People’s reaction on the recent statement from Hocane Sisters about food intake.
- Mental illness or depression is misunderstood by so many of us. Most people just assume what causes depression in people and most of the time they are wrong about it and this time, it’s none other than Hocane sisters.
- Urwa and Mawra think that main reason for depression and mental illnesses is food. One wonders if they confused obesity with depression.
- Such statements show how little celebrities are informed about mental illnesses. We hope for improvement in the future by Hocane sisters.
Another day, another ill-informed statement passed. When will our celebrities stop making such statements about mental health?
Here is how it started:
It started with a morning show. Recently, the Hocane sisters, Urwa and Mawra appeared on Nida Yasir’s morning show to promote their clothing brand; UXM.
The gossip was going well until host Nida Yasir, started talking about mental health and depression. The sisters shared how one’s mental health is affected by what food they are putting inside their system.
It is clear from a clip that is now making rounds on social media that hocane sisters think depression is solely caused by diet.
Urwa went on to make an ignorant statement:
“There are so many problems these days. We hear someone say that they have got depression or mental disease and it’s all because of food. There is no other reason.”
“It is what you put in your body,” added Mawra.
‘Depression’ explained😂😂 pic.twitter.com/AVvEIvttxh
— Affan (@Affansaifullah1) August 6, 2019
They blamed a person’s diet for any kind of mental instability and dismissed the idea that other external or internal factors may possibly play a part.
Urwa and Mawra’s comments belittling mental health were problematic af but they are simply reflective of our general attitude.
As a general rule of thumb, it is never wise to talk about something authoritatively that you have not experienced yourself.
— Shehzad Ghias Shaikh (@Shehzad89) August 6, 2019
Finally, the cure for depression has been found, Kudos to Urwa and Mawra!
Mawra and Urwa Hocane think depression and mental health conditions are ONLY and SOLELY caused by food. Nothing else. I’m sorry but biryani and pasta make me really un-depressed. PS- Why is mental health still such a joke to people? Irresponsible AF.
— Zed Grrdaisy (@ZedGrrdaisy) August 6, 2019
Meanwhile psychologists and people studying psychology as their major:
Psychologists and people studying psychology as their major after seeing urwa and mawra’s talk about depression.#MawraHocane #UrwaHocane @MawraHocane @VJURWA #depression #mentalhealth pic.twitter.com/rbSAVE7J6c
— i was the moon (@_mariumkhan) August 6, 2019
ye rahi maachis
iss se jala dou meri saari kitaabein
itS aLl beCaUsE oF wHaT yOU pUt iN yoUr bOdY https://t.co/BBssa9J0rr
— villanelle #1 fan account (@blurmynamepls) August 6, 2019
Man i am done 😂😂😂 hats off. They won, we lost. Can’t thank them enough. Depression patients go through years of constant Treatment but nah the real solution was with Urwa all along 😂 https://t.co/CWN0aa06nC
— Brown Girl ✨ (@the_desi_dream) August 6, 2019
Seems they confused obesity with depression!
Watched the full Urwa/Mawra interview. It’s still stupid.
You cannot go and say this stuff. Even if you’re well-meaning and wanted to warn people about junk food and promote healthy eating.
Junk food is not what causes depression ffs.
— Mahwash Ajaz (@mahwashajaz_) August 7, 2019
Depression is a complex issue:
Such ignorant statements are disrespectful and show how little they are informed about mental illnesses. These celebrities think their inaccurate opinions can be presented to thousands of people without any repercussions delegitimizes those who suffer daily.
These are serious illnesses that need to be taken seriously, we hope for improvement in the future by Urwa and Mawra.
Depression is a complex disease that occurs due to a chemical imbalance in the brain. Chemical imbalance is caused by a number of variables working together. Some variables causing depression are faulty mood regulation by the brain, genetic vulnerability, stressful life events, medications, and medical problems, etc.
‘Don’t Explain. People only hear what they want to hear’ – Mawra Hocane on her Instagram Account!
After this, Mawra Hocane has taken to her Instagram account to defend the statement through a Google screenshot which reads: “If you eat lots of processed meat, refined cereals, fried food, pastries, fried food, and high fats products, you are more likely to be anxious and depressed.“
She completely missed the point and even the screenshot doesn’t state that food is the only reason for depression. We hope our celebrities learn to admit their mistakes and recognize their own influence and privilege and make amends!
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