Meera Jee has a lesson to teach us on Instagram

Meera Jee has a lesson to teach us on Instagram

The celebrated actor said it is ultimately how one treats people that reveals their qualities, or lack thereof.
13 Apr, 2021

Last week an incendiary rumour broke out from some shady corner of the internet, and the next thing we knew, it was everywhere. News agencies were quick to report it, and they were so excited to report it that they forgot the due diligence that is part of their job. Your co-workers probably spoke about it around the water dispenser, friends around a cup of chai, family at the dinner table. It was noteworthy news, if true, which as we know now, it was not.

The rumour: The infamous Meera Jee had had a mental breakdown, finding herself institutionalised in an American asylum.

The source: Some flimsy transcript of her conversation with a doctor being forwarded on WhatsApp.

The fact: No such thing happened.

Khuda Aur Muhabbat star Imran Abbas was the first to speak out, taking to the internet and denying any truth to the rumor. His source? Meera Jee herself. She called him, informing him of the falsehood in the news, seriously upset about people's insensitivity with such 'practical jokes'.

Another 'celebrity' that decided to weigh in was Frieha Altaf. The something turned something else turned PR professional felt it was great PR for her to laugh at the news and upload a video of it on the internet. Finding it so hysterical, she felt it imperative to inform her yoga partners, with whom she was sitting atop a mountain.

Meera's post comes as, what we would assume, a passive aggressive notice of action for the insensitive people we live and die among. We can't fully imagine the hurt this entire episode would've caused her — or her mother, for that matter, who was very actively involved in it — but we understand the disappointment.

The post reads "No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all" and it's a message for all of us.

It's terrible to find yourself in such a fraternity, Meera Jee, surrounded by 'fans' who find great amusement in false rumours about one's mental health. Ha-ha Pakistan.


Browngirl Apr 13, 2021 11:53am
She's a queen. End of story.
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Ilyas Apr 13, 2021 11:58am
What's so special about that?
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Pakboy Apr 13, 2021 12:51pm
So that becomes a news.
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Parvez Apr 13, 2021 12:57pm
.... and Meera Jee shines.
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Mr. Sindhi Apr 13, 2021 01:01pm
I love you, Meera.
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Chrís Dăn Apr 13, 2021 01:24pm
What else Mira Jee expects from general Pakistani people? These guys are hyper critical and hyper cynic most of the time.
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Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Apr 13, 2021 02:14pm
@Parvez : Yes shines like a diamond from the diamond market.
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Karamat Hussain Apr 13, 2021 02:40pm
she looks too young to get married?
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Solomon The King Apr 13, 2021 02:44pm
will she ever learn any lesson herself
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Malik Apr 13, 2021 02:55pm
Meera Jee got Johnsons and Johnsons vaccine and we are all happy.
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Rubina Apr 13, 2021 05:33pm
@Chrís Dăn plse stop Pakistan-izing every issue and comment in a general manner.
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Tanvir Khan Apr 13, 2021 06:06pm
“There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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Uzair Apr 13, 2021 07:00pm
Frankly, a very large percentage of people can be said to have a mild mental disorder, or some personality disorder. Sometime for some people, it can get worse, and they need help. The right thing to do is to get help at that point. The stigma associated with such issues is stupid and childish. Almost like passing gas is made fun of. But do you stop passing gas because of that? Similarly, mental health issues should be treated, without regard to ridicule of ignorant people.
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M. Saeed Apr 14, 2021 12:48am
Her expertise in classical English language often baffles the twisted speakers of rude American English.
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Khadija Haider Asif Apr 17, 2021 06:27am
Strength to meera! Lots of respect for you!
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