Ali Noor has been accused of sexual harassment by journalist Ayesha Binte Rashid and it has caused a stir on Twitter. Scroll down for the full story.
Yesterday, Ali Noor, the lead vocalist of the renowned band Noori, was accused of sexual harassment by Ayesha Binte Rashid. Ayesha, a journalist, came out with her claims on her Instagram account where she posted screenshots of her conversation (which seemed like a confrontation) with Ali Noor and blocked him right after. Ali, allegedly, messaged Ayesha from his wife’s number and apologised. However, Ayesha is calling it a “non-sense” apology and so are most people.
In her message, Ayesha calls out Ali for being “a womanising piece of shit with a God complex.” According to her, Ali emotionally manipulated her and sexually harassed her in the back seat of her car. She also confronted him for threatening to end her friendship with Kami Paul (Noori’s drummer). Ali Noor, in response, thanked Ayesha for “a serious wake up call and realization.”
The vocalist also posted a statement on his instagram stories that many cannot make sense of. However, people are pointing out that he allegedly “admitted to it” and apologised. He claims all of his messages were not shared by Ayesha. “I have been accused if Me Too by Ayesha Binte and my screenshots of apologies have been put up. She didn’t put all of them and that’s sad,” he wrote.
With his new single releasing on February 22nd, he also clarified in another Instagram story that this incident is not a “PR Ploy” and that he “will address everyone’s concerns and questions on the 25th” because he wants his song to release in peace.
People have mixed reactions to this entire scenario. However, most of them find Ali Noor’s apology unconvincing and aren’t happy with how nonchalant he is over a sexual harassment allegation. Soon after this news started gaining traction, everyone on Twitter was in disbelief and it caused quite the frenzy. While some are trying to make sense of the situation and most importantly, Ali Noor’s statement, others are just straight up disappointed.
Here is how people are reacting:
Questionable Priorities Much?
“Ali Noor struggling to fit sexual abuse allegations in his busy schedule. Please let him release his song in peace guys he will get to you when he has the time.”
“why is ali noor acting like being a harasser is some soulful hipster thing”
“Not Ali Noor trying to play it cool about being a sexual harasser?!? what?? The world has gone insane”
Fans’ Worst Nightmares Coming True
“every day i check twitter with a genuine fear of bad news but these ended up in my group chat today because my friends know my love for Noori. Ali Noor, thank you I guess for once again proving that fear of our celebrity idols turning out to be predators & harasses is v genuine.”
“Ugh. Turns out Ali Noor is also a predator. All our childhood stars turning out to be absolute trash.”
“Ali Noor’s story has broken my heart. I held him at such a high place in my heart.”
While Others Are Still Trying To Make Sense Of His Apology
“Ali Noor writes an “apology” like Kanye writes a caption… absolutely incomprehensible.”
“I thought I’m a burger bacha grammarian for life angraizi speaking elitiya but I couldn’t make sense of a single sentence Ali Noor has said in his response to the harassment allegations.”
“Bro what the fuck is ali noor saying in his story is he out of his mind why is it always the same pseudo intellectual wall of text but this time its even more absurd I can’t believe what I’m reading”
“Ali Noor on Instagram today”
People Are Furious That Some Are Still Defending Ali Noor Despite Him “Admitting” To The Sexual Harassment Allegation
“Ali Noor’s friends in the industry already coming out to defend him. 🤢
Anoushey makes as much sense in this comment as Ali Noor does in his story”
“The fact that Ali Noor literally ADMITTED to the harassment??? And yet??? There are people?? Still defending him?? And asking for proof?? Smh ye kya duniya hai”
Disappointment All Around
“Used to listen Manwa Re (acapella sung by Ali Noor) on repeat and would praise his vocals every damn time now i feel like puking because i have been listening to a predator all this time….disappointed”
What are your thoughts on this?
Sources used in this article include The Express Tribune