Anchor Rabia Anum walked out of NIda Yasir’s morning show to take a stand for the victims of domestic abuse. She went on to explain and apologise to Nida saying , “You know I love you. This team and this channel are very dear to me. We are talking about childhood mistakes right now but there are some mistakes that stay with you your whole life. I don’t want to make such mistakes here today.”
She elaborated, “There’s an issue close to me, for which I have taken a very strong stance. When I came to your show today, I knew Fiza will be here but I wasn’t informed of any other guests. I have taken a stand against domestic abuse. And I think if my smallest effort can save my daughter, my friend tomorrow, then I have to comply.”
She Addressed Nida further saying, “I know you are an employee of the channel and I know you are very responsible. But if I sat through this show today, I won’t be able to face my friends, my colleagues, or any victim tomorrow. I hope you can forgive me.”
Rabia Anum’s reason for walking out of the show was her fellow guest, Mohsin Abbas Haider who had allegations of domestic abuse against his ex-wife, Fatima Sohail. However Rabia did not take any names.
Twitter had mixed reactions to this act. Lets see what the netizens were saying.
Some Cheered On To Rabia’s Brave Act!
“I had tears in my eyes when I saw Rabia Anum walk away from Nida Yasir’s show while Mohsin Abbas (a domestic violence abuser) sat there. This is bravery! This is what we mean when we ask celebrities to take a stand! This is showing solidarity! We are so proud of you Miss Rabia!”
“Immense respect for Rabia Anum for taking a firm stance and not refusing to share screen with an abuser. It’s so very brave of her to do so on a live show.”
“Rabia Anum did what so many ppl are scared of doing,something deeply uncomfortable by addressing the issue publicly.Some people called it calculated,but it was incredibly brave. Even if you don’t agree, she had every right to remove herself from that situation. More power to her!”
“I just wish women in our society weren’t made to grow with so much criticism and self doubt that even when they are right, they have to be so apologetic about it. Rabia Anum, you owed no apology to anyone?”
“Kudos to Rabia Anum for her act of bravery today. She is a role model for women everywhere. Her bold stance against domestic abuse is much needed in our society.”
“Rabia Anum walked out of Nida Yasir’s show due to the presence of Mohsin Abbas Haider, owing to the case of domestic violence against him. She took a stand despite knowing what this misogynistic society would put her through after this. Take a bow Queen @RabiaAnumm♥?”
“Rabia Anum walked out of the show because Mohsin Abbas Haider “The abuser” was there. I salute that woman.What a brave woman she is. Men like him and Feroze Khan should be behind bars.Domestic violence has no justification at all. Everybody should raise voice against it.#Rabia?”
On The Other Hand Some Netizens Were Not So Happy With Rabia
“Even after the court’s verdict, women like Rabia Anum will never stop humiliating men for sasti publicity. That was undoubtedly a publicity stunt by Rabia Anum. She must have been known about Mohsin Abbas Haider is also on the guest list.”
“If Rabia Anum had to leave the show, she could have silently left during the break. Why did she announce it during the live transmission? Her motive was clear – humiliate Mohsin Abbas. These days, every Tom, Dick and Harry in this country is doing publicity stunts.”
“Mohsin abbas haider wife did not prove abuse allegations on him in court. How can Rabia Anum disrespect and made him proven guilty on national television. She did it just for TRPS”
“Everyone is innocent before proven guilty but man is guilty even after proven innocent if complainant is woman and attention seeker like rabia anum will do cheap stunts because they think it is cool to insult a man on national tv”
“How she can humiliate a person merely on allegations of domestic abuse. Also these allegation are not yet proved in the court. She could stand in other way with the victim, but she chooses an attention seeker act, a publicity stunt to disgrace this young man. Shame #RabiaAnum“
Do you agree that alleged domestic abusers should be condemned like this on-air? Do you stand with Rabia on this act or do you think that this was unethical? Share your views with us!