Mehwish Hayat

Oscar Nominations for 2020 are out and no one is pleased with the nominations. Load weddings actress, Mehwish Hayat took it to twitter to express rage on Tuesday.

The Oscar nominations show that diversity is still a major issue and the film industry in the West has a long way to go to be fully inclusive,” Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat said on Tuesday.

If no one else will do it, perhaps now is the time for us to step up and tell our stories to the world,” she added.

And Twitter agrees with her: 

A fan quoted, “Exactly what Faran Tahir said, We have to tell our own stories, why do we depend on others.”

Another fan quoted, “Diversity should not be a reason to appreciate someone, one should have the talent n put in the hard work into it.”

Many have criticized the fact that female directors are completely shut out of the race for best directors as men only made it to the list. Other than that, black actors were greatly cut out too.

Mehwish Hayat has been vocal about social issues on social media quite frequently. She was honored with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2019 by the Government of Pakistan.

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