- Former Miss Lebanon Nadine Wilson Njeim has also spoken up against Sondos Al Qattan's remarks against Pinay domestic helpers
- She says that it's not OK to condone such a perspective that has long been bygone and thus only promotes slavery
- Njeim also remarked that it's also not good to bully Sondos Al Qattan as it will only be a 'vicious cycle', so she cannot condemn the backlash as well
Former Miss Lebanon Nadine Wilson Njeim, the voice behind Lara Croft video game in Arabic language, has now spoken up against Sondos Al Qattan's beliefs about how domestic helpers should be treated.
KAMI learned about Nejim's comments during her press launch of Shadow of the Tomb Raider video game in Dubai this weekend.
"I feel it’s very irresponsible of her to say what she said. You need to think twice before you post something because it’s not your salon and you’re not talking to your family."
Although every one has the right to free speech, she said that Sondos Al Qattan is supportive of the idea of enslavement.
"That’s not restricting freedom of speech, but you’re talking about enslavement. This is not me telling you not to say what you think, or some question of democracy. You’re advertising modern day slavery – how can anyone be OK with that?"
During her press launch of the video game, she segued the idea of empowerment via Lara Croft, who is viewed as a strong female character channeling inner and out strengths by which women should be inspired.
"When you’re in a market that is moving towards empowering women, and you have games like Tomb Raider empowering women, everything’s moving forward, and then you have someone with millions of followers online who decides one day to wake up and be upset because the girl who helps her out at home needs a day off per week, that’s not something that’s OK, so no, I don’t condone that."
However, Nadine also reminded every one about online bullying as it cannot also be condoned. With what's now happening to Sondos Al Qattan and all the backlash, the social media bullying is not a healthy way to go about confronting her, according to her.
"But I also don’t condone what’s been done to her since either, I don’t condone the backlash and the bullying because it’s a vicious cycle. Let’s just be responsible on both sides."
In an earlier report by KAMI, other Gulf-based public figures have also expressed their opinions regarding the issue brought up by the hefty flak drawn by Al Qattan's remarks.
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