Zaid Ali and his wife, Yumnah, caused a stir three years ago when they got married. Now, an anniversary post has caused a stir once again.
Zaid Ali is a well-known name when it comes to YouTubers and digital content creators in Pakistan. Three years ago, he married Yumnah in the most beautiful ceremony ever.
Sadly, some people bashed Yumnah for not being the ”right” kind of beautiful. She became the target of our desi society for not fitting in their shitty beauty standards, that prioritizes fair-skinned women. Classic colorism.
I mean, are you even looking at her?
So, on their third wedding anniversary, Zaid Ali posted the most gorgeous picture with Yumnah
In the caption, he wrote ”I still remember the first day we got married and the entire internet bashed Yumnah for not being pretty. Today, 3 years later, she’s still as confident as ever!”
People pointed out how it was totally unnecessary by Zaid Ali to mention that his wife was not pretty
And that too on an anniversary post.
Same energy pic.twitter.com/tk1lzXqgy4
— 𝙉𝘼𝘼𝙉𝙎 (@LilNaanX) September 10, 2020
You dont have to diss your wife and retell when she was dissed just to wish them happy anni, it literally serves 0 purpose other than leaving a bad taste to an otherwise happy occasion. Just be grateful for having someone who agreed to marry you.
— چائے (@ChaiParast) September 11, 2020
Zaid, brother, why you do her dirty like that?
At least word your sentence right! 😩 https://t.co/0t32WSbAxH
— 🌼 (@Itna__Sarah) September 11, 2020
Also, the fact that Zaid called her ”confident” at the end instead of calling her pretty. Umm…
Instead of just confident he could have added the word beautiful. ohh well I guess its to late 😣 pic.twitter.com/6x73RhFlvv
— Afreen (@Bookmagnet21) September 11, 2020
May the Lord protect us from embarrassing partners pic.twitter.com/EPR5sfN5aG
— ∀ (@missanisah_) September 11, 2020
People are reminding Zaid how Yumnah is the most gorgeous person ever
I can NEVER EVER UNDERSTAND HOW PPL BASHED HER I MEANNNNNNNN BRUUUHHHH SHEE ISS GORGEOUS QUEEENN MASHAALLAH MASHAALLAH
Bruhh she did what a queen does as her reaction to the public
I mean how is she so pretty mashaallah mashaallah ooofff
— Momina Fatima🌚//tahura stann acc (@Momina__Fatima) September 11, 2020
"Not being pretty?" I've never seen someone as gorgeous as Yumnah before! ❤️
Why did Zaid have to wrongly word it like that? 😑 https://t.co/Wp9rxiNX1J
— Insha. (@inshoreinshes) September 11, 2020
She's gorgeous, people only bashed her because of their internalized or overt colourism. And ughhhh men don't seem to be deserving of wives https://t.co/fyd6QISLFE
— WannabeJannati (@Islamabaddiee) September 11, 2020
People even have thoughts on what they would do if their spouse did the same thing as Zaid Ali
If my partner doesn't call me pretty every hour every day, im sorry but they ain't my partner 🔪🔪 https://t.co/VoKqYI2JXn
— ew, david! (@WAPkueen) September 11, 2020
Ewwww if my man posts shit like this online, ngl I'll break up with him https://t.co/ZZfjtS7g7n
— Suhashini Krishnan (@suhakrishnan26) September 11, 2020
the way I would slap my man across the room if he dared think something like this
— لینا (@saracencaan) September 11, 2020
Yumnah has to be the most beautiful person ever and honestly, I am a fan. Even if Zaid Ali didn’t mean what his post was implying, maybe he should have used better wording. The beauty standards set up by our Pakistani society are problematic and even if Yumnah doesn’t fit, Zaid could’ve worded the anniversary post better to send out a more positive message.
In the end, we wish the couple a happy anniversary, and may they have a happy married life ahead! What do you think of Zaid Ali’s post? Should he have re-written his caption? Let us know in the comments.
Cover image via @zaidalit/ Instagram