Hiba Bukhari Opens Up About Body-Shaming





Body shaming is a sin, but sadly, some people find it amusing to troll others for their body measurement. Be it for right or wrong reasons, some people never stop judging women bodies, and women for their bodies and pointing out their flaws. Women are expected to have a perfectly toned body, even after they give birth to a baby and go through tremendous changes. Anyhow, they receive extremely rude comments and criticism from anonymous people online and people in the real world. Most of all, the actresses are always under scrutiny for their looks and thus, become frequent victims.


Dear Readers,


Body shaming is rampant nowadays; both men and women experience body shaming. No matter the body size, looks, skin color, and body shape individuals can experience this form of bullying. We share an article with you that was published in showbiz.com.pk. Recently we’ve heard a lot about eating disorders and body shaming in Pakistani media Industry. With the never-ending story of judgement and criticism, celebrities and people on social media are subjected to body shaming all the time. Moreover, the unrealistic beauty standards of the media industry have made the trolling brutal for the actresses. Along with dealing with their hectic schedules, they have to deal with body shamers and their insensitive comments.

It happens online and offline; it’s too toxic and can negatively affect a person’s mental health. Body shaming is a form of bullying where someone is judged based on the way they look. Typically, a person is body-shamed by being overweight or underweight or by not fitting in with society’s expectations of being “thin and beautiful”.

Hearing these cruel comments can be devastating and humiliating, which can affect a person’s self-esteem. It can lead to depression and eating disorders. And you know what? Negative comments of others can lead you to body shame yourself too. No one deserves to be judged based on their appearance.

Body Shaming needs to be stopped, period!



Hiba Bukhari suffered body shaming due to



Body shaming is a serious issue that can push the victims towards the darkness of depression from where things start getting more worse. Hiba Bukhari is becoming an inspiration for all that who are battling with body shaming. In her interview with Time Out With Ahsan Khan, Hiba Bukhari got vocal about the struggling period of her career and tells us about the point of self-realization that really made her what she is today.



Hiba is of the view that during her drama series Fitoor she gained some pounds and to her surprise, this was a bit gain in weight she got subjected to criticism. People started criticizing her and considered her an overaged actress. She further added that people from our industry who preach to not to body shame others, they are the ones who severely body shame others in person. This is their reality.




Arez Ahmed added that this industry is quite brutal concerning the understanding of someone’s emotions. Hiba Bukhari explained that this body-shaming ended up her gaining five kgs in a single month due to depression and constant trolling. Eventually, Deewangi star had a point of self-realization where she felt that Allah Almighty had blessed her with so much success and fame than why she was behaving like a thankless one.



From that point, she started working by herself. Hiba Bukhari told everyone to be confident and become their own inspiration. That is the most important thing. For Hiba, Deewangi is her best project that garnered her recognition in industry and made her appearance in other hit projects. Here is Hiba Bukhari’s clip of an interview with Ahsan Khan, have a look.







What to Do When Someone Is Body-Shaming


The best thing to do is to call out that person in a polite manner. Never spark an argument or fight back with body-shaming them too, as this could cause you stress. You should promote positive support, not comment mean things. If you call the person out, you can feel better about yourself and take control of the situation. Find your voice and speak with peace.


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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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