Actor Priyanka Chopra got here underneath fireplace not too long ago after she voiced her help for the Black Lives Matter protests. Folks on social media referred to as her a hypocrite for becoming a member of an anti-racism motion whereas endorsing equity merchandise in India.

Whereas Priyanka has nonetheless not responded to the controversy, her followers have dug up an outdated video interview that reveals her explaining her aspect. In 2015, Priyanka gave an interview to journalist Barkha Dutt about her movies and life. An viewers member requested her why she had promoted equity merchandise previously.

 

Priyanka stated she did the endorsements for a yr however later realised she didn’t have to do it. “I felt actually dangerous about it, that’s why I finished doing it,” she stated. Priyanka additionally talked about how her household and relative would make enjoyable of her dusky pores and skin. “All my cousins are gora-chitta (truthful) I used to be the one who turned out dusky as a result of my dad is dusky. Only for enjoyable, my Punjabi household would name me ‘kaali, kaali, kaali’. At 13, I wished to place equity lotions and wished my complexion modified,” she stated.

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“However then I obtained into movies and I didn’t perceive. And I did do a equity endorsement for a yr after which I felt like ‘I look fairly alright.’ I shouldn’t, I don’t wanna do that after which I didn’t do it,” Priyanka stated. “However I used to be additionally discovering my floor that point as I used to be 21 or 22 years outdated,” she added. When Barkha requested her if she would do it once more for a giant sum of cash, she stated, “I’ve been provided many instances, however I stated no to them.”

Apart from Priyanka, Sonam Kapoor and Disha Patani had been additionally criticised for his or her ‘hypocritical’ messages on Black Lives Matter protests. Kangana Ranaut and Abhay Deol additionally referred to as out the celebrities. “The Indian celebrities they’ve been endorsing every kind of equity merchandise and at the moment shamelessly they stand and say black lives matter, I imply how dare they? Our trade even shies away from casting darker actors for characters which are imagined to be fair-skinned. Why is nobody asking them about these million-dollar offers that they’ve been doing with every kind of equity merchandise and the way come out of the blue all black lives matter as a result of racism is deep-rooted and when you have got commercialised such occasions that’s the lowest humanity can hit,” Kangana stated in a current interview with BBC.

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