Recently, a bit of controversy arose when Yasir Hussain posted a picture on Instagram in which he was dressed up as a transgender character. He received quite a bit of backlash due to a comment he answered. The comment was essentially asking, “Why don’t you guys hire actual transgenders?”, to which Yasir replied, “Matlab aap ko job chahiye?”. Well, it didn’t sit well with a lot of people and everyone was basically asking ‘if he can play a transgender role, why is he still making transphobic jokes?’
Yasir hussain is playing a role of transgender in some drama and this guy asked an important question.
and look at the response of this so called educated celebs, why most of them are shit? pic.twitter.com/LZG8jzLIQE
— Anas Tipu (@teepusahab) April 27, 2019
Well, Iqra Aziz came to his rescue and made a statement.
In her statement, Iqra starts off by saying that “all of the hate comments” are a “disappointment”. She picks at the hypocrisy of those who are commenting and says, “you all call yourselves humans and want to make this world” a better place “lekin ap hi woh log hoty hain jo trans ko neighbors nahi bhi na banayein.”
She goes on to say that, if anyone would like to “teach someone about right and wrong”, they should look at themselves first. And tells us that, as humans, “we should respect everyone”, and she points out that, “not only trans balky insaan“.
Lastly, she says, “I don’t want to offend anyone here”.
Iqra encourages everyone to be the good they want to see in this world. And to conclude her statement she asks that no one should misunderstand a public figure’s comment just to gain something out of it.
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Meet Miss. Durdana, She’s pretty and witty🤩 #helpmedurdana #arydigital . . Being a man It’s not easy to get in a woman’s skin and act and only you @yasir.hussain131 could have pulled it off, Because thinking or saying you’re a man doesn’t make you one, the way you understand, protect and respect everyone does. Much power to your confidence and YOU♥️
Here is the complete statement:
Do you think she fully encompassed and addressed the entire situation? Let us know.
Cover image via Iqra Aziz/Instagram