Rabi Pirzada Quits Showbiz

Rabi Pirzada Quits Showbiz

Rabi Pirzada, the Pakistani singer and social media star, has decided to quit showbiz after her private data got leaked on the internet

Rabi Pirzada has been in the line of the fire of social media trolling and cyber harassment for the past few days. Her private data was leaked which started circulating on the internet in no time. Rabi Pirzada stated that she had sold her phone and someone recovered her private data from the old phone. She also lodged a complaint in FIA against the cyber-harassment she underwent due to the circulation of these videos.

Rabi Pirzada has recently tweeted that she is quitting showbiz and urged people to soften their hearts for her. Rabi Pirzada also quoted a verse from the Quran which says that Allah blesses anyone whomsoever He wishes with respect.

Rabi Pirzada had earlier stated in an interview that this incident had traumatized her. She said that she could now understand how the rape victim felt because she felt like dying. Rabi Pirzada also apologized publicly for the content leaked. She had urged the people to cover her flaws than displaying those in public.

Although Rabi Pirzada received criticism for her videos, many people also came out in the support of her right to privacy. These included the singer Meesha Shafi, Digital rights activist Nighat Dad, and public policy specialist Salman Sufi.

Nighat Dad, the digital rights activist, said that anyone forwarding the videos was also committing cybercrime and should be penalized.

Meesha Shafi supported rabi Pirzada but also recalled the instance when Rabi Pirzada had accused her of lying when she accused Ali Zafar of sexual harassment.

According to the public policy specialist and activist for women rights Salman Sufi, people leaking the videos were accountable.

Rabi Pirzada comes from a military family as her father was in the Pakistan Airforce. She started her music career in 2004 and became popular for a brief period of time. However, Rabi Pirzada could never gain much popularity as a singer for long. Rabi Pirzada also tried her hands at acting, modeling and hosting but nothing clicked much. She has been actively vocal about the national issues on her social media account and has around 136 thousand followers on twitter alone. Rabi Pirzada owns a  beauty salon in Lahore, Pakistan.


By Saadia Ahmed
Saadia Ahmed is a Bollywood and cheesecake fanatic with no obvious interest in space travel. She tweets @khwamkhwah day in and out