MUMBAI: Former actress Zaira Wasim once again fell prey to trolling and backlash on the social media platform. This happened after she quoted a verse from the Quran regarding the locust attack India along with other country has been experiencing.
She posted the tweet on May 27 which read, "So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self-explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin -Qur’an 7:133 (sic)."
Unfortunately, the tweet caught the attention of many accounts which decided to troll the 'Dangal' actress. This eventually led to Wasim removing herself from social media platforms by deleting her Twitter and Instagram account both.
Here is how the Twitterati reacted:
They can post any crap & call it freedom of expression— Archie (@archu243) May 30, 2020
But if people react to it they are termed as Izlamophobic trolls#ZairaWasim’s bio says “If the truth shall kill them let them die”
So if the truth hurt her & she quit SM, then let her
Why so much sympathy for a bimbette? pic.twitter.com/UewiLpySRK
Cinematic life means you should be in a limelight. But if you aren't getting movies then you have to take help of controversies. This is what #ZairaWasim did. She know how to stay in limelight. pic.twitter.com/reRYvLPGwv— Mohit Rawat (@mohitrawat54) May 30, 2020
Classic example for how this snake spread's venom and runs away.— Animesh Choudhary (@animeschoudhary) May 30, 2020
From apes we became humans but some ppl wanna devolve into apes and act like animals. Preaching a 1400yo book whose sole intention was conquest and conquest. Feel pity for Evolutionary theorists! 🤦🏻♂️#ZairaWasim pic.twitter.com/JZlQ3mvd4W
The hashtag '#ZairaWasim' began trending on twitter in no time and people began labelling her as a 'Hinduphobe' among many other disrespectful things.
Zaira last starred in Sonali Bose's 'The Sky Is Pink' alongside Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar. As the film was nearing its release, she announced that she will be quitting and leaving her acting career as it conflicts the beliefs of her religion. This also became a topic of controversy and trolling for the public.