Netizens could not digest that Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sonam K Ahuja, Deepika Padukone and Disha Patani have lent support to #BlackLivesMatter to condemn police brutality in the US after endorsing fairness and skin lightening brands. The actors were trolled for saying that one cannot differentiate on the basis of a person's skin colour.
"It doesn't sit right that back home one promotes fairness creams while speaking about how all colours are beautiful. It's opportunistic," wrote a Twitter user. Another user called them 'hypocrites' and wrote, "Making money selling fairness cream on one hand and protesting racism on the other hand."
Here's what Priyanka Chopra shared on Instagram. Sharing an image, she wrote, "There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate. End this race war here in the US, and around the world..."View this post on Instagram
There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate. End this race war here in the US, and around the world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at the hands of another because of their skin color. â£â£â£ â£â£â£ On May 25th, George Floyd was pinned down by the neck by a Minneapolis police officer and died. He laid there, fighting for his life, struggling to breathe, and other officers just stood there and watched. The officer has now been charged with murder.â£ â£â£â£ George, I am praying for your family. â¤ï¸ â£â£â£ â£â£â£ Text “FLOYD” to 55156 and sign the petition. â£â£â£ #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) onMay 29, 2020 at 10:08am PDT
Disha Patani shared an image that said 'all colours are beautiful'. Her social media followers, however, were having none of it.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) onMay 30, 2020 at 6:23am PDT
On a similar post shared by Athiya Shetty, social media users said, "It's amazing to see American people and celebs standing up for their people and taking on the govt... Hope Indian celebs can learn something from their courage and speak up against the injustice..." Another user wrote, "Let's see Bollywood celebrities also speak out against atrocities taking place in India in the future, regarding race, colour, caste..."
Kangana Ranaut, too, slammed Bollywood celebrities who spoke up about the George Floyd incident but never raised a voice against similar issues in India. Speaking to a website, she said, "The Sadhu lynching happened a couple of weeks ago; still no one said a word. It happened in Maharashtra where most of these celebrities reside… Bollywood anyway is a derived name from Hollywood."
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