The casual misogyny in Ali Zafar’s past tweets

Should we have seen it coming?


KARACHI: In the absence of an official statement from singer Ali Zafar following sexual harassment allegations against by Meesha Shafi, we looked at his social media account.

Many of tweets are rife with ‘jokes’ at the expense of women. In one such Tweet, Ali Zafar makes fun of consent and says that even if a woman says ‘never’ it still leaves a room for a chance.

“When woman says no, respect the answer but don’t give up unless she says ‘never’. If she says ‘never’ with a smirk, you still have a chance,” he wrote.

This is the definition of harassment, and is not, by any means, funny.

In another Tweet, Zafar says he supports women liberation but asks if “there is a feeling close to when a woman cooks you rotis and salan with her own hands and serve them hot?”

Seriously, Ali: “Khud Khana Garam Karlo”.

Here are a few other examples:

UPDATE: Ali Zafar took to Twitter later in the day to respond to the allegations leveled by Meesha. He tweeted in support of the #MeToo movement and said he would take up the issue in court.

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