The virtual world is a strange place, and how rapidly anything can go viral is often hard to explain. Especially, when it comes to famous personalities. One such instance involves Malala Yousafzai. A photo that is being touted as showing the young Pakistani leader wearing a pair of jeans and jacket is going viral and led to a huge debate online.
The photo – which is yet to be verified if it really is of Yousafzai or not – initially surfaced recently on Siasat.pk, a Pakistani Facebook group, has got everyone talking. Captioned with, “Malala Yousafzai in UK”, the photo has gone viral with over 2,300 shares in less than 24 hours, at the time of writing. The photo has now reached Twitter and Instagram too.
— Aphrodite ☭ (@TheGrumpyDoctor) October 15, 2017
— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) October 15, 2017
While many users were unsure if the image was real, there were some who slammed her for wearing a pair of jeans. A few group members even joked and compared her to adult film star Mia Khalifa, while others asked: “how long before she ditches her scarf.”
— Alone Boy😥 (@SherKha89000053) October 15, 2017
Here comes my favorite Pakistani actress 😍😍😆
Btw no one can beat her😎😋😏 pic.twitter.com/vtvWCqKSCm
— Syeda Trimzi (@TrimziSyeda) October 15, 2017
While we are also not sure if it’s really her in the picture, there seem to be nothing distasteful or wrong with the photo. Many users came forward to support the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, Yousafzai, who has just started college. The 20-year-old is attending the prestigious Oxford University in England. Many asked fellow users to change their mindset.
I dont know wearing jeans is crime in your religon. Its her own life. this(like yours) mindset will no longer exit. Think positive
— aly (@alinither) October 15, 2017
how much of a disgusting person are you to start questioning malala’s modesty just because she wore jeans to university? how can you stoop this low?
— – (@imariamkhan_) October 15, 2017
Why there is hue&cry on Malala wearing jeans in London while majority girls in Islamabad,lahore are wearing jeans specially in universities
— 👤 (@Bisyarkhob) October 15, 2017
single picture of malala literally roasted hundred of keyboard extremists, so proud of her ❤ pic.twitter.com/GAI6TrgNgM
— Ali (@AleyFarooq) October 15, 2017
How many Pakistani national wear kameez shalwar to foreign universities ?
Whats a bigdeal boss!
— falak noor (@fallinoor) October 15, 2017
— M.A.R.I.A.M (@enjelai) October 15, 2017
A nation that doesn’t have enough electricity, food or water resources but it debates about what a woman should and shouldn’t wear. #Malala
— Snober Abbasi (@snobers) October 15, 2017