Comments on LulusarXFaizaSaleem shoot proves why we need body positivity movements in Pakistan

When it comes to body positivity in Pakistan, it’s barely there. From people judging the skinny, the chubby, the fat, the ones with problematic skin, gori, kaali, moti naak, thick hair growth, this country loves criticizing others!

And in a country where options for plus sized people are limited, Lulusar collaborated on a collection with Faiza Saleem which is absolutely beautiful and fierce, just like Faiza herself.

LULUSAR X FAIZA SALEEMThe No Stress Dress really is no stress! An outfit crafted to perfection by Faiza Saleem herself,…

Posted by Lulusar on Monday, October 21, 2019

And while it’s a great initiative to cater to people of all sizes, some people just weren’t ready for it:

People were fat shaming Faiza:

And their choice of words was absolutely vile and disgusting:

Some thought it was their birth right to body shame others:

Kafiyon ke andar ka fashion designer ubbal ke bahar araha tha:

Yeah, her audacity to rock the outfit is what’s disturbing you:

Chalo kisi bahaanay toh Allah ko yaad kiya:

Sadly motay loug toh patlay ho saktay hain magar ghhatiya soch ka kya kareingeen ap?

Oh she’s looking absolutely fab!

Because women weighing under 80kgs have such a hard time finding clothes for themselves right?


Toh aankhein khol ke dekhein na:

Apki nazar mei ho koi toh bataiyega:

I respect her and like her, but… Irony died here:

Clearly this guy has never bought a bed sheet:

Some blamed the camera angles:

And while there were plenty of body shaming comments, we loved the fact that there were people who were accepting of all body types:


People were lauding the brand for size inclusivity:

Many offered suggestions:

People were living for Faiza!

Many found the confidence to love themselves:

Aurat hi aurat ki dushman hai:

People were super proud of Faiza:

The first step to change is changing the mentality:

Many spoke against the vile comments made by others:

Comments like these only prove that Pakistan has a lot of progress left to make when it comes to body shaming. And in an attempt to comfort and educate people, Zehra Hussain founded the Facebook group Plus Size Pakistan, which is Pakistan’s first body positivity community and a safe space for women who are body shamed. The community also aims to end body shaming.

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𝐅𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞: 𝗪𝐨𝐰, 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐒𝐎 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐅𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞: 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 "𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲". ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐀𝐚𝐩 𝐤𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐡𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐪 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐯𝐞? ⁣⁣ 𝐎𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐁𝐎𝐃𝐘 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐞? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐋𝐞𝐭. 𝐔𝐬. 𝐁𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞. 👏🏼 ⁣⁣ __________________________⁣⁣ 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐄𝐎 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞'𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐞. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐨𝐧-𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. 𝗪𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐧-𝐩𝐞𝐞𝐤-𝐚-𝐛𝐨𝐨 𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐡𝐧𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐠𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥𝐬. ⁣⁣😉 ⁣⁣ 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐮𝐦 𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝟑𝟐𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐤𝐫.⁣⁣ 𝗪𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲-𝐓𝐨-𝗪𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝. ⁣ 𝐒𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥-𝟓𝐗𝐋. 𝐃𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲. 🌍 Makeup: @stylesbyimaara Photography: @fusevph

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  1. Exactly, i think this is a great initiative and more Paki brands should do that as a fat girl i always feel this whenever i search for dresses there are no paki dresses for a XL size.

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