13 Struggles Only A Dark Skinned Pakistani Guy Can Understand

By Sarmad Amer | 30 Mar, 2017

We all know that women have a lot of pressure, by the media, by those around them and internally, to look a certain way i.e.Ā gori chitti. But what we don’t really talk about is how Pakistani men who are dark skinned face their own kind of pressures. The books may tell you to admire the “tall, dark and handsome” man but the people in Pakistan only loveĀ gori chamri.

Here’s what happens when you’re a dark skinned guy in Pakistan:

 

1. You’re teased for not looking like the rest of your family members who have fairer complexion

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Source: Hum Television Network

 

2. If there’s load shedding, they’ll say you’ve disappeared in the dark

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Source: sapphireonline.pk

 

3. They ask you what your mother ate when she was pregnant with you.

As if they’re light skinned because their mothers ate lots of chalk.

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Source: Hum Television Network

 

4. They ask you to show your teeth then laugh at how “white” they are

Source: deenga.com

 

5. If you have a girlfriend/significant other they’ll ask how you managed to snag such a “gori bachi

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Source: Hum Television Network

 

6. If it’s an arrangedĀ rishta they’ll ask if the girl even saw you first

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Via: Tumblr

 

7. They call youĀ khaandaan ka nazar watoo

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Source: Six Sigma Entertainment

 

8. If there’s a thunderstorm they say lightening is attracted to darker things so you should save yourself

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Source: FremantleMedia / 19 Entertainment

 

9. They give you skin whitening tips

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Source: 7th Sky Entertainment

 

10. Some may even gift you a pack of Fair and Lovely

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Source: sapphireonline.pk

 

11. On days you’re dressed up, they’ll wonder if you’ve put makeup on to “look good”

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Source: FremantleMedia / 19 Entertainment

 

12. They’ll pretend to be scared of you if you walk behind them because “itna kaala hai ke laga koi jinn agaya

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Via: Tumblr

 

13. If all else fails, they’ll ask you when you’re going to meet the rest of your “actual” family in Africa

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Source: Zambeel Films / The Crew Films

 

 

If you’re tall, check out this hilarious video:

 

 


Cover image via:Ā Zambeel Films / The Crew Films

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