Media is notorious for sexualizing women and children. Maybe this is why there are people who end up believing it is okay to pass comments about young children. Or maybe they’re just plain old pedophiles. Something similarly disturbing just happened with the son of famous journalist and TV anchor Iqrar ul Hassan.
This is Pehlaj Hassan, son of the famous journalist and anchor, Iqrar ul Hassan.
Pehlaaj is a budding actor himself.
Nowadays, he has been in regular attendance at ARY’s Ramazan Transmission and is seen having fun and just being his usual outgoing self with the anchors
He is a little ball of cuteness, TBH and the people love his quirky and super fun personality, and his incredible confidence on-screen given he’s just a little kid.
But there are some viewers who made super inappropriate comments about the little kid
Yar Ye kab bara hoga ❤😍🙈 pic.twitter.com/26wA3FeJzU
— Leenay 🍸 (@Lady_Tequila_) May 15, 2019
People were quick to point out the inappropriateness, especially how it would have been had a comment like this was made for a little girl.
Imagine the disgust & outrage had a man tweeted this for a little girl. Twitter would have been crying paedophilia by now https://t.co/UXCAcKZxtO
— B (@pixidream_) May 16, 2019
To which the user did have a reply to but honestly, no
Then men would be saying bachi ko pardah krwana chahye na, tv pe kyun laate hain. Choti hai to kya hua hai toh larki .
— Leenay 🍸 (@Lady_Tequila_) May 16, 2019
Some people just straight up didn’t have time for any of the negativity
Don’t be disgusting. Its a child for god’s sake.
— little process (@unkhann) May 16, 2019
And were quick to remind that Pehlaaj is still a kid at the end of the day and the statement is just plain wrong.
What you just said is wrong on SO many levels. He's just a kid.
— حمدہ (@chaidrunk) May 16, 2019
There were some who didn’t really see anything problematic with the statement made by the woman
I don't sense any paedophilia here, nope. pic.twitter.com/npKN6beCLD
— ✨ (@aw4kee) May 16, 2019
But all in all, it is NOT okay to objectify anyone and people should not forget that boys also get harassed
it is absolutely important that people are educated on sensitive issues like these. Remember that time when Katy Perry kissed a contestant on the American Idol revival without his consent?
Hi just a friendly reminder that Katy Perry kissing this young man without his consent (he was saving his first kiss AND she tricked him into it) is a violation and assault! Joking about it is enforcing rape culture that tells us that men can’t be sexually assaulted. pic.twitter.com/CyIe64Y5eO
— ava (@avanikki) March 15, 2018
I said something abt the kid Katy Perry kissed on American idol and how it was sexual harassment but ppl would’ve made a bigger deal if it was an older man and a younger woman and my mom went on this rant abt how “sexual harassment” is too strong of a term lmfao
— corn prince 🌽👑 (@chuchukelsey) March 31, 2018
So yeah, no matter what the intention, the tweet did go down in a bad taste, and what was appalling that while there were many who were quick to point out the problem, there were also many who agreed with the statement made and didn’t see a problem in any of this – all of which goes on to show how important it is to educate the masses on issues like pedophilia and the likes.
What do you think about the issue? Let us know in the comments.
Cover image via: @Lady_Tequila_ / Twitter