The clothing choices of Uorfi Javed have long been a source of media attention. Her right to wear whatever she pleases has gotten her into both public and legal difficulties. The social media star has just come clean about an obstacle she encountered when property hunting in Mumbai: her fashion sense.
Taking to Twitter, Uorfi Javed tweeted, “Muslim owners don’t want to rent me house ’cause of the way I dress, Hindi owners don’t want to rent me ’cause I’m Muslim. Some owners have an issue with the political threats I get. Finding a rental apartment in Mumbai is so tuff.”
Muslim owners don’t want to rent me house cause of the way I dress, Hindi owners don’t want to rent me cause I’m Muslim. Some owners have an issue with the political threats I get . Finding a rental apartment in mumbai is so tuff
— Uorfi (@uorfi_) January 24, 2023
There has been an overwhelming response to the tweet. It has over 665K views, over 8K likes, and a slew of retweets and responses. It exemplifies how preoccupied our society is with a woman’s own fashion choices.
In response to Uorfi’s tweet, internet users had a range of emotions. There were others who didn’t waste any time trolling the actress and those who felt bad for her. This is what they said about it.
😭 ghar le rahi hai wo bhai landlord ki behen dadi ke sath rehne ko thodi bol rahi
— arean (@2much2soon4me) January 24, 2023
That's not how the law of equivalent exchange works
— ReallyTired 🇲🇾 (@SoTerriblyTired) January 25, 2023
Mumbai flat owners will easily rent out to live in couples, single males but not so easily to single women.
— Vivacious Blazing Bud (@blazzing_bud) January 24, 2023
This is unconstitutional and wrong.
— G V (@GV65465337) January 24, 2023
Uorif’s tweet is a sobering reminder of the profound ways in which your gender and religious identity shape your life.