Amid the COVID 19 crisis going on in the world and in India, another problem hit various regions of the country in the form of locust attack. Amid this, former actress, Zaira Wasim’s recent tweets and posts justifying the locust attack did not go down well with Netizens who called her out. Zaira used a religious verse from the holy Quran to justify the locust attack in different parts of the country as it related to people’s arrogance. Owing to the locust attack, the tweet gained attention from netizens who seemed to be irked by it.
On May 27, 2020, Zaira tweeted, “So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin -Qur’an 7:133” (sic).” Post this, several social media users took to the comments section and slammed the former Bollywood actress for being insensitive towards the harm that will be caused by the locusts attack. However, as soon as many people reacted to the tweet, Zaira deleted it and later, she left Twitter and Instagram.
Her account now “does not exist’ on Twitter. However, people who tweeted back to Zaira’s tweets about locust attack called her out for being insensitive. A user wrote, “@ZairaWasimmm
has totally lost it! I pray to same Allah that may se gain back her senses and stop spreading hatredness against the same people who gave her the stardom.Amen!.” Another user tweeted, “If one wonders how does a millenial who was offered an opportunity in uber cosmopolitanism, end up with so much bigotry and hate, she is mentioning the source also.”