There were some netizens outraged over photo of Malay actress, Scha Elinnea with bikini that she posted on social media. But, she said, “I just want to be myself! Why do i need to let others decide how i dress up?”
21-year-old Scha Elinnea rose to fame since filming drama series “Mr Grey”, follow by lead role in ” Voice note” and ” Tuan Danial”. She always share her photo in sexy clothing in her Instagram (IG) with fans, however some netizens commented that the sexy clothing is the root cause for rape cases.
She don’t agreed with it and told mstar,”Honestly, I don’t believe that dressing sexily will lead to rape.
“This kind of thing should be on the aggressor because there are rape cases involving women who cover themselves up completely too.
“I’m not blaming any specific party. For me, (rape) happens when you can’t control your mind and desires.
“If a person doesn’t get their heart and desires under control, that’s how rape cases happen,” she said.
According to Harian Metro, she was forced to turn off the comments section on her Instagram in July after getting bashed by keyboard warriors for dressing “too sexily.”
She also added that her family are very open minded, even her mother also follow her in IG. Her family thought as long as she didn’t do anything illegal, did not commit in adultery or anything that make the family shameful then it’s completely fine.
She added that married men have been harassing her almost weekly by sending obscene photos and texts to her on social media, reported by Sin Chew.
A few of them have also made rape comments towards Scha which has led to her being cautious when going out in public.
“You can say that every week, I get sent an explicit photo on Instagram from a married person and there are others who are single too.
“Many married men have asked me out. I haven’t gotten a message that’s too overboard yet though I have gotten comments that said if I was raped, it would all be in vain.
“I’m more careful when I go out after seeing comments like that. I will go out with friends or family members so I feel safer,” she said.
Pictures via IG/ Scha Elinnea