Beauty cream adverts have exploited India’s double standards for a long time. Initially it was solely targeted towards women. And then it started roping in men as well. It’s only recently that we’ve started to understand how bigoted those ads are. That’s why those companies are now selling their products by marketing them as anti-ageing or dust protection creams. However, sometimes hypocrisy rears its ugly head and faces the wrath of the general public. Only this time, Mira Kapoor was a part of it.
Shahid Kapoor has always been India’s heart-throb and after marrying Mira Rajput Kapoor, they’ve become the ‘it’ couple of our country. People absolutely adore their jodi and shower Mira with the same love they’ve for Shahid.
People continuously obsess over how cute they look together and there’s proof that they’re not lying. They got as excited as blood relatives would when the Kapoors celebrated the arrival of their second baby. However, all that display of love doesn’t mean the fans would refrain from reprimanding either of them if they do something wrong.
Recently, Mira made her acting debut via an ad for Olay’s anti-ageing cream. However, people noticed a hint of hypocrisy in that advert.
In the advert, Mira says that after becoming a mother to Misha, she had begun to lose her glowing skin. However, after using the cream, she has regained it and is feeling reborn. But the problem is that she’s just 23, which people rightfully thought is a bit early to use an anti-ageing cream.
Netizens slammed her for promoting a fairness cream and pointed how hypocritical it was for a 23-year-old to promote an anti-ageing product.
1. Everyone knows the answer to that.
3. Yes, it isn’t necessarily her fault.
4. They went down the gutter.
5. From one 23-year-old to another.
6. After this, she definitely will.
7. That’s a challenge worth taking up.
Adverts are not documentaries and this has been a known fact that celebrities don’t necessarily use the products they’re selling. That’s why, just like the films, the brands should be able to instigate a willing suspension of disbelief. And since it’s public knowledge that Mira’s 23, the potential buyers weren’t able to do so. So, better luck next time.