So after Kami Sid, now YouTuber Umer Khan alias ‘Ukhano’ has been accused of indulging in sexual harassment. Of course, the travel vlogger is denying the accusations.
While many fans are rushing to his defense, netizens are skeptical. (no smoke without fire, right?)
Secondly, when sharing a ss of a chat, i think hiding the messages is quite offensive to the other person, it literally shows that you’re just trying to prove the other person wrong with bits and pieces of the conversation
— jani wow (@jani_wow) July 17, 2019
Dick honay ka saboot ukhano nay de dia so no need to do that 😉
— Malik Man 🇵🇰 (@malik__sahabb) July 17, 2019
t all started with a now-deleted Facebook post that accused Umar Khan of using his position and influence to his advantage (Bill Clinton anyone?).
Once the news hit Twitter, tweeps brewed up a storm. More voices came forward with the same experiences.
More people come forward with stories of Ukhano using his influence to make unwanted advances.
Ukhano Responds to Allegations
It took the vlogger a while to respond to the ‘recent false accusations against him‘. Many speculate that he did so to base a response that worked with all the narratives and screenshots making rounds on the Internet.
People literally have screenshots against you. And the girls who came forward all have the same story pattern; if thy wouldnt sext with you they were boring otherwise you would force them to meet you Lol false allegations my ass
— the misandrist next door (@amnaaww) July 17, 2019
It is noteworthy that Ukano emphasized that he has never made women he worked with uncomfortable. That’s no guarantee that he managed to make women uncomfortable, just being himself. That is what he says at least.
Some Twitterati just think ‘boys will be boys‘, and this boy didn’t clean up well afterward. This really sheds the spotlight (yet again) on how our society has a culture that thinks men will just make advances towards women, and it’s nothing to worry about.
If somebody makes a pass at girls does that make them a rapist? Are you effing out of your mind? So what if he messages girls and tries to flirt? Isn't everyone saying when they don't respond he stops? Girls do the same thing man. It's not a big deal #ukhano
— Fatima Abid (@abidfatima01) July 17, 2019
Why did she blur her replies? Seems consensual
— Asim Sohail (@asimsohail) July 18, 2019
Yrr snapchat pay to screenshot lainy sy ptaa chal jataa hai, Tb #ukhano ke aqal kaha Gae hoge
— TaLHa RaNa (@sirPhirra_) July 18, 2019
3rd pic se replies ghayeb hain, I’m assuming ke jo bhi yeh wali bandi thi apni marzi se answers de rhi thi usko. I only think like this about this one girl baqi I do think he should explain why he did what he did
— 🌚 (@cat__w0man) July 17, 2019
As civilized beings, we ought to be doing so in a better way (look at Keanu Reeves for a change).
Supporting someone and being a blind follower are completely different. He's asking girls for nudes, sending disgusting messages and sending some of them dick pics and you're here saying iTs nO bIg DeAl… what a shame.
— R. (@ipadzaynn) July 18, 2019
Social Media Campaign Against a Social Media Influencer?
Then there was the typical, ‘if you’re right then go to court‘. Although made in malice, that really is a good suggestion. The Internet has a short term memory, and cases blow over.
A social media campaign against a social media influencer sounds like a really bad idea. Ukano even explicitly put out;
“I don’t want to publish this evidence, because I don’t want to ruin someone’s life, as it is against my morals and integrity.”
Meanwhile, a court verdict would really set it in stone if said social media influencer is an aggressor.
Calling ukhano dickhead on these fake screenshots? 😂 Seriously you girls are too much. File a Cyber suit against him if you got enough proof and guts otherwise stfu. Bloody attention seekers.
— JoyAli (@alishahrvkh) July 17, 2019
And how did you decide he is a sexual predator?Screenshots that can be recreated through apps?Its high time women take men to court and get them convicted instead of the usual bs on twitter.All the women all of a sudden at the same time decide to come forward totally not suspicio
— Asim Sohail (@asimsohail) July 18, 2019
On the other hand, people should learn to differentiate between rape and harassment. Rape is the most heinous form of sexual/physical harassment and a horrible crime.
Meanwhile, harassment may be verbal and indirect not just physical. Sexist jokes and saying lewd things to make you uncomfortable is verbal harassment.
Harassment is not always sexual in nature. Your boss screaming at you, threatening physical assault, as well as using abusive language is harassment (just not the sexual kind). The problem is that the word ‘harassment’ has become too taboo, that it’s often swept under the rug.