Published: 2017-10-19 14:08
Last Updated: 2017-10-19 15:19
Once again, the internet has turned a blind eye to what really matters and focused their attention on what this female celebrity was wearing instead.
Malala Yousafzai, was attacked on social media for reportedly wearing skinny jeans to university.
The Pakistani Nobel Prize laureate, 20, started studying at Oxford University last week.
An alleged photograph of the fresher walking around campus in skinny jeans and heeled booties has made her the victim of online criticism, as many conservative Pakistanis trolled the student over her western attire and being unaccompanied by a male guardian.
The photo, which is yet to be confirmed as Malala, was originally posted on the Pakistani Siasat.pk. Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar shared the picture with her 141K Twitter followers, stirring a debate between pro and anti-Malala supporters.
“Finally, a picture of @Malala where she is just being a normal young woman. It's quite remarkable how her head is always covered…,” Tarar wrote.
One disapproving user noted that it was “strange” for Malala to be out without her father, to which another user responded: “Sir, most students don't take their parents to college with them. They usually leave them with some daycare.”
now jeans..shoes...soon that dupatta will be out— Lunatic living. (@Lunatic6923) October 15, 2017
Another Tweep wondered how long Malala will go before taking off her headscarf.
“Now jeans..shoes...soon that dupatta will be out.”
Not everyone was critical of the young student though.
Buzzfeed news editor Elizabeth Pears pointed out that “Malala was shot by the Taliban for going to school. I doubt she cares what you think of her fashion choices while she's at Oxford.”
Ummm... Malala was shot by the Taliban for going to school. I doubt she cares what you think of her fashion choices while she's at Oxford— Elizabeth Pears (@BizPears) October 16, 2017
Another user was concerned that “more people lost their minds over Malala wearing jeans than when she got shot. Our priorities demonstrate why we are our own worst enemy.”
Malala was shot the head in 2012 by a masked Taliban gunman. The shooter attacked Malala on her school bus after she defied a ban prohibiting girls from going to school.