Pakistani model and social media sensation Qandeel Baloch has been murdered and social media has been vocal about its response to the 25-year-old starlet's death at the hands of her brother, in what initial reports have termed an “honour killing”.
Baloch may not always have 'trended' for the right reasons, but her killing has highlighted the regressive mindset of the society that we live in.
Qandeel's death was roundly condemned by Twitterati. Here's what they had to say:
#QandeelBaloch was larger than life, in your face, unapologetic about her ambitions and her womanhood. Goodbye, you crazy, beautiful woman
— Mehreen Zahra-Malik (@mehreenzahra) July 16, 2016
— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) July 16, 2016
People condemning the Qandeel Baloch murder but still saying 'Well, she shouldn't have done all those videos' are lower than pond scum.
— Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) July 16, 2016
— T.A.N.U.J. G.A.R.G. (@tanuj_garg) July 16, 2016
Sabeen Mahmud. Parveen Rehman. Qandeel Baloch. These women wielded power & the men who killed them were afraid of it. They are cowards. — Khaver Siddiqi (@thekarachikid) July 16, 2016
Highly condemn murder of Qandeel Baloch...this is dishonour killing... inhuman, unislamic and intolerable... — Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) July 16, 2016
Qandeel Baloch killed by her brother. Over the family's honor. I'm sure the family's honor is now saved by having a murderer in the house. — Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) July 16, 2016
'Honour' killings are a perversion. There's nothing honourable about rape & murder in the name of an ugly, toxic masculinity. #QandeelBaloch
— Kate Godfrey (@KateGodfrey_) July 16, 2016