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Comedian Junaid Akram Is Being Accused Of Alleged Sexual Harassment On Social Media And People Are Looking For Answers

Comedian Junaid Akram Is Being Accused Of Alleged Sexual Harassment On Social Media And People Are Looking For Answers

Junaid Akram, the comedian and YouTuber that everyone loves to hate, has just been accused of sexual harassment. Certain media outlets are naming him after Twitter became flooded with cryptic tweets leading people to play the guessing game over who the accused could be.

 

The issue started when a tweet posted by Rabia Annum, of Geo News, went viral.

The tweets were alluding to a ‘popular Pakistani comedian,’ who is allegedly responsible for sexual harassment of several girls. The girls have yet to come forward with their allegations, but as you can imagine, this smoking gun of a statement was enough to get people interested and furious.

 

Especially with her latest statements, the plot seems to be thickening.

Source: @RabiaAnumm Via Twitter

 

The rest of Twitter world jumped at the insinuation and have not stopped demanding answers since.

Suffice to say, Junaid has been the central name to be guessed since the tweets and rumors spread.

 

Many have been supportive of the unknown victims and are encouraging them to voice their stories.

 

In order to gain a complete understanding of the situation, we tried to reach out to the girls who were allegedly harassed in order to hear their take on the story.

Rabia, the initial poster of the tweets, also redirected saying that the girls were put in touch with the appropriate platforms to speak and consult with.

 

Akram was also reached for a statement of his own, he denied the allegations as “utterly untrue” in the following words:

“Thank you, MangoBaaz for having the decency to reach out. It has been naturally very distressing to see these unfortunate allegations arising, especially in light of the fact that they are utterly untrue. However, I have no control over what people say on the social media. Nonetheless, I am consulting with appropriate professionals as to what legal options I have available to me to protect my name, and rest assured, I will pursue them to the best of my ability until it’s logical conclusion.”

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Source: cnctalks.com

With the #MeToo movement taking over the world and exposing the prevalence of sexual harassment all over the world, it is important to listen to victims who come forward narrating their stories. A safe space that allows victims to speak their truth is extremely important in a society that has long indulged in victim-blaming. At the same time, it’s also important to understand that as third parties, not involved in the matter, observers need not lynch anyone. Harassers who’re proven to disregard women’s safety and have shown deviant behavior should be held accountable because it’s been a long time coming.

 

This is a developing story.

 

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