The more times you say it, the bitter the truth becomes- to be a celebrity in Pakistan or anywhere else in the world, you lose some and you get some. The former seems to be Momina Mustehsan’s fate, these days at least.
While she would probably disagree with the notion, Momina Mustehsan made a very disappointing return to the stage that propelled her to super-stardom, with songs like Muntazir and Ghoom Taana failing to reach the heights of Afreen and Tera Woh Pyaar from the previous season, haters were always going to line up against her. Her latest achievement, which has astonished more people than it has delighted, made matters even worse for Momina.
She was named in BBC’s Hundred Most Influential Women list for 2017, and many have questioned as to what she has done to earn the honor, and you can sort of agree with their take on the matter.
— BBC 100 Women (@BBC100women) September 27, 2017
Ever since, Pakistanis have been hating on Momina and asking her the same question that all of us have been asking ourselves, but in a much meaner way, obviously.
Congratulations @MominaMustehsan for taking away “what exactly has she done?” argument from Malala.
— Junaid Akram (@junaidakram83) September 27, 2017
“Why’s Momina Mustehsan on BBC’s 100 influential women list?”
“She influenced me to stop listening to music”
— مريم (@maryamful) September 29, 2017
I don’t know how but I want to be like @MominaMustehsan for doing nothing & be in bbc list. Quaid, we’re ashamed, we’ve failed as a nation.
— Adil Qureshi (@AdilQureshi_) September 29, 2017
Rather than any human rights advocates, or intellectuals, Pakistans biggest female inspiration is a lessthanaverage pop star? gimme a break
— shy fawkes (@aloovibes) September 28, 2017
People also started hating on Momina Mustehsan’s best friend- MangoBaaz!
Sometimes i think maybe MangoBaz is actually Momina Mustehsan’s website/Accounts on FB/Twitter
— ع (@punjabified) October 4, 2017
Mango bazz should change their name to @MominaMustehsan fan club….
— Ali (@OyeQazilbash) October 4, 2017
But there are people out there who are supporting the bubbly singer.
The hate for Momina Mustehsan amongst Pakistani audiences has grown so sheepishly high that it is becoming easier to not hate her instead.
— ⚔️ (@IstanbulMiracle) September 28, 2017
@MominaMustehsan , a humungous show of courage by you, when u came out n openly talked about your dark time of depression.
More power to u.
— Prajesh (@Still_SueFee) October 4, 2017
Wah for haters “ Mehnat kar Hassad na Kar “ Congrats…
— راجہ (@HeRzZsChLaG) September 27, 2017
MOMINA LOVE FROM A FRENCH INDIAN, YOU ARE A TRUE INSPIRATION YOU ARE A POWERFUL WOMAN ❤️
— swetha (@DreamAndLife_) September 27, 2017
This just goes to show that being a public figure and the scrutiny attached to it can sometimes be a little too unfair. But again, you lose some, you get some!