Despite being asked an inappropriate question by YouTuber Nadir Ali, Pakistani model and actor Sunita Marshall advised her supporters against “harassing” him.
The YouTuber landed himself in hot water after he asked a celebrity, who is from a minority Christian community, as to why she did not convert to Islam despite marrying a Muslim man.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Marshall thanked the social media users for supporting her but she also requested them “to kindly not harass the interviewer anymore”.
“Also I would ask the interviewing fraternity not to ask such personal questions again in the future,” she added.
In a recent podcast, Marshall was asked as to why she did not convert to Islam yet when her in-laws and husband are Muslims.
“There is no pressure on me for converting to Islam from Hassan or his family. However, people sometimes comment on Instagram, but it doesn't matter to me,” she remarked.
She said if a person wants to change their religion then they should do it by heart, otherwise, it is useless. When asked if her in-laws have ever pressurised her into converting, Sunita said that no one has ever told her to change her religion, adding that they are all "very good" to her.
Subsequently, the YouTuber’s act asking sensitive question drew a harsh backlash from people belonging to all walks of life including celebrities
Actor Nadia Afghan, taking to Instagram, bashed Ali for his "disgraceful line of questioning". She further told the YouTuber: "[...] There is a village of idiots and the population is flourishing."
Model Mathira also criticised Ali and said: "What the hell is wrong with this person and his question! This is so wrong. Shame on the host!"
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