Pakistani actress Sonya Hussyn has landed herself in hot waters after she posted a comment on Instagram.
The Aangan actress is all set to feature as the lead in the upcoming drama serial, Saraab, which is based on the story of a schizophrenic girl. In an attempt to promote the upcoming drama, she posted a poster listing down several different mental illnesses that can be a symptom of schizophrenia. The poster also had ‘autism’ on the list.
Many fans took to Twitter to call her out for making an ill-informed statement. Therefore, without further ado here’s what the Twitterati’s had to say about her statement:
Someone responded to this by saying that, maybe a two minute google search would’ve helped.
2 minutes google search helps. @ celebrities. pic.twitter.com/hwBmbXAIu2
— 🦋 (@Khaaksaar__k) August 6, 2020
One person made a generalised statement, implying that Pakistani actors seem just as clueless about different things.
Pakistani celebs are at it again 🤦♂️🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/DpxdpytbGm
— 🧜♂️ (@badromance98) August 6, 2020
People clearly didn’t like this statement.
— Marib (@Mabbyhere) August 7, 2020
Not that I expect our celebs to be bastions of knowledge but about time they read up on what they're representing through art rather than try to use a cause to their benefit. Actors in Hollywood take months to understand and get into character. https://t.co/Nw1jbJPh4t
— Nadia (@novocainerush) August 6, 2020
A twitterati asked her to stick to acting only.
— wajiii 🦀🦄 (@wajeehasyed) August 7, 2020
In the age of google, people have started questioning her.
Sonya Hussyn Just Said Autism Is A Symptom Of Schizophrenia & Please Google https://t.co/mxeC8wd3EX
— Bolo Jawan (@BoloJawan) August 7, 2020
Mtlab woh bandi keh rahi hai k she is a MOTHER of TWO kids with Autism but Sonya Hussyn thinks her own knowledge is accurate. MashaAllah. 👍🏼 https://t.co/GdftfQzRkk
— soha naveed (@SohaTazz) August 6, 2020
One Twitter user called her a fake therapist.
SONYA HUSSAIN CONFIRMED FAKE THERAPIST Y’ALL https://t.co/jc3lhcP4oe
— rameeza (@Rameezay) August 6, 2020
What are your thoughts on this?