For Priyanka Chopra, #BlackLivesMatter but Indian minorities don't

Actor irks many for supporting #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd while staying quiet amid brutality on Indian Muslims, Kashmiris

Entertainment Desk May 31, 2020
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In the wake of the death of George Floyd, many celebrities have used their large platforms to speak out against racism and police brutality.

Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died on Monday, May 25 after a white police officer pressed his knee onto his neck for several minutes. The incident, which was caught on video and involved multiple officers, has sparked intense national outrage, with protests across the country along with demands for justice on social media.

Celebrities including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande have taken to Twitter and Instagram to honour Floyd’s memory while urging their fans to get involved.

Among other celebs, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas, too, shared her two cents on the matter.

Taking to Instagram, the former Miss World shared, "There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate."

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There is so much work to be done and it needs to starts at an individual level on a global scale. We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and end this hate. End this race war here in the US, and around the world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at the hands of another because of their skin color. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ On May 25th, George Floyd was pinned down by the neck by a Minneapolis police officer and died. He laid there, fighting for his life, struggling to breathe, and other officers just stood there and watched. The officer has now been charged with murder.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ George, I am praying for your family. ❤️ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Text “FLOYD” to 55156 and sign the petition. ⁣⁣⁣ #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

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She added, "End this race war here in the US, and around the world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at the hands of another because of their skin colour."

As her post went viral, many criticised Priyanka for staying mum on, k Islamophobia and brutality on Indian Muslims.







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A user eloquently called out the actor for her double standards.







The same user also shared after Priyanka, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have also supported the George Floyd case.







Last year, Priyanka irked many with her comments about war.

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