“I’m Upset With How Rich People Are Behaving,” Amit Sadh On Insensitive Social Media Posts

On April 7, actor Amit Sadh announced that he was taking a break from social media. He reasoned that his gym photos, upcoming projects etc would not help anyone and also slammed celebrities who were posting pictures from vacation spots in the Maldives. Taking that conversation forward, in a recent interview he said,

“I don’t care about myself right now because the life force of the world, especially in India, is at a halt. We’re suffering, so how can I talk about a project? We’re in the middle of a pandemic, and we need to understand that this is not a joke and take it seriously.”

Speaking about his social media hiatus, he said, “It has been troubling me. For me, this is not the best time to put my silly pictures and motivate. Insaan motivate tab hota hai jab woh khush hota hai, jab kaam hota hai.”

Hindustan Times quoted elaborating why he feels that posting ‘privileged content’ is insensitive by saying,

“Somebody has Covid, somebody doesn’t have salary, somebody doesn’t have work, somebody’s parents are sick. How will my quote or my reel or my dancing move or my comedy inspire them? That is the reason why I made the decision that I’m going to go off from posting about my life and how amazing I am and how everything is so perfect.”

“Agar hum 10 din apne post nahi dalenge, aur gym ki photo nahi dikhayenge, ya nahi dikhayenge ke hamari life kitni achi hai (toh kuch nahi hoga). If somebody thinks ke unki photo dalne se log inspire ho rahe hain, then they are being foolish. I don’t want to be foolish.”

Talking about why he chose to do things differently, he added,

“They are not asking the people about their hardships, and just putting pictures, or I did this and that, or bought that, or this is my next movie. I am a part of it too. I am disgusted with myself too, and that’s why I stopped it.”

“But this is not the time to flaunt the privileges. In India, I’m just a little upset with how rich people are behaving as if COVID hua hi nahi hai, and humare liye covid hua hi nahi hai. That is not a good and very insensitive message.”

He signed off by saying that if someone wants to be relevant, they can help people, talk to doctors, ensure people get medicines rather than showing off. He makes a fair point, don’t you think?

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