Priyanka Chopra bashed for hypocrisy on killing of Black American George Floyd

However, social media users mercilessly blasted the actress for practicing hypocrisy. They slammed the actress for voicing her concerns for the rights of black Americans yet brazenly overlooking the exploitation of Muslims in her country, India.

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Bollywood celebrity Priyanka Chopra received criticism for protesting the death of George Floyd. Floyd is a black American who was tortured to death by policemen on May 25th.

The death of George Floyd-a 46-year-old man by white police officers sparked humongous nationwide protests in the USA. Demonstrations, fire, and protests have engulfed various cities of the USA. The outraged protestor vandalized the public property and burnt several shops. Protestor demands justice for George Floyd. Also they demand punishment for the white police officers involved in the incident. The incident stems from white supremacy, racism, and bigotry against Black Americans. Hence, the upset protestors assert that justice is their due right.

A disturbing video of a white police officer pressing his knee on the neck of George Floyd that caused his death circulated on social media. Also the video shows, many police officers stood by the scene and watched George Floyd struggling to breathe.

So, Priyanka Chopra too joined a long list of celebrities who condemned the brutal killing of George Floyd. Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, and Billie Eilish condemned the incident on social media. They even urged their followers to speak against the death of George Floyd.

Priyanka Chopra remembers George Floyd

The actress took to her Instagram account to express her outrage on the incident. She put up a picture on her Instagram account that read, Please I can’t breathe”. Also in the long caption, she expressed her sorrow on the hate that claimed the life of George Floyd.

“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,” she wrote in the captions.

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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. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ 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.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ George, I am praying for your family. ❤️ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Text “FLOYD” to 55156 and sign the petition. ⁣⁣⁣ #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

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She added, “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.”

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In her post, Priyanka Chopra vouches for humanity, grace, and tolerance. She implied that no one deserves to be killed due to different races or colors. In her post, she calls to end racial discrimination in the US. The actress stands by a popular Twitter trend #BlackLivesMatter- a slogan that calls for humane and just treatment of black minorities.

Social media backlash

However, social media users mercilessly blasted the actress for practicing hypocrisy. They slammed the actress for voicing her concerns for the rights of black Americans yet brazenly overlooking the exploitation of Muslims in her country, India.

 

Social media users pointed out that she never spoke for religious minorities in India. But the actresses did not even express concerns for the hundreds and thousands of migrant workers who were left stranded in various cities of India during the coronavirus lockdown.

The observers stated that the actress did even condemn the Delhi riots earlier this year. The extremists attacked a score of Muslim neighborhoods in Delhi-violent riots claimed 56 lives.

Social media users said Priyanka Chopra is a hypocrite. As she protests against racism in India and anti-Dalit (lower caste Hindu) crimes in India. But she sells fairness creams in India but plays a minority card and brown card in the USA.

 

They say her support to the Afro-American struggle is a pretense. Because speaking on this subject will open her way into the ranks of American liberals. Hence, her social media post reflects her opportunistic attitude.

Esra Bilgic called out Priyanka Chopra

Her comments came after Priyanka Chopra snubbed a Pakistani girl. Moreover, she berated her for war-mongering and hailing India’s uncalled aggression towards Pakistan.

Esra Bilgic reminded Priyanka Chopra about her role as a peace ambassador. Hence, her comments supporting war between India and Pakistan could endanger the lives of many children. Esra admonished Priyanka Chopra for disrespecting the Pakistani girl who asked a simple question.

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“Being patriotic doesn’t mean you should encourage war. You shouldn’t belong in a conversation about war as a UN goodwill ambassador. Moreover, she demeaned a girl who asked a question about a statement that she shared on Twitter, wrote Esra.

At BeautyCon, Pakistani-American girl Ayesha Malik had called out Priyanka Chopra for war-mongering. Priyanka Chopra had tweeted Jai Hind after India struck Balakot Pakistan. Also, Bollywood actress applauded the Indian Air Force violating Pakistani airspace and dropping bombs when the two nations were already on the brink of war.

 

UNICEF appointed Priyanka Chopra Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2016. Priyanka Chopra is working with UNICEF for almost a decade and a half. She has worked with UNICEF since 2006. Hence, people expect Priyanka to drop her selective approach when commenting on such incidents. They expect her to stand with humanity irrespective of her associations.

 

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