Netizens Call Out Shoaib Malik For Colorism
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Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik revealed that his wife, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza’s mother, made her eat apples during pregnancy to ensure their baby was fair-skinned.
The cricketer recently appeared on Nida Yasir’s morning show Shan-e-Suhoor alongside actress Ushna Shah. They discussed multiple topics in the sehri time show, and at one point, Shah’s recent post about people shaming her for the color of her hands became the topic of discussion. Following this, the discussion’s focus shifted to society’s standard of beauty hinging on fair skin.
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“My mother-in-law made my wife eat a lot of apples,” revealed Malik. “Many people believe that [by doing so] the child ends up being fair-skinned.”
After the video clip from the show went viral on the internet, people started calling out Shoaib on colorism. Even Ushna looked shocked and asked if Shoaib wanted a fair child.
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