After the killing of George Floyd by cops in Minneapolis, a lot of Bollywood celebs are sharing about Black Lives Matter. Kangana Ranaut has slammed all these celebs who are tweeting and sharing Instagram posts on the movement. Celebs like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karan Johar, Disha Patani and others recently shared posts against racism.
Kangana Ranaut has given examples of how people from Bollywood were quiet about local injustices. The Panga actress told Pinkvilla, “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. It is a shame they [Bollywood celebrities] continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on the bandwagon, which can give them two minutes of fame, but ‘white people’ must drive the bandwagon. Perhaps, it is because of their pre-independence colonial slavery genes,” added Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana Ranaut further said, “Even for environmental issues, you see them fight for a white teenage kid but so many incredible elderly women and even children. They are doing exceptionally well in India on environmental matters without any help or support. Some of them were honoured with the Padma Shri award. I was amazed to see their stories, but they never get the same acknowledgement from the industry. Perhaps, sadhus or tribal people aren’t fancy enough for the Bollywood crowd or their followers.”
Recently, netizens called Priyanka Chopra and Disha Patani ‘hypocrites’ for sharing posts on Black Lives Matter. People slammed the actresses as they had endorsed fairness creams in the past.
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