This viral photo of ‘Malala Yousafzai’ wearing jeans sparks huge online debate

The photo - which is yet to be verified if it really is of Malala Yousafzai or not - initially surfaced on, a Pakistani Facebook group, and got everyone talking. Captioned with, "Malala Yousafzai in UK", the photo has gone viral with many criticising her for wearing a Western outfit.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2017 11:41 pm
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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, 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.

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.”


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.

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  1. K
    kaizadmistry mistry
    Oct 22, 2017 at 9:22 am
    Jeans are becoming normal dress nowdays we even see mother's g mother's wearing jeans in India and many other Asian country where they were culture restrictions on woman. Gradually as each generation looks at they mother's g mother's wearing jeans t-shirts the culture changes with time.
    1. A
      Oct 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm
      Feminisim will raise its peek in islamic religion than any other in the future because islamic men treat women like slaves they gonna pay for that in coming future malla is just an eg. And even Saudi is getting under femnism steadily .
      1. V
        Oct 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm
        Mullas and goondas control Islamic followers and they want to keep women as slaves/ slaves as in the 7th cent Arabia. In India also they are doing that with the help of parties like Cong, CPM, TMC, SP etc and media like Islamic Express. Goondas at IE are equally responsible for hardline at ude of Muslims.
        1. K
          Oct 16, 2017 at 6:49 am
          I have seen CM the community people drinking liquor and using pros utes. Seen the community girl and boys one night stand as well, why question for the dress?
          1. H
            Oct 16, 2017 at 1:05 am
            dogs are everywhere perhaps more so in a particular section of society ,,, they will watch and abuse girls but its unacceptable for them to watch a muslim girl with jeans ,, they are just ed a holes ,,, born in filth and remain so for the rest of their lives ,,
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