In light of the recent revelations that have come out against Mohsin Abbas Haider, social media underwent a meltdown last night, and many celebrities are now taking to their personal accounts to condemn the actor.
Dua Malik, wife of Sohail Haider — who has been a friend of Mohsin for some time and recently even collaborated with him — came out as a witness to the abuse that Mohsin inflicted on his wife. She took to her Instagram to reveal that she had known of his wife’s ordeal for three years, and further testified that she saw him beating her. The post has since been deleted.
Osman Khalid Butt, Mohsin’s co-star from the recently released hit, Baaji, also expressed his disbelief at the accusations. “You cannot justify abuse,” tweeted the actor.
I've been staring at this screen, grappling with the images I saw, trying to form a coherent sentence.
There is a special place in hell reserved for anyone who would lay so much as a finger on a woman.
You cannot justify abuse.
It is indefensible.
I am sick to my stomach.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) July 21, 2019
Hania Amir was one of the first celebrities to break their silence and chime in with their support for Mohsin’s wife, Fatema. She did not hold back her disgust at all, tweeting “those sleepless nights of shooting and working hard don’t pay off when you’re a piece of sh*t!” with the hashtag #TimesUp.
You know all the fame you get, all the hard work you put into your work, that body you keep working on, those sleepless nights of shooting and working hard don’t pay off when you’re a piece of shit! #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/phRxQpPnYg
— Hania Aamir (@realhaniahehe) July 20, 2019
Mahira Khan also voiced her repulsion at the situation, saying that she felt sick to her stomach. She went to highlight the importance of counselors in school for children to develop understanding about domestic abuse, sexual abuse and consent.
Sick to my stomach. What gives anybody the right to raise their hand on anyone? Nothing. No excuse.
For eons now we have normalised abuse (of all kinds) and for the sake of our children this needs to stop.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) July 21, 2019
Haroon Shahid recalled an instance from his own childhood when his parents discovered that their neighbor used to beat his wife, and put him in his place. He went on to shame Mohsin for his doings.
Growing up I remember, once my father got really upset when he saw my mother crying. Upon inquiring, he found out that one of our neighbor used to beat his wife. He went up to his house the same day and put him in his place. The guy was a wuss. #MohsinAbbasHaider shame on you!
— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) July 21, 2019
Laal Kabootar actress, Mansha Pasha, also had a message for men. “Before you even think about hitting your women, JUST DON’T. We are stronger than we look & we will fight back,” she tweeted.
Before you even think abt hitting your women, JUST DONT.
There is no excuse, no validation, nothing u can offer that in ANY way makes this okay.
We are stronger than we look & we will fight back.
Silence is not, was not & never will be an option.
— manshapasha (@manshapasha) July 21, 2019
Movie star Shaan Shahid, also took to his Twitter to condemn the act and made it known that men who hit women must be treated like criminals. “Real men don’t hit or disrespect women,” tweeted Shaan.
Real men don’t hit or disrespect women .. the ones that do are not one of us ..they should be treated as criminals and given the same treatment by the law..
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) July 21, 2019
Singer and actor, Asim Azhar is the latest celebrity to speak up against the heinous act. He thanked Mohsin’s wife, Fatema, for having the courage to speak up and insisted that “we, as a society, need to cancel & boycott all these toxic beings.”
“Domestic violence is NOT okay in response of ANY action.
#TimesUp”, he added.
I can’t begin to stress enough on this issue. This is just one story. Firstly, thank you Fatema – for getting the courage & coming out with your story for all the girls suffering from the same issue. Countless women are silenced by monsters like these, physically & mentally. 1/2
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) July 21, 2019
We, as a society, need to cancel & boycott all these toxic beings. Do not give them any publicity at all in any circumstances. No more proofs needed, no more ‘wait for his side of the story’. Because domestic violence is NOT okay in response of ANY action. #TimesUp 2/2
— Asim Azhar (@AsimAzharr) July 21, 2019