Even since the #MeToo movement has gained momentum in Pakistan and across the globe, several celebs have come forward with their accounts of sexual assault.
Now adding to a long list, Pakistani actor Usman Khalid Butt has once again expressed his opinion about the campaign.
He took this issue on Instagram and wrote: “Happy birthday, you. I am so grateful you were my Neha in Baaji – what a roller-coaster it’s been, eh? Here’s to all the backstage laughs and shenanigans, the intensity and dedication with which you portrayed your character, to you practically playing my shrink when I’d forget to detach from my role. Here’s to the beautiful friendship formed along the way.”
On his post, a user commented, “Please be careful because after some time she would be accusing you of harassment because of #Me Too.”
To this, Butt responded, “No she won’t because I conduct myself with dignity even among friends and don’t abuse my privilege. Harassment allegations are not this frivolous, nor #MeToo a movement to be taken lightly. If you don’t respect the women speaking out about the trauma they’ve endured, the least you can do is not reduce it to a reductive, inane comment.”
He continued, “Reading utter tone-deaf comments/statements regarding the #MeToo movement and feminism in general. Gender sensitivity training should be mandatory across all fields.”