sukhera a good name is a good name.
hussain Jan 10, 2021 04:59pm
has anyone actually read the document of demands NOT by the families but by certain vested interests in the Hazara community, some are reasonable such as compensation and the catching and dealing with the perpetrators. Then you have the demands of ineffect allowing Afghan Hazaras to remain in Pakistan, secondly freeing a number Hazaras who had murdered a young Pakhtun, in the video of the murder there were over a hundred Hazaras that attacked the young Pakhtun, this was over money the young Pakhtun was owed. So the PM is correct that the documentation of demands was a form of blackmail.
M. Saeed Jan 10, 2021 06:47pm
@babu yes, Sindh is very productive in beautiful screen faces. Ushna was born in Karachi, so was the Elizabeth Taylor of the East, Sadhna (Shivdasani).
RationalBabu Jan 10, 2021 07:16pm
@sukhera, not a serious issue, lots of names have inter crossed over centuries - as have surnames. Mr Jinnah’s family have some typical Kathiawari Hindu names too because that’s where his family originated from. His mother tongue was Kathiawari Gujarati.
Arrowhead Jan 10, 2021 08:52pm
Few extra pounds has its own benefits.
Amir Shah Jan 11, 2021 09:23am
Is this really a Pakistani girl, showing off her stomach to impress who?? Shame on you girl, this is not Pakistani or Muslim culture.
Newbie Jan 11, 2021 10:59am
Where is fat-shaming in the comment ? The fan is damn right. Gaining weight is easy peesy but shedding it is million dollar task. Don't forget that Pakistani audience likes its actresses' to be thin and attractive. Stop calling everyone a troll. My contraire opinion does not make me a troll.
sukhera Jan 11, 2021 06:12pm
@Amir Shah, I agree with you fully. I never heard her name. I honestly thought she was a Indian actress. Her name is not common Pakistani name. Showing off her body is not a talent but vulgarity. she needs to grow up for sure.
Laila Jan 12, 2021 05:59am
@Newbie actually losing weight is not that hard if you understand the basics of how the body works, how and what it burns to lose weight, right healthy eating, and exercise. It's not rocket science. But if people just sit around and eat greasy overcooked fatty transfat saturated desi food expecting miracle cures where they don't have to work for it, then they have themselves to blame. Eat fresh, clean and healthy. Keep the body active. Possible even at home with home workout routines. My understanding is Ushna is very much into working out and obviously with money can afford gym and trainers.