Elfira Loy’s “Fishy” Situation Proves That We’re Still Close-Minded
Recently, actress Elfira Loy received some massive criticism on social media after she posted a video on Instastory, confessing that she’s absolutely clueless on how to gut and clean a fish.
The post showcased her husband, Muhammad Faris Khairol Anuar, who was in the kitchen cutting open a fish. Her caption, “I don’t know how to ‘siang ikan’ (clean fish), thank God he knows”.
Right after that, comments spilled all over the internet in regards to Elfira’s lack of culinary skills.
Some had strong comments about her not knowing how to clean a fish, saying it’s a basic requirement to know how to gut a fish and even shaded her for having five wedding receptions.
aku baca pun rasa malu 🙁 at least nak kahwin tu, benda basic ni kena kuasai dah alahai😅
— 🌈 (@flwrhateyou) May 19, 2019
elfira loy tak erti siang ikan, yes i know that, u can always show an effort utk belajar. true, he is marrying his soulmate and not maid, but im pretty sure everyone must know the basic of cooking.
— cal. (@xocycle) May 21, 2019
Thankfully, there are also those who criticised the old-fashioned idea of expecting a wife to know how to cook in this modern age. Twitter user, FarahJayy shared, “Even I didn’t know how to cook when I got married. It was my husband who taught me how to cook.”
X kisah la hantaran 20K 30K tp tak pandai siang ikan/ayam etc. Hantaran tu ikut kemampuan & takde kaitan. @elfira_loy Sy pun masa kawin tak pandai masak. Husb yg ajr sampai pandai masak dr dia. Lagi2 masa pregnant, morning sickness tu sampai tk blh bwk bincang! pic.twitter.com/IufBKkzi5I
— 𝒎𝒓𝒔 𝑭𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒉 (@FarahJayy) May 21, 2019
Some said it wasn’t a big deal, as we can always get help from the fishmonger to clean the fishes. Twitter user, NabellaAnuar expressed her views tweeting, “Just get the fishmonger to help gut the fish. Easy.” Well, she has a point!
Setuju!!! I pernah menyembang with one makcik (around 50’s) at kedai ayam and dia pun ckp yg dia selalu je suruh org kedai tu siang siap siap sbb dia tak reti. So there’s no need for us to downgrade other girls sbb tak reti siang menyiang😌
— عين ارميا (@AinArmia) May 21, 2019
There were also criticisms of people who made a huge deal over such petty news.
Other countries’ actors/singers: touring/big films/collaborations/huge festivals
Malaysia: kenapa Elfira Loy tak reti masak?!!!
Malaysia doesn’t deserve an entertainment scene tbh
— Erna Mahyuni (@ernamh) May 21, 2019
Please la media Malaysia. Banyak benda lagi boleh dibuat bahan berita. Tapi bukan pasal Elfira Loy la. Dah muak dengar 🙄
— Tiqa (@_atiqah_) May 21, 2019
Okay but here’s the truth, instead of attacking her for her lack of kitchen skills, perhaps we should take a moment to acknowledge her husband’s openness in helping her out in the kitchen.
— Kopi Susu (@suenoordin) May 21, 2019
After all, we are living a modern age where everything is easily available to one’s comfort. Had she wanted the fish to be cleaned when she bought it, she could have had it done. Perhaps she chose it otherwise to show her amazing husband’s knife skills. Just don’t be too quick to judge!
Elfira’s “fishy” situation just proved that perhaps, we are still close-minded when it comes to gender roles. She may not be good in the kitchen but she sure knows how to slay her bank. How many of us can actually say that, anyway? Not many.
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