After Amit Sadh, actress Shruti Haasan and writer Shobhaa De are among the latest people to call other celebrities out for holidaying and posting vacation pictures during the pandemic.
As per a report in The Indian Express, Shruti Haasan talked about how flashing one’s privilege in people’s faces during such a distressing time is not responsible behavior. She stated, “Glad they had a great holiday, they deserved it. I did not personally feel it was a time to go maskless in a pool. It has been a tough time for everyone and for some people much more. I think gratitude and being thankful for privileges is what is most important to know versus throwing your privileges in people’s faces.”
“I was really thankful to go back to work. There were some teams which were extremely responsible and careful. And then there was “one” basically that wasn’t. And I never forgot that we are still in a pandemic. Now it is easy to say ‘oh we’re still in a pandemic’. But, I knew this three months ago. People thought that I was crazy, a psycho aunty yelling all the time. I was always on the edge about it and I don’t think many people appreciated it,” she concluded.
Next, Shabhaa De also re-shared a post by Rohini Iyer, captioning it, “It is the height of vulgarity to flaunt those ridiculous pictures. Enjoy Maldives by all means. You are blessed if you can get such a break in these bleak times. But do everyone a favour… keep it private.”
Rohini Iyer’s post read, “For all of you vacationing in Maldives and Goa and exotic locales, remember, it’s a holiday for you. It’s a bloody pandemic all over. So don’t be an insensitive idiot and post pictures of your privileged life. You’re not only coming across as brainless but also completely blind and deaf. This is not the time to boost your Instagram numbers. This is the time to step up and help or if you can’t do anything, then shut up and stay home! Or stay quiet in your holiday home.. Masked up. No Photos. This is not fashion week or Kingfisher Calendar time!”
As travel restrictions were relaxed prior to the second wave, many Bollywood celebrities traveled to various places, especially Maldives, Do you agree with the view that it is insensitive or irresponsible on the part of such celebrities posting their photos? Tell us.