Women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai has been trolled for ‘wearing jeans and heeled boots’ during her first week at Oxford University.
The Nobel laureate was criticised after she was seen in an unverified photo, published in Pakistan media, apparently swapping her shalwar kameeze for skinny jeans, ankle high boots and a bomber jacket.
The 20-year-old narrowly avoided death in 2012 after being shot by the Pakistani Taliban for her outspoken campaigning over girls’ rights to an education.
Malala went on to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her global campaigning work and a place at the Russell Group university, where she is studying philosophy, politics and economics.
But she became the target of abuse over the weekend after an apparent image of her was shared on the Facebook page of Pakistani forum Siasat.pk on Saturday.
Some people even compared her to porn star Mia Khalifa despite keeping her ‘duppata’ on her head as she has done since she arrived in Britain five years ago.
Yaseen Khan wrote: “She is the player of American game . I feel very embarrassed to say that she is Pakistani.”
And UxMan MaAn wrote: “Next Mia Khalifa.”
While Shaiq Sirajuddin Shah wrote: “It’s not particularly important for men but WOMEN SHOULDN’T wear those tight jeans because they get exposed.”
Another vitriolic message, which was posted on Twitter and re-published in the Pakistani media, said: “That was the reason the bullet directly targeted her head long time ago.”