Priyanka Chopra Speaks Up About Her Pro-War Tweet
Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra has been facing backlash on social media ever since she tweeted in support of Indian Armed Forces when Indo-Pak tension was at its peak earlier this year.
Later, her demeaning attitude towards a Pakistani girl who questioned her war-mongering attitude being a UN peace ambassador further intensified the situation.
Recently, Priyanka Chopra has broken silence over her controversial tweet that landed her in hot waters on social media.
Talking to Daily Beast, Priyanka thinks it was unfortunate what happened but she never was and never will be pro-war.
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Here’s what Priyanka Chopra said:
“I feel like this is not an opportune moment to talk about it. Second of all, it was unfortunate what happened, and third of all, I never have, never was, and never will be pro-war and that is in my statements itself. My work for all of these years is a testament to that, and I don’t feel I need to keep regurgitating it.”
Priyanka Chopra also acknowledges that being an influencer comes with great responsibility and she hopes to be more careful with her words next time.
“I feel that influence is an extremely important power, and it has a lot of responsibility that comes with it. It doesn’t have the responsibility that heads of states might have, because obviously we are not lawmakers or we cannot change those things, but we can influence, and I have always hoped to be able to use my influence in terms of philanthropy, and creativity in the arts, and to be able to, if I have opinions as a citizen, be able to speak about my opinions, and be able to give people perspective that they might not have seen because of my travels.”
Social Media Is Calling Out Bollywood Stars For Not Speaking Up About the Students of Jamia Milia University
Currently, Indian Muslims are staging protests for their rights in different regions of the country against the Citizen Amendment Bill.
We are coming across various videos on social media where Indian police are brutally targeting the students of Jamia Millia University who are protesting against the controversial bill that will further marginalize the Muslim community in India.
People, including Indians, are calling out Bollywood stars for maintaining silence and not speaking up in support of the students.
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