Malaysian actress Eyka Farhana came under fire this week after she uploaded a photo of herself wearing a sleeveless dress during Ramadan on her Instagram. It appeared that a lot of netizens didn’t react kindly to her recent posting online.
In this case, many reprimanded her for disrespecting the fasting month. In response to the mounting criticism, the 27-year-old celeb explained that the photo was taken prior to the holy month. She spoke to mStar recently to shed some light on the latest controversy.
“The picture was taken before Ramadan. I had to post it on my socials due to my work commitment. I still know my boundaries,” Eyka (full name Wan Atiqa Farhana Wan Sarmizi) explained to the local portal. In sharing her stance on her so-called “sexy image”, the “Budak Tebing” star said that she refuses to be fake just for the sake of fulfilling the public’s expectations.
She added by saying, “It depends on the person’s point of view. Even if you wear a simple piece of T-shirt, for instance, some people will think that you still look sexy. I’ve been sporting the image since the very beginning. I don’t want others to call me ‘fake’, just because they see that my appearance on social media is different from my true self in real life. I believe my fans are also aware of this, and they’ve been accepting me for who I am.”
For those wondering, the social media post in question had since been removed from Eyka’s Instagram. “I understand, most of them are against the post because they are concerned. Not to mention, they also want me to change (my image) for the good. Hopefully, with everyone’s warm prayers, I will be able to be a better person in the future,” she concluded her chat.
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