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Zhalay Sarhadi Likens Social Media to a Desi Mom

Zhalay Sarhadi Likens Social Media to a Desi Mom

Pakistani actress Zhalay Sarhadi has sparked online discussions by comparing social media to a strict ‘desi mom’ amid backlash over her involvement in a promotional campaign for Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz.

The campaign, which features endorsements from notable figures such as Urwa Hocane, Sanam Saeed, Saba Qamar, Zhalay Sarhadi, and singer Aima Baig, has faced significant public criticism, prompting calls for a boycott of the participating artists.

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In response to the backlash, Zhalay Sarhadi humorously addressed the situation on her Instagram story, likening social media users to the discerning eye of a ‘desi mom.’ She quipped, “Social media is just like a desi mom. After a whole day of work, if you leave a glass on the table, you’ll hear, ‘Useless! You don’t do anything.'”

Sarhadi expanded on this analogy, explaining that just as a desi mom scrutinizes minor mistakes, social media users quickly judge based on isolated incidents or decisions. Her comparison resonated with many, highlighting the relentless scrutiny public figures often face on digital platforms.

The actress clarified that while she participated in the campaign, her true passion lies in acting, not modeling. Her light-hearted response sheds light on the pressures and complexities of navigating public opinion in the digital age, where every action and association is closely examined.

As discussions about social media dynamics continue to evolve, Sarhadi’s comparison serves as a reminder of the nuanced relationship between celebrities, public perception, and the vigilant gaze of social media.