More People Are Sharing Their Thoughts On Ukhano's Harassment Allegations

By Aam Nawab | 18 Jul, 2019

For those who may not know this, harassment allegations surfaced recently against influencer and vlogger Umar Khan ‘Ukhano’ and Pakistanis were immediately shocked and outraged. One alleged account after another came to light. As with these allegations and the post #metoo era, countless people on the internet started calling him out and “canceling him”. There were also those who decided to stick by his side and encouraged people to ‘listen to both sides of the story’, as they put it.

One of these people was Eva Zu Beck.

In her Instagram story, she talked about how she had traveled with Ukhano for two weeks in Pakistan’s northern areas and had a very pleasant experience with him and never felt uncomfortable.

Update: Eva has since retracted her statement on her story, stating, “I retract my previous [statement] about Umar’s actions. Umar seemed to be a friend, a brother to me, and I found it hard to believe in what circulating about him on the internet, his abominable actions. My immediate gut reaction was to support him, as one would support a brother. Unfortunately, I wasn’t made aware by him about the full and honest scope of what happened. Now that I have proper internet and the full picture, I can no longer support someone who shows clear disrespect to women. All my love and support to any woman who has ever faced harassment.”

YouTuber Irfan Junejo also spoke up, perhaps in response to this.

 

Pakistani model Zara Peerzada weighed in on the controversy in her Instagram stories

Rehmat Ajmal, another Pakistani model, also shared her thoughts on her Instagram story that were along the same lines as Junejo’s. “A harasser doesn’t harass every single individual he interacts with. One person’s good experience does not negate another person’s uncomfortable and horrible experience. Do not deviate from the subject; accept, apologize and mend

And as for Eva’s statement, the reaction wasn’t positive:

 

Apart from Eva Zu Beck, fellow YouTuber Mooroo also made a statement about the entire issue.

In his latest Instagram story, he clarified that he was not taking anyone’s side, but is only asking people to wait to hear both sides of the story. He clarified the same sentiment on Twitter as well.

But people were not convinced with his explanation and thought that he was defending Ukhano without explicitly saying so.

Other than these two, Anoushey Ashraf also came to Ukhano’s defense using the same rationale.

Source: Diva Magazine Pakistan

And of course, people were disappointed in her as well.

Shamoon Ismail has also spoken up since.

Waqar Zaka also shared his thoughts and had Mathira do the same.

He began by first advising the girls to seek out help from the FIA and then stating that if so many girls have come forward, there must be something to the situation. In the 12-minute-video, he spoke about maintaining an image, how he behaves on Snapchat, the misuse of fame.

Mathira went on to say that when the incident takes place, one should raise their voice at that time, to prevent more victims from being lined up before any action can be taken. She talked about mob mentality on social media and also shared her thoughts on another pending harassment case.

#UkhanoExposed or the Girls ? , this time I will make sure that culprit should face the torture

Gepostet von Waqar Zaka am Freitag, 19. Juli 2019

 

Update: The piece has been updated to remove Raza Samo’s statement due to a withdrawal of consent.

To this point, the internet seems to be divided. This, too, is a developing story. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

Everything We Know About Influencer And Vlogger Ukhano Being Accused Of Alleged Harassment

 

This Girl Just Spoke Up About Being Harassed At A Music Festival In Lahore By 30 Men

 


Cover Image Source: hipinpakistan.com/Eva Zu Beck via Facebook.com/Ukhano via YouTube.com

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