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Malaysian pop star Masya Masyitah faces criticism for ‘Barbie’ look without tudung

Malaysian pop icon Masya Masyitah, 23, faces online turbulence over her bold Barbie-themed photoshoot on Instagram.

Donning a pink ensemble and daring styling, the shoot contrasts with her customary hijab, prompting both praise and criticism among netizens.



MALAYSIA: Malaysian pop sensation Masya Masyitah, 23, has recently found herself at the center of a social media storm due to her daring Barbie-inspired photoshoot shared on Instagram.

The vibrant shoot, featuring Masya in a pink ensemble and thigh-high platform boots, posed beside a pink Audi car, marks a departure from her usual hijab-clad appearance, revealing her dyed-pink hair.

The photo shoot has sparked a flurry of criticism from local netizens, particularly concerning Masya’s decision to forgo traditional values.


Ms Masyitah’s response to criticism

However, Masya Masyitah seemed aware of the potential backlash her post might provoke, evident from her choice of caption for the photos: “Your mind has to be stronger than your feelings,” she said.

Netizens expresses their disappointment in the pop star, stating that she had strayed from the “right path”.

What does ‘Barbie’ represent?

In the wake of the recent release of the ‘Barbie’ movie, fans have flocked to theaters donning pink ensembles and sharing Barbie-themed looks on social media.

For decades, Barbie stood as an iconic yet polarizing symbol of femininity, serving as a source of inspiration for generations of girls to dream big and challenge societal norms.

It has been an enduring symbol of fashion, beauty, and empowerment.

Masya, like many young girls, sees Barbie as an empowering figure, symbolizing femininity and self-expression. Dressing in head-to-toe pink can be seen as a lighthearted and empowering way to celebrate one’s identity.


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Netizens say ” You look prettier wearing a hijab”

While some admirers laud Masya’s striking appearance and her fashion choices, a notable portion of netizens have expressed disappointment, leading to some unfollows on her social media accounts.

Comments range from urging her return to wearing a hijab to highlighting the importance of kind and constructive criticism.

one user commented “unfollow… (I’m) scared. May you return wearing a tudung..Aaminn.”

“honestly saying, you look prettier wearing a hijab”

The majority of the comments also consist of advice, with people expressing their hope that she will come to recognize her error.

Some positive feedbacks

Another user emphasizes the importance of conveying advice and criticism with kindness, asserting, “…when offering criticism, it should be delivered in a compassionate and uplifting manner.”

“…everyone has their own positive and negative traits, those with advantages should be polite when giving someone else an advice as it may impact the other person negatively.”

Additionally, several individuals provided neutral support and comments.

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As usual lah, everything also involve religion and race.Don’t like don’t look lah.