Shut Up, Trolls! What's Wrong If Mira & Shahid Are Having Another Baby?

Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor getting hate tweets on their social media accounts after having announced their second child (they have a daughter Misha who was born in Aug 2016) in two-and-half years depicts the low depths to which we have sunk. It gives me despair to see that social media users think they have the right to decide that whether one should have a baby or not. Tomorrow, don't be surprised if a childless husband and wife are trolled with all sorts of questions and allegations on why they haven't raised a family yet. 


Shahid Kapoor With Mira Rajput And Misha Kapoor


Look at some of the trolls. They are, to say the least, disgusting. But let me first make my point clear before listing that trash down.


Saif Ali Khan With Kareena Kapoor And Taimur


To be honest, this should not surprise any of us. Shahid and Mira being trolled is yet another incident in a long series of celebrities who have faced social media abuse for their personal choices. Karan Johar has, on several occasions, spoken of the vicious abuse that he has to face on a near-daily basis, by those who question him on his sexuality. In what was probably the worst one could sink to, an entire army of trolls abused a newborn child, when Saif Ali Khan named his baby Taimur. Female celebrities usually have it a lot worse, as abuse gets served along with misogyny and sexism. Priyanka Chopra was trolled for wearing a knee-length skirt when she met Prime Minister Modi, and more recently, Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Swara Bhasker )how many times has Swara been targetted?) got trolled for voicing their opinion on the Kathua rape.



Priyanka Chopra And PM Narendra Modi


It isn’t restricted to Bollywood, of course. Sania Mirza and many other public figures who have faced vicious abuse on several occasions.Social media could very well be a necessary evil for a celebrity, as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have become a vital part of their public persona (and of course, one of the forces that drives the marketing of a new release). But online trolling is just an uglier manifestation of the double standards and judgemental nature of society itself. As a society, we constantly judge each other, for what they wear, what they do, when they marry, whether they marry, when they choose to have kids... the list is endless. Celebrities are in the public eye, and speculation and gossip is a byproduct of their popularity. But personal choices, especially when it involves a child, is where one must draw the line.


Swara Bhasker Sonam Kapoor And Kareena Kapoor


And yeah, here is that trash:





In their past interviews, Mira and Shahid had expressed that they want to have another baby soon. Shahid Kapoor had even told GQ Magazine: “Mira, who is just 22, would prefer to have a second kid soon as well. She wants to flip the norm, get the kids to a certain age and then be free to do what she likes.” Accepting that their first baby wasn’t planned, Shahid had added: “It wasn’t planned actually, but I think we were ready for it. I was impatient to get married and have a family. My job is a lonely one. I was lonely for three or four years." 


Shahid Kapoor With Misha Kapoor


Kudos to you two, Mira & Shahid. Whether your forthcoming kid is by choice or chance, we are sure you both are overjoyed and care a damn about the idle men and women in our country who are trolling people and inducing dissent, hatred and nausea. Congratulations to you both, once again!


















Shahid Kapoor With Mira Rajput And Misha Kapoor
Saif Ali Khan With Kareena Kapoor And Taimur
Priyanka Chopra And PM Narendra Modi
Swara Bhasker Sonam Kapoor And Kareena Kapoor
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Shahid Kapoor With Misha Kapoor