Quickie divorce list irks celebrities

MALAYSIA - Rita Rudaini, Erra Fazira and Sari­mah Ibrahim have found themselves part of a nasty list being circulated online.

Harian Metro reported that an anonymous netizen had listed the local celebrities among 10 Janda Berhias, which literally means "women who got divorced while still in their wedding attire".

It is a term used to describe women whose marriages ended almost as soon as they started.

The three artistes condemned the creator of the list, which had also included fake phone numbers next to their names.

"Enough of looking down on single mothers and divorcees like me.

"The more you do such things, the more people will perceive divorcees as cheap, disgusting and 'low-class'," says Rita, whose marriage to national footballer Mohamad Aidil Zafuan ended last year after nine months, was quoted as saying.

Other celebrities on the list were Nora Danish, Maya Karin, Jasmin Hamid, Nabila Huda, Noniswara, Fauziah Latiff and Fiza.