One of Pakistan’s biggest TikTok stars has made the shocking decision to leave the app. Jannat Mirza, who is the biggest TikTok star in the country, and has more than 8 million followers on TikTok, recently revealed that she is quitting the app after a rough period of being shadowbanned by the app.
Known for her Bollywood lip-syncs and slow-mo, transform videos, the star has acquired quite a following in recent months. But lately, she fears that her hard work is getting squandered due to her being shadowbanned.
Shadowbanning is the act of blocking a user’s content on social media sites, in such a way that the user doesn’t know it’s happening. This means that unless you go to the user’s profile and look for content, you will find it, otherwise a random user won’t see it on their timeline, especially if they’re not following you.
Mirza realized that her low views and her most recent videos being put under review rather than simply being uploaded most likely means that TikTok itself isn’t allowing her to do good numbers, she posted a screenshot on her Instagram stories declaring that she would leave the app soon. It is yet to be seen if she actually does end up leaving the app that launched her into the cultural zeitgeist or if she can work with TikTok to figure out how to fix the problems with the app.
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Mirza broke out on the social app thanks to her stunning good looks, and even attracted attention from within the Pakistani industry who sought her out for modeling and music videos.
Among them was Sarmad Qamar, who had the actress star in a music video for his song. Her fame also brought her an opportunity to work in Bollywood alongside Kartik Aryan, which she turned down due to the ill treatment of Muslims in India. Instead, she’s set to star in the next Syed Noor film with Saima.
However, there has been a downside to her success, with fans editing her pics and making lewd content with her face. She has previously been subjected to being hacked as well and has publicly admitted to feeling sad over the lengths people would go to tarnish her image.
Nonetheless, with 8 million followers on TikTok and more than a million followers on Instagram, it is clear that regardless of TikTok, Mirza is here to stay. With her stepping into the acting world, you may just see her transition to other mediums soon.