In an attempt to destigmatize mental illness and introduce fans to her new project Saraab, Sonya Hussyn found herself under fire for mentioning autism in the list of mental illness:
The well-intentioned post by Sonya Hussyn went south when followers pointed out her mistake:
And things could have gone well if Sonya had just admitted her mistake and apologized, but she chose to reply with a very problematic statement, terming autism as one of the symptoms of schizophrenia:
And the netizens lost their cool:
People wanted her to educate herself before posting such comments:
Others wanted to remind her of Google:
People were demanding an apology:
Others wanted the industry to stop exploiting mental illness to sell their dramas:
Mental health professionals were furious!
People were schooling her on the fine line between the two:
Some found it funny how they’re trying to destigmatize something they have no idea about:
Fans wanted her to take the comments positively and educate herself:
Others pointed out how autism wasn’t the only mismatch in the list:
People were disappointed:
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