I have had way too much rage since posting Live to my Facebook to be able to make a coherent post but I will one because now this has become too much.

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This is what happened!
The entourage begins arriving in "cars"...

@FriehaAltaf moves the water stall and limo soda vendors back from the road (one of the two was giving everything on discount to the protestors but was clearly too ugly to be in this celebrity protests press shots)...
The celebs formed their pretty little protest teeming with their personal PR handlers and photographers...

Naturally all media went to them because over 200 poor transgender women and khwajasiras weren't worth it... And because celebs voices > protestors'
Celebs refused to join in the trans" protest which is literally ON RAPE AND VIOLENT MISOGYNY and YES this includes @sarwatgilani y'all's latest feminist icon (limited only to BBC interviews performism > solidarity)...
They make BS rhetorical fluffy comments about good touch and bad touch, and whatnot...

The trans women leave because all coverage is now gone to cover the pretty celebs in their pretty little "protest"...

The pretty little celebs' pretty little protest ends...
They all go back home in their chaffeur driven vehicles.

Next they post their selfies with probably 2 transgender fans @TheMahiraKhan and joke about being "pro-protestors"
And are now being "lauded" for their bravery by the bandwagon liberals (with zero understanding of representation and who gets seen as saying what and to what end)

10 feet away two transgender women were being threatened with violence AT THAT MOMENT...
Media cameras were being pulled away from the 200 or so transwomen...

And this elitist entitled bunch of losers had the gall to use national trauma for personal PR - practically undoing the very transwomen's protest that was happening 10 feet from them.
Pakistan's core issue will remain classism - and all struggles - all of our struggles must be on dismantling this classist hegemony on rights and safety! And these social climbers now masquerading as the ultimate manifestation of our culture (celebs) better be the first to go.
They are NOT allies - and do NOT confuse their opportunism with support. We did it with the NGOs before and look where it has led us.
We are repeating the same mistakes. Again.

All that glitters is NOT gold.
All people need to divest the movements from celebrities and bring back the resistance home - to the people.
And yes I sound harsh and radical because I am - because we have to be.
This fake fuckery has gone on for far too long and the last thing we can leave to corporate elitism is our pain.
Our pain is NOT for sale.
Fun Fact: Bushra Ansari RANDOMLY walks by and tells Zehrish Khanzadi (a trans leader) and me not to sway too much or else the cameras will catch us and delegitimize our protest by saying we're dancing.
Sure Ma'am. Sure.

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