Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was trolled on social media after an unverified picture posted online showed her wearing jeans and heeled boots.
The 20-year-old, who started classes in Oxford University last week, was criticised in her home country of Pakistan for adopting “western dress” and not being accompanied by her father, Daily Telegraph reported. Many social media users even compared her to an adult star. The photo was posted on Pakistani site Siasat.pk.
“Now jeans ... shoes ... soon that dupatta will be out (sic),” one user tweeted. Another wrote: “She is the player of American game. I feel very embarrassed to say that she is Pakistani.”Another said: “That was the reason the bullet directly targeted her head long time ago.”
There were, however, many who supported Malala. “How about we let her be however she wants and not headscarf shame or scarfless shame girls,” one tweeted. It’s not clear when the photo was taken or if in fact the girl in the photo is Malala.