RCB Girl, Deepika Ghose Opens Up About The Trauma Of ‘Unwanted’ Fame & Vulgar Male Attention

The RCB Vs SRH match on May 4 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, wasn’t just about cricket! The screen, several times showed a pretty face of an RCB fangirl cheering for her team.

No wonder, the nation instantly started crushing over the RCB girl, so much so that she rose to fame overnight. Thanks to social media, it wasn’t a big deal to track her down on Instagram.

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#RCB girl forever ❤️🏏

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And the result?

From just a few hundred followers, Deepika Ghose, the IPL sensation scored hundreds of thousand followers on Instagram in hardly anytime. But with fame comes attention and this attention might not always be delightful. Trolls and criticism are a part and parcel of fame. And, the internet did not spare the RCB fangirl from all of it.

She recently posted a picture on Instagram with a caption where she opens up about the darker side of the ‘unwanted fame’. “It all started on the Saturday of the RCBxSRH IPL match.”

She said that she has been attending RCB matches for many years with her family and did not expect it to be any different this time.

“I did not want any recognition or realize the number of times that I was on camera.”

She further said, “I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it” .

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My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. It all started on the Saturday of the RCBxSRH IPL match. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. It has become a family tradition to watch, cheer and support our Bengaluru team. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different. I did not want any recognition or realise the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it. I have much to be proud of – I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-travelled and well loved by my friends and family. I have many talents and have excelled at my work as a stylist and as a dancer/teacher/entrepreneur. I do NOT consider being seen on TV at an IPL match an achievement. Many people ask me how my life has changed. It has NOT! The only thing that has changed is the number of my Instagram followers. I am as much in shock as all of you. While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful. Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU! The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. I am appalled by how I have been judged & condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention. So many people have asked me why they should follow me – and you are right to question this. Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

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Deepika described as a well-educated, artistic, entrepreneur, stylist and entertainer who works hard to excel at her work. She mentioned that she does not consider her overnight fame as an achievement. Her account got so many followers that she got the coveted blue tick and a verified status overnight. Talking about the increase in her number of followers, she said, “I am as much in shock as all of you.”

Disturbed with the unsought and vulgar male attention, Deepika wrote, “While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity.”

“It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma, and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful,” she added.

Negativity for Deepika wasn’t just coming from the male section of the society but from the women too.

“Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me.
“I AM ONE OF YOU!” she wrote. “The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. “

Surrounded by so much negativity, Deepika still managed to end her caption on a positive note. “Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.”

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Thanks for all the birthday love! 💕

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We hope that people at least now stop blaming women for everything wrong or right happening around them. Moreover, Deepika seems like a strong woman who will sail through the rapids of this unbidden fame! All the best girl!