Asifa becomes top trending search on porn website

There have been many moments in the past week wherein I’ve lost hope in humanity. The news of an 8-year-old girl being abducted and raped for days on end horrified us all. And the manner in which it was sensationalised and attempted to pass off as a political or religious propaganda took the bar even lower.

And just when I thought we as a race could not stoop any lower, this comes out.

Reddit user revealed today that Asifa, who had to endure such a tragedy was being actively searched for on a porn site. So much so, that her name was trending at number 1 position.

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The post reads:

“SAW THIS ON TWITTER, USED INCOGNITO MODE TO SEE FOR MYSELF IF IT’S TRUE. TRULY ASHAMED OF EVEN READING THAT TRENDING NAME!”

It leads to a screenshot of the trending page of the porn website, that shows Asifa’s name on top.

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Some users were understandably horrified at the revelation:

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One user pointed out the probable reason behind it and it just makes me sick.

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This is just unacceptable! How sadistic are we that we would stoop to such levels? Yes, I say we because we all are to be blamed for this. We have knowingly or unknowingly let this behaviour grow in our community. By not standing up to our friends when they passed derogatory remarks about that girl in class, by sharing video clips of stolen moments among lovers on Whatsapp, by letting such voyeuristic tendencies go unchecked, by actually trying to monetise on an unbelievably disgraceful crime. This one is on all of us. 

Today, this week, this year, we have failed as a society. No, we have failed as the supposedly superior species on Earth. Shame on us!


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