Host Anoushey Ashraf, famous for speaking her mind took to Twitter to call a co-worker who invaded her personal space and we love it.
She made sure her point of view is clearly communicated and expressed that one should be respectful of other people’s personal space and avoid touching them in the pretext of striking a pose, especially if the relationship is completely professional.
The host did not take any names but wrote, “Just because we worked well on a project together, doesn’t mean I am now ‘babe’ and you can hold me by the waist to take selfies at events,” she further added, “we are colleagues, not friends. Know the difference [and] understand the concept of personal space.”
Without getting into details, when questioned if she told off the person she is referring to, Ashraf replied, “It was a massive event and I didn’t want to create a ruckus,” which implies that she clearly had to compromise her comfort in order to ‘not create a scene’. Ashraf added, “But I’m just putting it out there for people to understand the difference in the future”.
One user commented, “Now wait for the victim blamers to start asking you what you were wearing, what time of day/night it was, what location, etc,” the actor bemoaned, “It’s happening man! It’s happening.”
Unfortunately, many users started victim blaming Ashraf in the comments section of her tweet, even though, she did not name the person responsible. One user even went on to say, “Itna masla ha to kaaam hi na kro (If you have a problem with this then don’t work. If you want to live in a liberal society then it will have side effects, tolerate them.”
Ashraf replied, “Wow. Personal space ka pata hai apko? It’s called giving people respect, irrespective of their profession, work, and friendships. Uff it’s like preaching to kids in grade two. Oh sorry, even they know better than some of you men!”
However, fellow actor Ushna Shah has a hunch regarding the person Ashraf is calling out as she commented, “I have a feeling I know exactly who triggered this rant,”
We hope that the message is loud and clear for people who are still confused about how to conduct themselves in the presence of fellow co-workers. And no career choice should be an exception to basic etiquette.