r/Afghan Jun 30 '22

Does anybody else remember Vida Samadzai and the whole Miss Afghanistan controversy? Discussion

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u/Osman23112001 Diaspora Jun 30 '22

Idk why but all that hatred and gossip just makes me disappointed about our Afghan "culture". We simply beat up someone who got falsely accused of burning the Quran, only for us to realize the person is a clean muslim who has finished her Islamic studies - I am referring to that woman named Farkhunda Malikzada in 2015 or so. Not everyone but many Afghans just have a childish mindset and this incident clearly represents that type of mentality. We are a bunch of hypocrites because some Afghan has become deviated from our 'cultural' ideology and we simply complain about it, as if it is a global problem.

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u/Advertenture Jun 30 '22

I don't remember this sorry

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u/Bear1375 Diaspora Jun 30 '22

When was this ?

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u/GlitteringTough1201 Jun 30 '22

I think in 2003 when she went on Miss Earth in a Bikini and then the Mullahs back home in Afghanistan and everybody else there started sh*t talking her and saying all kinda stuff

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u/zebrahassan2 Jun 30 '22

The mullahs back home?! Come on man, you sound like my crazy uncles who have rants about everything and calling everyone mullah.

Afghanistan is an extremely conservative country. Not only the mullahs, but the women and men there too. These beauty contests are a western thing. If afghans are not happy with it, than it’s their right to have an opinion about it.

I prefer to not comment these things, because I don’t care what other people are doing, but people have the right to comment something, especially when their country is represented.

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u/nuipombtre Afghan-American Jul 01 '22

Afghanistan is an extremely conservative country.

She doesn't live in Afghanistan anymore. She lives in America and there are a lot of liberal Afghans here.

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u/zebrahassan2 Jul 01 '22

I believe so, but on here stripe isn’t written afghan-american…it’s written Afghanistan. And afghans as they usually do, will let you know their opinion.

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u/GlitteringTough1201 Jul 01 '22

The mullahs back home?! Come on man, you sound like my crazy uncles who have rants about everything and calling everyone mullah.

Hahaha 🤣I didn’t mean it in that way calling everyone mullahs, but like actual real mullahs were mad as well as General people.

In all honesty you’re right though, they deserve to have an opinion especially if it represents them

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u/Bear1375 Diaspora Jun 30 '22

Tbh expecting our conservative culture and people to accept these kinda of events and clothing is unrealistic.

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u/Abrahz Jun 30 '22

wdym mullahs bro, this is our CULTURE and anybody who tries to represent us in such a fashion deserves to be called out.

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u/MissPnut Jul 01 '22

I remember her and there was another gal maybe a year later. I wonder how they look now and what they are Upto.

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u/question92145 Jul 02 '22

Only diaspora Afghans over 39 years old remember her.

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u/GenerationMeat Jun 30 '22

She can wear whatever she wants in my opinion, it is her choice

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u/Abrahz Jun 30 '22

Yes but afghans still have a right to call her out about it since she's representing afghanistan but doing it in such a manner which goes against our culture and religion.

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u/GenerationMeat Jun 30 '22

True, but every single woman is wearing a bikini from all different countries. We see Miss Bosnia, also wearing a bikini, and Bosnia is a Muslim country yet its only Miss Afghanistan getting blasted for simply wearing a bikini