Social Media has its pros and cons, all the celebrities in Pakistan agree that the biggest problem faced by them on social media is undue criticism. As more and more people have started using different social media platforms, the number of such critics has increased as well. It is really easy for people to say the meanest things to celebrities because their identity is hidden and there are no repercussions. It is a difficult decision for the celebrities who are the receiving end to decide how they will handle these critics. While some of these celebrities choose to ignore such undue criticism, there are also those who make it a point to reply to every single comment. There are also those celebrities who go so far in an attempt to ‘name and shame’ such critics/trolls that they are very often in the news because of these arguments on social media.
A celebrity needs to maintain a balance and should know that when they continue to reply to such people, they are giving them the attention they are perhaps looking for and even like! We believe that while it is good to clap back at trolls every now and then, constantly engaging in arguments with such people shifts the focus from the celebrities’ work to the continuous arguments they engage in. Such arguments are instantly reported by every portal out there and it becomes the talk of the town. At times like these, we wonder if some of these celebrities really need to re-evaluate the way they handle such people on social media.
Yasir Hussain is on top of this list for a reason; he is perhaps the only celebrity whose claim to fame is the continuous arguments he has with the public and even the celebrities on social media. Yasir and Iqra became the center of attention for all the wrong reasons after the very public proposal. There were some people whose sole mission in life was to make their life hell by constant criticism on social media after that proposal. While Iqra Aziz responded by turning the comments section off, Yasir Hussain has since then been replying to most of such comments and that is why he is always in the news for ‘clapping back at trolls’! Anyone who follows him on social media would be quite familiar with his statements about Ertugrul and Turkish stars. That is another reason why Yasir Hussain is very often arguing with people on social media. He sometimes even dedicates his stories to address criticism by people and sometimes by celebrities.
There was also this one time when he responded to a comment made by an account title Dr. Shahid Masood but later on the journalist clarified that this was not his account! These are only a handful of examples of Yasir Hussain engaging his critics; he sure has a lot of time on his hands!
Nadia Hussain is very active on social media. Apart from posting pictures on Instagram and promoting her business, she also does many live make-up sessions. Since these sessions are frequent and obviously interactive, the trolls most often get ‘live’ reactions from the model and actress. Her videos in which she was seen telling these trolls off went viral a few months back. Her reaction to these comments was so extreme that it actually interrupted the flow of her live session. Since then she has been more vocal than ever about online trolling and it is her mission in life to teach these trolls a lesson! She keeps on calling on such people out and even said in an interview that she is ‘sherni’ who will react when someone steps on her tail!
It won’t be wrong to say that Nadia Hussain does not need to stoop down to the level of these trolls in order to get her point across. Out of all the celebrities on this list, she is the only one who uses such language which does not sit well even with her most loyal followers. People very often tell her to tone her reactions down but Nadia Hussain thinks she is justified in reacting in this manner.
Armeena Rana Khan
Armeena Rana Khan takes all the online trolling really seriously. She feels it is her duty to shut down the trolls and usually the way she does so invites even more criticism. Since she is also one of those celebrities who do very few projects, she is often in the news due to the arguments she has on social media. She can go on arguing with people who criticize her for hours. She has often been trolled for wearing revealing clothes which is why she even turned off the comments section on her Instagram page. She has also in the past argued on Twitter with a few people who definitely shouldn’t have been given the kind of attention they got from her and then she deleted some of these tweets too. Armeena Rana Khan is emotional and impulsive while replying to trolls on social media. Here are a few instances when Armeena Rana Khan argued with such critics and trolls.
Osman Khalid Butt
Osman Khalid Butt is another Pakistani celebrity who is known for his Twitter exchanges and arguments just as much as he is for his acting skills. When it comes to arguing with his critics on social media, Osman Khalid Butt’s approach is aggressive and most often he has no patience for criticism at all. Even if sometimes this criticism is directed towards his work, he makes sure he replies in some way or the other. Osman Khalid Butt also often uses his celebrity status to lend his support to women, even fellow celebrities who are unnecessarily trolled on social media which is definitely something that has won him many fans. Lately, Osman Khalid Butt has limited his Twitter feuds to such topics. He believes that the Pakistani society was not ready for social media which is perhaps where his frustrations stem from. However, in the past and even now Osman Khalid Butt shows little flexibility while engaging in arguments and does not have a lot of patience for a different point of view.
When Ehd-e-Wafa was about to go on air, Osman Khalid Butt’s stance towards it was defensive right from the start when he said that all the leading actors should be given the same kind of attention. Later on, when his character was shown killing his horse and the scene came under criticism, instead of agreeing that the scene indeed was copied and in bad taste, he kept on arguing with those who had a problem with this scene.
Ever since Noor Bukhari announced that she had left showbiz and was now going to dedicate her life to exploring and practicing her religion she has been even more active on social media. She uses her social media portals to have live sessions with her fans quite often. In these live sessions very often she gets a lot of hate. The people commenting on her Instagram posts, in particular, have very often criticized her for what they feel is her hypocrisy. People surely do test her patience and cross the boundary many times but instead of deleting such comments and blocking these accounts, Noor Bukhari very often dedicates posts and even videos to talking about such people. Even though she accepts the fact that she would much rather focus on the positive comments but she finds it really difficult to ignore the hate comments.
What is your opinion, should celebrities ignore such comments or argue with such people the way these celebrities on the list do? Share your views.