Ideal in so many ways, social media offers something no other media before it has— interactivity. However, this interactivity can go either way, from showers of praise to a burst of insults. And somehow, users feel that it becomes okay if they troll a celebrity.
Over the past few weeks, it hasn’t been easy to be Deepika Padukone. And I think everyone will agree with me on that. But on top of all the fiasco, she’s also had to deal with cyber trolls. God knows why!
Earlier this month, Deepika Padukone wore a gorgeous black and gold saree by the uber creative, Sabyasachi Mukherjee. And let me tell you one thing, boy did she look stunning!
She dressed up for the GQ awards and nailed her look. But it’s as if netizens need any reason to slut shame and call actors names.
I was appalled at some of the comments, it was as if people reached a new low in their lives. From advising her to stop resorting to nudity to character shaming her, some of the comments were downright disgusting.
1. Beauty means whatever anyone wants it to mean.
2. Let’s go back to kindergarten?
3. Yes, that’s the mentality we have to deal with.
I think, more than the comments themselves, it’s about the mentality behind those comments. Reeking of misogyny and sexism, I don’t know what these people want to prove by writing such hurtful things to fellow humans.
After this incident, Deepika Padukone then wore this green ensemble. With a teal and gold silk saree draped, she chose to pair it with a parrot green full sleeves blouse. And I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, Deepika looked nothing short of drop dead gorgeous!
Since this time people had no way to comment on her “boobs” and “cleavage” and how she’s everything the “Indian culture” is against they took to shaming her in some other way. It was her outfit combination that they didn’t approve of.
1. Okay then fashion police!
2. My god.
3. That is offensive on so many levels.
I don’t know why we don’t think twice before posting a mean comment on a celerity’s photo. Is it because we think they won’t know us or won’t read what we write? If they do or don’t is a separate thing, just leaving nasty comments over the internet says more about the user than anyone else.
And Deepika, haters gonna hate! ❤