Dunk-ed: Fahad Mustafa faces backlash over new production venture on sexual harassment
Fahad Mustafa is an established name of the entertainment industry. Alongside brilliant acting skills, he also hosts a popular TV game show Jeeto Pakistan. The 37-year-old star runs the successful production house Big Bang Entertainment producing successful hits of 2020.
Shedding light on the plot of his latest production venture Dunk, he stated: "95% cases of sexual harassment are genuine but in some cases, people are falsely accused, so we have to tell every kind of story.”
Further, the Load Wedding star went on to say that his new drama depicts reality very closely and that Dunk “is a tribute to every victim who has been falsely accused of sexual harassment”.
After his revelation, Twitter has been outraged since the plot of Dunk propagates a narrative which may prevent victims of sexual harassment from speaking their truth out of the fear of being labelled as liars.
The Internet remains divided as a majority is calling Dunk supporters “rape apologists.”A disappointed audience has also seen questioning why entertainment has reduced its content on showing narratives that portray women in a negative light.
Here some of the tweets :
yes lets give a tribute to victims of false allegations which stand at 2% of the time while conveniently gaslighting and dismissing the plight of every woman & child in Pakistan unsafe at the hands of men who's egos you're boosting 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/vstHU7Q0v2— SK✨ (@notsobs) December 24, 2020
Others are questioning that being an accused harasser is an achievement so big that one needs to pay tribute to it.
Is it an achievement being victim of false allegation of sexual harassment?— Zeeshan (@zeeshancma) December 24, 2020
Why tribute ? https://t.co/zqsU76RLVV
Instead of producing the dramas for sexual harrasment/rape victiims, we are coming up with this absurd that won't only strengthen the mindset of absuers getting away with the allegations calling it 'FALSE" but also giving hard time to victims to get the justice.#Dunk https://t.co/KyOM6MKGbC— Asma. (@Itzmadiha) December 24, 2020
"Dunk is a tribute to the misogynistic mindset of the Pakistani entertainment industry; it will paint men as victims while grossly misrepresenting reality," said the cast and crew of the series while talking about their upcoming venture with pride. There, fixed it. https://t.co/EeXjONdJIJ— Haiya Bokhari (@haiyabokhari) December 25, 2020
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