Eman Suleman in an Instagram post, raised her voice on the opinion regarding the industry’s lenient behaviour towards those accused of sexual harassment and the repercussions that follow such complicity.
Eman said she felt the need to make her post after repeatedly seeing ads on YouTube which starred an alleged harasser. She did not name the person.
“Impossibly angry at fools (especially in this entertainment industry) who provide these accused harassers with a space which further gives them more latitude, and in turn, more power and influence… you’re encouraging the disgusting, vile behaviour they’ve been accused of, and also, encouraging others to do so by demonstrating that they can get away with it without any serious repercussions,” she wrote under her post.
Says the model in her post: “There is no such thing as accountability in Pakistan especially if you are a person of power and influence. We talk about predators but we seldom talk about people who give these offenders a more latitude… after they’ve been accused of harassment.”
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Impossibly angry at fools (especially in this entertainment industry) who provide these alleged harassers with a space which gives them further latitude, and in turn, more power and influence. Don’t you get it, even if ‘INnOcenT UnTil PrOVEn GUilty,’ you’re encouraging the disgusting, vile behaviour they’ve been accused of, and also, encouraging others to do so by demonstrating that they can get away with it without any serious repercussions. What the hell is wrong with all of you? No amount of money and fame is worth it. Though, this has been said many a time before, the conversation must keep on happening, over and over and over. I am an opinionated woman, and will remain so – you can call it a publicity stunt or whatever you want.
Eman also wants the audience that follows these stars, and is wrapped up in the debate of who’s telling the truth and who isn’t, to stop concerning themselves with who’s right or wrong.
“If you are so bothered by this then please take out the time to learn about these things and understand why this is so prevalent which we have seen through the Me Too movement. Think of ways to over come it. You aren’t helping anyone when you pass comments while hiding behind a screen.
She ends her post saying, “Think of a solution. It’s a long process but it has to start somewhere. Stop downplaying the harassment of men.”