Bullying is something we’ve all witnessed at one point or another, people don’t even think twice to calculate the damage their words can do to someone. Sick of the bullying culture, Pakistanis are sharing the reasons they’ve been bullied for, and it’s the saddest thing you’ll read today!
Because my mom couldn’t speak English. pic.twitter.com/tOnBHpLrsK
— Safia (@_safiamahmood) June 9, 2020
This is so heart breaking:
For my weight, acne and after the acne improved, acne scars on my face.
'Tepal Danedar' & 'moti double-roti' were some words used behind my back.
I never took them seriously.
— ZARA ARSHAD 🇵🇰 (@ZaraArshad_) June 9, 2020
More power to you!
Because dad was a mechanic and used to drop me off in his work clothes. https://t.co/ZMLLROy3Ej
— 🅴.🅹 (@ejopinion) June 9, 2020
For being punctual, for following the rules, for having kids, for trying to balance work and home. Chawwal things https://t.co/RIQAit5taP
— wardah maaz (@widdisays) June 10, 2020
Iss qoum ne kabhi appearances se aagay nai dekhna:
My hair, my nose, my skin tone, for having facial hair and for rejecting a so called popular boy at school. https://t.co/KkFWEkv9dW
— Butterfly (@hiddenshinobii) June 10, 2020
Sadly, a lot of women and men are still bullied for their skin colour:
By extended family for being darker than my siblings.
But kudos to my dad for telling me don't listen to anyone, go have fun in life. https://t.co/tijgSIvBXt
— Mishi Choudhary (@MishiChoudhary) June 9, 2020
We love the pashto accent!
In primary school for having a pashto accent https://t.co/epS1IdNOsU
— X Æ A-13 (@Dell_inside) June 9, 2020
Matlab, eye colour bhi nai chhortay loug:
Cause I have Hazel eyes .. https://t.co/rkzAsqeAH2
— A.s.m.a. (@asmasyed99) June 9, 2020
This hit close to home, let’s try being kind:
I had a moustache, bc I wasn’t gori I’ve been called kali, yes. Bc I dint buy a new uniform evry yr or bag or stationary,my father cudnt speak Eng, Bc I had body hair , bc no boy had a thing 4 me,Bc I had burn marks on my hands 4rm w mom used 2 burn m hands 4 bighting my nails. https://t.co/XeYmrfabgh
— modern mughlai rani (@BforChaye) June 9, 2020
Their loss, tbvh!
Because of my weight my color everyone in my family in my school to university and even now in office people used to taunt me bcz I'm fat and bcz I'm not white I don't have much friends just bcz of this and I'm not very confident like I should be at this age. https://t.co/KRP7Nr6D3H
— SHEIKHNI 💚🇵🇰 (@oyesheikhni) June 9, 2020
because i walked too stiffly (it was an anxiety response), because my boobs didn't develop by the time everyone else's did, because my hands apparently looked like bread (a friend said this to me), because i cried when someone touched me after i told them it made me uncomfortable https://t.co/X0JjMsw3jX
— harjah (@snuffhoney) June 9, 2020
Kisi haal mei khush nai hotay, na motay honay pe, na patlay honay pe:
For being skinny https://t.co/LNWADlr8of
— Maham Khalid (@mahamkl) June 9, 2020
We’ve all been there!
For being the "teacher's pet" without even intending to be one, lol. https://t.co/KWfpEEhbQS
— Hani Tariq (@u_hanitariq) June 9, 2020
That’s a new low:
Was bullied at hospital by the seniors and MS Because govt officers are not supposed to work and i was changing the trend there by treating the patients myself instead of referring them to Private setups and making them question others for not working and getting the salary https://t.co/MQgXhbUZPM
— Tigi (@shafaqshakeel) June 10, 2020
Being a bad dancer
Being into baking
Not participating in locker room talk
My ethnicity https://t.co/9Ou3nGiFMO
— pur-umeed (@rozenameh) June 9, 2020
Never understood why people bully girls for being into sports?
Bullied for my weight all my life, since when I weighed 45kgs till now, for having fuller lips, for having tanned elbows from playing football to chubby cheeks and list goes on https://t.co/H1hKFbvOOv
— sana (@sedbebx) June 9, 2020
We need to learn to be kind:
For being a very shy & bhola boy from a Village to a Air Force School of Elite Kids. https://t.co/MNnipTAHuQ
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoor_ze) June 9, 2020
I was bullied for having an opinion. For being so WOKE?
For being someone who refuses to accept the stereotypical narrative.
I still get bullied.
I get called as an attention seeker, shokhi, ishtehari bold, and what not.
Has it changed me?
Well not even a bit. https://t.co/WX9wOSgvhb
— Mahnooooor (@mahahahnoor) June 9, 2020
“Kuch bola karo, mila jula karo:”
For being an introvert 😪I have always been humiliated by Amma, Phupo and many others. https://t.co/zTjj91qtoF
— Human lives matter 🇵🇰 (@introvert_girl_) June 9, 2020
For being fat, I was fat as a kid, no one wanted to be friends with me. Apart from that I was generally bullied, they just disliked me at home and outside. Eventually it stopped because I think I reached a point where I became intimidating and stopped giving a fcuk. https://t.co/V5DQLyqYCk
— Abdullah Deewana (@JeanDmello) June 9, 2020
Wow, people really need to get a life:
for being a leftie https://t.co/dLIS4uM2l6
— B (@baqarang) June 9, 2020
Can relate, and the assumptions that come with it:
My really thick glasses 🙁 https://t.co/pzvQrN59Qm
— Wana 🌲🌳🌴✌🏻 (@wana_da_chinaar) June 10, 2020
This is insane 😔
My glasses. This guy who was a grade higher would take away my glasses for fun & make me run after him. I could barely see. Went to principal & told on him directly to her (I was in kg). She then took me to his class & asked me to point him out infront of every1.
I felt powerful. https://t.co/q2XR5JqRAv
— 🐤 (@RuneMarauder8) June 9, 2020
People were appalled at the replies:
Reading retweets of this makes me so sad that there are people who were bullied at such young ages for such petty things like looks, physical appearance, accents, languages etc. When are we getting over that shit? Call them out when u see a bullies trying to ruin someone's life. https://t.co/BOYZQ4lMO4
— phooti qismat (@deadbitchhhh) June 9, 2020
Being bullied really takes a toll on self esteem and mental health, so the next time you’re about to point out something to someone (even if it’s with good intention) please think twice!
What were you bullied for? Let us know in the comments below!