Bollywood Celebs TROLLED For Their #BlackLivesMatter Post

Bollywood celebs came out to condemn the killing of George Floyd in the US. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Tiger Shroff amongst others posted about the incident with Hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. However, people aren’t too pleased with the hypocrisy and selective activism of these celebs. A user posted an angry tweet that reads, “Bollywood actors, please go ahead and express your outrage in support of George Floyd, but don't think you're fooling anybody by being woke cuz you didn't do shit when your own country was burning.” Another user wrote, “Bollywood tweeting in support of George Floyd is the height of hypocrisy. Nobody utters a word, let alone show of solidarity. Even as their fellow citizens are wronged/killed everyday here. They empathize with victims in some far-off land but don't see the pain closer home.” These harsh tweets come after observing how these celebs tried to be politically neutral when violence took place in their own country but are raising their voice for things happening in far off land. Also, people are taking a dig at these stars who are now saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ but promote fairness creams that showcase that being black isn’t okay and one should put fairness creams to be beautiful and confident. What are your thoughts on the same?

3rd June 2020 | 06:36 PM (IST)