- Pakistani actor Feroze Khan faces backlash after giving controversial advice to a fan struggling with depression during an Instagram Q&A session. He suggested that young girls should ‘obey their men’, hand over responsibilities, and enjoy a luxurious life.
- Khan’s response drew criticism from social media users, who accused him of promoting misogyny and having hypocritical values, particularly considering his sister Humaima Mallick’s success in the entertainment industry.
- In a country where mental health issues are often not taken seriously, Khan’s comments on “curing” depression by obeying men were deemed inappropriate and insensitive, sparking further public outrage.
Pakistani actor Feroze Khan is known for his blockbuster dramas Khaani, Ishqiya, Khuda aur Muhabbat, however, this time around he is in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Khaani actor recently took to Instagram to do a question answer session with his fans and followers over social media and gave some questionable advice to a die-hard fan who asked Khan a question on how to manage depression as a young girl in her 20’s.
In a widely circulated post that has since been removed, a user posed a question that gained significant attention.
“Would you like to give any advice to young girls like me 21 to 25 years old.. as we are facing depression nowadays because of our future such as what we have to do when it will work and so on.”
Feroze Khan who is known to not shy away from any controversy has certainly got himself into yet another one after his reply to this fan. His reply grabbed all the attention as he tagged the follower and said,
“Obey your men give them your responsibility and sit back and enjoy grapes. I’d do that if I was a woman, be a queen.”
Feroze was on a schooling spree and did not stop here, after his answer to curing depression got viral, users on social media called him out for being a hypocrite and having misogynistic values. The follower spoke about Khan’s sister Humaima Mallick who had achieved success on her own after years of being in the industry, questioning him on his beliefs.
Khan decided to reply back and said,
“1. I’m gonna be loud.
2. Will have no fear
3. Do you think she would’ve achieved this without my dad and us brothers backing her up?
In a country where mental health is often taken all too lightly and joked about, such comments on ‘curing’ depression are uncalled for, especially by an actor who is diligently followed by the masses on a massive scale. Khan asks the women in Pakistan suffering from depression to simply ‘obey their man’, in a society where male dominance is already rampant such statements by a celebrity need to be avoided at all costs as to not ignite the public any further.
Feroze is often seen as the angry man, the aggressive lover and the one who does not take no for an answer. His recent divorce with ex-wife Aliza Sultan over domestic violence has brought light to Khan’s erratic behaviour.