"Unfortunately, a lot of people take out their personal frustrations on social media," she said.
Rabat – A rising star in the Bollywood film industry, Nora Fatehi is a 27 year-old Moroccan-Canadian actress and dancer with a huge international following. Her notoriety is due to her active presence on Instagram and Youtube, where she regularly posts photos and videos that highlight her passion for dance.
Unfortunately, as Fatehi rose in success, she accumulated more than just fame and fortune: cyberbullies. Fatehi is constantly targeted by “trolls,” who criticize her work and pictures across her social media accounts. The model-actress feels like her “haters” have been “safe in the cyber world for too long,” and says it is time to speaks out against them.
“Trolling is a cyber-crime. If you are caught, you cannot run away by saying that you are entitled to your own opinion. Everyday people struggle with self-esteem issues or, even worse, commit suicide because of trolls,” Fatehi said in a recent interview with the Indian outlet Business Standard.
“If you have a point of view regarding my style of work, you are not entitled to express your opinion. Having said that, unfortunately many comments are sexual and derogatory in nature, demeaning to me as a woman and as a human being. You need to face the consequence of your opinions; you need to own up for your act. Trolls and cyberbullies have been feeling too safe in the cyber world for too long,” Fatehi remarked.
Fatehi also noted that, “Unfortunately, a lot of people take out their personal frustrations on social media.”
Moreover, the belly dancer thinks that the internet is “a safe environment and a place” where bullies reveal their true colors and easily express their hate towards other people.
“They use the Internet to hide behind a screen because it gives them a safe environment and space where their true psychopathic tendencies are revealed,” added the actress.
A few days ago, Fatehi refused to perform in Pakistan when invited on a TV show. According to the Indian press, Nora’s dance videos have a huge fan base in Pakistan, where she had been receiving requests for performances and shows. Nora was concerned about her personal security regarding cyberbullies.