Armeena Khan comes to Resham’s defence after Shaniera Akram calls her out for littering

Armeena Khan comes to Resham’s defence after Shaniera Akram calls her out for littering

The Janaan actor slammed the activist for tweeting about Resham even after she apologised, says trolls "will shout and scream till the next adversity hits them".
16 Sep, 2022

There was no shortage of people calling out actor Resham for throwing plastic waste into a river, including activist Shaniera Akram. A few days after her video went viral, the actor apologised. However, Akram continued to tweet about the issue, leading to actor Armeena Khan calling her out for her “white saviour complex”.

Early on Wednesday, Akram took to Twitter and questioned who throws “meat and plastic rubbish into flood and disease affected river,” in response to Resham’s video.

She posted several tweets about the incident.

The Bin Roye actor called the activist out for tweeting three times successively within the course of 12 hours about someone who she knows she “can’t attack back”. She wondered what was she really after.

In a now deleted tweet screenshotted by Galaxy Lollywood, Khan said she was sick of women with “white saviour complexes”. “She’s put up her minions to attack me. Pathetic,” she wrote.

 Photo: Screenshot courtesy Galaxy Lollywood
Photo: Screenshot courtesy Galaxy Lollywood

The day after Resham posted her apology, Akram wrote that it was “very concerning to watch” Resham ignorantly throwing plastic into a river especially when Pakistan is suffering from extreme effects of climate change.

“But seeing so many people get offended by her actions makes me believe the future of Pakistan is in good hands,” she wrote.

Khan wrote on Twitter that evening that everyone makes mistakes and if someone has apologised, one should learn to forgive instead of coming after someone.

Khan then issued a final statement, saying that the veteran actor has apologised twice and everyone knows how “instinctively littering is abominable” but said “many of us have done it at some point”.

Khan called littering a cultural and systemic problem in Pakistan and wrote, “incessantly attacking her [Resham] shows another problem with our people, not only do we litter but we also love bullying. Especially our own and kowtowing to self-appointed saviours. Instead of berating her publicly now, how many of you will go on to litter picking campaigns?”

She asked why people won’t join groups like Tearfund, an organisation working to aware people about tidying their environment and not littering, and Wasup, an organisation that teaches people how to recycle plastic products.

On Friday, Akram thanked Resham for what she did. “Without really knowing it, she single handedly produced a nation wide campaign on ‘what not to do with your rubbish’. Not even a company spending thousands on a clean Pakistan campaign could get the publicity she did,” she wrote.

She later acknowledged Resham’s apology and wrote she speaks for many when she says apology accepted. “It takes courage to admit when you have done something your not proud of. I hope you will work with us to help fight climate change and use your influence to help make Pakistan clean and green,” Akram said.

In the comment section of Galaxy Lollywood’s post, Resham thanked the Janaan actor for her support, to which she said she has apologised twice and doesn’t need to worry about “pathetic trolls”.

“They’ll [trolls] shout and scream for a couple of days till the next adversity hits them and what a shame that’ll be,” Khan wrote.

What happened

The viral video clip being discussed featured the actor stepping out of her car on the highway to distribute bread and meat she was carrying. What irked people was that as Resham stood by the edge of the flyover and recorded herself throwing the food into the river, she also threw the plastic containers and bags the food came in.

Prior to her apology video Resham had given an interview to The Friday Times where she said there are more pressing issues to worry about. “I am in Charsadda as we speak. I have been been quietly helping thousands affected in the calamity-hit district. But, of course, people are only interested in trolling me. I do a lot of good too,” she had reasoned.

On Wednesday, Resham took to Instagram and shared a clip of herself apologising to not only her followers but the entire nation. “First of all, please accept my apology because what happened shouldn’t have had happened. It happened out of carelessness and was not done intentionally and for that I apologise to the entire nation. I personally am against littering and to keep our country clean is our duty. I’m also a human and every human makes mistakes, so did I,” she had said.

She called it the “biggest mistake” of her career and said that she’ll try to make sure it never happens again. She ended her video with an apology from the “bottom of her heart”.


Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 16, 2022 01:12pm
United we stand, divided we fall.
Maasi Malik Sep 16, 2022 01:25pm
Armeena is not getting good roles now a days. So she needs to be in the limelight through these actions. Also Brown aunties are known to get jealous and get triggered easily. Aunty Armeena is just triggered for those obvious reasons.
Jon Sep 16, 2022 01:26pm
Armeena is an attention seeking lady. Very, very fake!
Mahmood Sep 16, 2022 01:27pm
Is that all women can do, pick on each other, as if millions of other folks don't liter around the world, or as if every country can be like Singapore. Do something tangible, Find a higher purpose. Feed and aid the homeless and hungry flood affectees or educate a single child to make a difference, instead of trying to score or being in the headlines for no valid reasons.
Din Sep 16, 2022 01:29pm
Educate ,not embarrass them for their mistakes
Moni Sep 16, 2022 02:09pm
Littering the rivers is bad &irresponsible, Full Stop.
M. Saeed Sep 16, 2022 02:12pm
But, who caught her doing so on camera, if not one of her companions? The person did the real job of creating awareness.
Tanvir Khan Sep 16, 2022 03:09pm
Ms Resham simply reciprocated the behaviour of the masses who like to live in the garbage!
MAK Sep 16, 2022 03:10pm
She seems to be not only uncultured like Resham but also a racist. But then for them it is alright to indulge in racism against whites because they have the "white privilige"
NYS Sep 16, 2022 04:22pm
In this case all opinions doesn't matter Don't exaggerate too much
SayNoToPlastics Sep 16, 2022 04:45pm
Good ladies , let's make the best out of the incident and start a really focused campaign for banning single use plastics and educating the public on how to take care of this beautiful land we are blessed with. The message can be delivered very effectively in TV dramas , sponsored adds and online videos on social media by celebrities like you .
Isthisreal Sep 16, 2022 05:19pm
Where is Bella Hadid?
Shaun Sep 16, 2022 05:22pm
Therefore education is important for all celebrities.
Saira Khan Sep 16, 2022 05:39pm
This washed up actress armeena khan is a typical privileged kid who grew up abroad and are used to calling their critics racists, trolls, etc.
Zulfiqar Sep 16, 2022 06:33pm
@MAK there is nothing racist about what Shaneira Akram said. Although after Resham apologized she should not have criticized further.
ilyas kashmiri Sep 16, 2022 07:06pm
Resham publicity stunt ...
Arshad Khan Sep 16, 2022 07:16pm
I love this feud. Keep it up girls. We want some action. “White savior complex”, is racist language.
KASH Sep 16, 2022 07:31pm
Shaniera is right. Who the hell throws meat into river. She is speaking from a western viewpoint and I agree. Throwing bread is fine but even then not off a bridge.
Ibrahim S Sep 16, 2022 07:51pm
Are there any intelligent and professional women in Pakistan . Can we publish their talents and achievements instead of these these beauty queens who have no purpose in life except mocking Bollywood stars
Ibrahim S Sep 16, 2022 08:36pm
Both looked great, graceful , decent and elegant in Sari .
Umer Khawaja Sep 16, 2022 08:54pm
Getting cheap publicity at someone's expense is not a good thing. Wise up cricketer's wife and quit while you are ahead.
Anonymouseee Sep 16, 2022 10:51pm
Shaneria wasn’t wrong in calling zeeshan out for littering which has become inbuilt in our society unfortunately. Only lessons to be learned. I’mglad everyone ended this in a mature and civilized way by apologizing and learning from it.
Isthisreal Sep 17, 2022 02:32am
Looks like a cheap sari she is wearing.
Isthisreal Sep 17, 2022 04:51am
Question is who was filming in the first place?
Wahab UK Sep 17, 2022 05:46am
Armeena jumping on the bandwagon to gain some cheap publicity, Shaneria was absolutely spot on.
Wahab UK Sep 17, 2022 05:49am
Armeena playing racism card, really!
M. Emad Sep 17, 2022 06:05am
Armeena Khan defending a Polluter & Pollution.