The Ali Zafar – Meesha Shafi controversy has continued to wreak havoc on both their lives since the last two years, but it seems finally more truth is coming out of the whole ordeal.
If you haven’t been following the latest on this case –courtesy of Twitter, then we can remind you that recently, journalist and opinion-leader, Mahwash Ajaz wrote a Twitter thread about why she believed Ali Zafar was ‘targeted maliciously.’
The writer took to the micro-blogging platform and clarified how she, along with many other journalists, activists, and Twitterati were fooled into believing they were fighting against ‘harassment’ while in actuality, it was a pre-planned defamatory stint against Ali Zafar.
Mahwash has claimed since revealing all of this, she is under a constant threat from cyber-bullying from countless fake accounts.
This is why I think @AliZafarsays has been targeted maliciously, criminally and in a disgusting, defamatory way.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) July 23, 2020
Since then, the writer has also stated that how this mud-slinging on the Rockstar singer has gone on to turn into a ploy to destroy his career, and make heroes out of others.
We needed a villain so badly. We needed a hero so badly. We wanted to believe it was him. We wanted to throw eggs on him & loved the schadenfreude. We all wanted the moral high ground of being 'activists'. #MeToo #FalseAllegationshttps://t.co/Kub9eTrlyi
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) July 23, 2020
Now, ever since Mahwash has opened up about this ongoing conspiracy against the singer, many have come forward to acknowledge that the journalist makes absolute sense. So much so, that many Tweeple are now realising how they have been had.
OH FUCK YOU COULD JUST TELL THIS WAS ALL A PREPLANNED DRAMA. https://t.co/seyZqnCiiL
— Jahanzeb Hussain Qureshi 🅙 (@JahanzebHQ) July 24, 2020
Some even went on to exclaim that they’ve been saying this since forever but the witch hunt barred others from understanding the truth.
— SarahDrama (@SarahDawood) July 24, 2020
Others, shared their own experience of bullying when they stood for Ali in the past.
I always suspected these accusations to be false and that is why when i refused to take sides, i was attacked by a certain group extremely viciously https://t.co/vzZo8RZod1
— 𝓔𝓶𝓹𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼 𝓐𝓾𝓻𝓸𝓻𝓪 𝓑𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓵𝓲𝓼 (@PropitiousOn3O) July 23, 2020
Some even implored that if people believed ‘women should be trusted,’ then they must hear Mahwash too, when she brings the truth out.
All the facts in one place, by one of us. If we should believe all women then we must believe her! https://t.co/4PIRTX76l5
— frenchdesifem (@Snubbe2) July 23, 2020
Tweeple went onto further look at the other claims that were made on the singer, to question their integrity.
— yato (@nullandvoid83) July 24, 2020
The social media platform was also lit up with many questioning how this must have badly affected Ali and his family.
— Farhan (@phylosophic_) July 23, 2020
Apart from Tweeple, the truth has also resonated with the industry, out of which, some have now spoken in support of Ali, such as Zara Tareen.
Everytime this happens, just know that countless real women with real cases are silenced and may never speak again because who will believe them?? #FalseAllegations are no less than a rape of sorts of all the real and now probably silenced and suffering victims. https://t.co/kyrGxRLOwY
— Zara Tareen (@ztareen) July 24, 2020
Actress Armeena Rana Khan also came forward in support of Mahwash and the blatant trolling she received for supporting the truth of Ali Zafar.
Just got home and read all of this. Strength, love and all the positivity in the world to you Mahwash. Sending you prayers ❤️
— Armeena 🦋 (@ArmeenaRK) July 24, 2020
Twitter was quick to praise the actresses for coming forward in their support for what’s right.
Finally women like @ushnashah @armeenakhan @zaratareen are beginning to openly support the truth and facts and Ali Zafar. What about all our other actresses? Doesn’t silence on their part make them accomplices to the crime Meesha committed? https://t.co/UNggHH6CQE
— Usman (@usmanfarr) July 25, 2020
While others, talked about how there’s now a media silence when things have been put out in the open.
When @mahwashajaz_ & other misguided souls were tweeting against @AliZafarsays all these news outlets like @dawn_com @ExpressTribune @geonews_english @mangobaaz @parhlo were publishing those damaging tweets. Now that she has bravely apologised and shared facts, no coverage. Why?
— BeenishIman (@BeenishIman) July 25, 2020
Some went onto claim that it is women like Mahwash Ajaz who represent the real feminists.
In a world of Meesha Shafi s it is the likes of @MehwishAjaz that give us hope that our representation as women can be done justly. This is what proof and facts look like. Hats off to this woman for exposing this mafia. The real feminist! https://t.co/6dXn7ExWoQ
— Hania Aleem (@HaniaAleem) July 24, 2020
A few wished that every person was able to be like Mahwash, and speak the honest truth.
Well done Mehwish! I wish we had more brave and uptight women and fighters like you to expose these fakes. You are the real deal. They should apologise to you too. Using #metoo for #falseallegations like #amberheard did to #johnydepp https://t.co/8REOehyqhU
— Zarmina Masud Khan (@MasudZarmina) July 23, 2020