After Nueplex protesters gathered in Lahore too to protest against Ali Zafar and sexual harassment. While the protesters chanted “Boycott Ali Zafar” outside Cinestar Lahore Kayseria’s creative director Waleed Zaman showed up there to watch the movie. A video soon started circulating where a protester asks Waleed why he is watching Teefa in Trouble and he replies “Because we support sexual harassment of women.” He said that on record not once not twice but three times and every time he raised his hands as he said so.
There’s a protest outside Cinestar Lahore against sexual harasser Ali Zafar’s movie Teefa. Waleed Zaman, son of Bareeze’s owner, creative director of Kayseria brand, walks in saying “we support sexual harassment of women” Privileged men who think they can get away with anything. pic.twitter.com/2Ld7erccZP
— Shazia’s Dottuh (@maryamful) July 20, 2018
Later the creative director of Kayseria and son of Bareeze’s owner Hameed Zaman; Waleed Zaman issued a statement where he claimed that he said this because he was upset as his wife was being harassed and threatened by the protesters. While the video clearly shows none of the said “harassment” happened.
In his Facebook apology, #WaleedZaman says his "wife was being threatened, harassed and provoked by the protestors". He "reacted badly as I was extremely upset and angry at her being singled out and bullied". 2/ pic.twitter.com/79AP9CN788
— हसीम • Haseem • حسیم 🏳️🌈 (@haseemuzzaman) July 20, 2018
Soon after this Boycott Kayseria and Bareeze hashtags started appearing to show the privileged lot that their actions come with consequences.
— rameeza (@Rameezay) July 20, 2018