A number of Bollywood celebrities have condemned the death of George Floyd, a black man allegedly suffocated to death by a police officer in Minneapolis. Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Disha Patani and others have spoken about racism and urged people to condemn the action and demand justice. However, Twitter doesn’t seem to be too pleased with their stance. The actors are being called out for supporting “Black Lives Matter” on one hand and endorsing fairness creams on the other.
A Twitter user compared all that the celebs had to say about white privilege to the brands they have endorsed. Check out the thread below:
List of Indian actors who are speaking on BLM and their fairness cream ads, a thread : pic.twitter.com/yUeRNLch6U— anti pigeon (@aluminiummaiden) May 31, 2020
Another user referred to Bollywood celebs as hypocrites.
People who are using and recommending fairness creams but also opposing racism are next level hypocrites.— Saving Seconds.. (@TheOceanVibes) May 31, 2020
Take a look at what people have to say:
Priyanka Chopra: Black Lives Matter— Freida Maggi Khalo️ (@yadudewhatever) May 30, 2020
Also Priyanka: Use Garnier Light Fairness Cream. 1..2...3 Spotfree!!
But only in America kyonki India mein toh fairness cream karne ke add karne hain :) https://t.co/wrHSv7Rg48— Ritambhara A. (@RitambharaA) May 31, 2020
YOU LITERALLY WORK FOR FAIRNESS CREAM COMMERCIALS THAT SAY "zyada gorapan..." https://t.co/4HnkigwR23— Shivangi (@ChoubeyShivangi) May 31, 2020
Irony is celebs advertising for fairness creams are being vocal about #BlackLivesMatter !— Satyam Shivam (@AazaadSatyam) June 1, 2020
First bring the change within you then only you can change the world.
Nothing New here to see.— Anjali_Sharma☮️ (@TribeccaAngie) May 31, 2020
Just Another Privledged Indian makin money selling fairness cream on one hand & protesting racism on the other hand.
Hypocrisy died a million deaths here.
PS- Remember the silence during Delhi Pogrom & ANTI CAA/NRC protests. https://t.co/QkIydVxr0I
Pee Cee, who featured in fairness cream adverts in India, is today speaking against racism in the United States.— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) May 30, 2020
Cool NRI (Non-reliable Indian)
Indian celebs are being called out. Those who remained silent on lynching of Muslims, attacks on students feel the pain of African Americans thousands of kms away. Plus some are tweeting all colours are equal while shamelessly giving ads for fairness creams— Neha (@ShantiseAshanTi) May 31, 2020
Exhibit A pic.twitter.com/CROIdiaYeR
Here’s what some of the actors had to say on Floyd’s death:
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