All eyes were on a Pakistani woman at a BeautyCon appearence, where Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra was given an earful about an earlier Jai Hind tweet during a height of nuclear tensions between Pakistan and India.
The woman, who identified herself on Twitter as Ayesha Malik later, called out the Isn’t It Romantic star regarding the controversial tweet.
In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Ayesha grabbed the microphone and was heard saying, “It was hard hearing you talk about humanity because as your neighbour, a Pakistani, I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite, you tweeted on February 26 Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces. You are a UNICEF Ambassador for peace and you are encouraging a nuclear war against Pakistani.”
She continued her condemnation of Priyanka’s questionable response. “There is no winner in this. A Pakistani, millions of people, like me, have supported your business.”
The security then takes away the microphone from Ayesha, but not before Priyanka had a less-than-admirable response to the disgruntled fan.
“Whenever you’re done ranting? Got it? Okay, cool.” The actor went on patrionising Ayesha, instead of giving a balanced response as UNICEF Ambassador. “I have many friends from Pakistan and I am from India, war is not something I am fond of but I am so patriotic, I’m sorry if I hurt the sentiments of people who do love me and have loved me.”
Priyanka doesn’t stop there. “But I think all of us have a sort of middle ground that we have to walk, just like you probably have to as well, the way you just came at me. Girl, don’t yell, we are all here for love. You’re embarrassing yourself,” she said. “Thankyou for your enthusiasm, your question and your voice.”
Needless to say, Twitter had a lot to say over Priyanka’s response to Ayesha. One user pointed out the ‘hypocrisy’ of the star. “Priyanka – women re always pitted against eachother, we should stick together and support eachother, blah, blah. Also Priyanka – Are you done venting? Girl, don’t yell. You are embarrassing yourself #hypocrisy” the tweet wrote.
Another user also called the star out. “Priyanka Chopra, you do not represent me. You are not a face of bicultural South-Asian Americans and your politics are even worse than your vocals. Worst of all, your pandering if 100% transparent. Take so many seats.”
“Priyanka Chopra’s attitude towards that woman was passive aggressive and disgusting, the fact he allowed that man to take the mic away says a lot about her character,” another tweet read.
Many others also took to the social media platform to call for UNICEF to cut ties with the Bollywood star. “Open letter to UNICEF about their continued association with warmonger Priyanka Chopra. Please retweet to UNICEF until they respond,” one user wrote.
“Can you be a patriot and a UN Ambassador? I say no.”
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