Actress Uqasha Senrose gets flak from fans after taking off tudung

Actress Uqasha Senrose (left) drew her fans' displeasure after deciding to do away with the tudung. — Picture from Facebook/Uqasha Senrose
Actress Uqasha Senrose (left) drew her fans' displeasure after deciding to do away with the tudung. — Picture from Facebook/Uqasha Senrose

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 29 — Fans of popular Malay actress Uqasha Senrose have turned on her and accused the 23-year-old of “deriding” Islam after she decided to stop wearing a headscarf.

After donning the headscarf over the last three years, her decision to go without one has been met with fierce criticism, mostly from her male followers, who took to her Facebook page and accused her of being “undignified” and a “hypocrite.”

“You’ve lost your dignity as a Muslim, so you will also lose your fans because your fans are looking to go to heaven and not to hell,” fan Ahmad Faisal Ahmad Ziad posted.

“I really pity you. Why is your heart so black. Until you’re willing to play with religion,” another social media user Akil Mustafa Madu said.

While most of the comments were negative, Uqasha did receive support from some of her female fans who urged others to let the young actress make her own decision.

“Maybe this is for the best for Uqasha so be patient. There is no point to force people as it will be difficult if they’re not sincere. Let it be, it’s her life and her decision, we don’t need to mind other people’s decision,” user Diah Armanda said.

“The decision is in each individual’s hands, don’t question other people’s rights when even we are not so great! In fact, we should help them, not just point out their missteps or mistakes, we are no better,” a Facebook user who went by the moniker “Satu Arah” said.

Most of her Facebook fans express regret over the actress’ decision to remove her headscarf after she reportedly decided not to “pretend” anymore.

The actress who starred in the stage version of Ombak Rindu had told Malay daily Berita Harian that she first donned the tudung after experiencing a broken heart and that her decision to take it off now was solely between her and God.