Priyanka Chopra faces criticism for supporting Iranian women instead of Indian
Actress Priyanka Chopra, dubbed Bollywood's piggy chops, is being criticized for supporting women protesting the right to wear or not wear the hijab in Iran.
Three days ago, Priyanka Chopra wrote a post in favor of Iranian women by sharing the portrait of Mahsa Amini, a girl allegedly killed by the police in Iran.
The authorities killed Mahsa Amini a few days ago for allegedly not wearing a hijab, against which protests are ongoing worldwide, including in Iran. In other countries, including Iran, women are seen cutting their hair by removing the hijab.
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During the same campaign, many personalities are also posting in favor of Iranian women, that they should be given the right to wear hijab or not, not to impose their will on them.
Priyanka Chopra also posted about the same campaign and wrote that after the death of Mahsa Amini, women worldwide have stood up for Iranian women and are cutting their hair and sending a message to the Iranian authorities that now they will not work.
Priyanka Chopra has no qualms in posing with Narendra Modi and inviting him to her wedding reception despite BJP govt's brutal crackdown on Hijab in India, but has the temerity to support anti-Hijab "protests" in faraway Iran. pic.twitter.com/NrEetPEefr— Syed Zafar Mehdi (@mehdizafar) October 8, 2022
The actress supported Iranian women who stood up against the ban on wearing hijab and wrote that their will should not be imposed on them; they should be allowed to live according to their will.
Dozens of people commented on such a post of the actress, took her with her hands, and reminded her that she remains silent on the atrocities on Muslim women in her country India.
Priyanka Chopra maintained silence on release of rapists in India— Mukarram (@mukarram3) October 7, 2022
Such a hypocrite and opportunist woman she is🤮#MahsaAmini #BilkisBano pic.twitter.com/wy8t03GAhH
But the actress has not written a word about him to date. Many people wrote in her post that it is everyone's choice to wear a hijab or not. Still, in India, Muslim women who wear hijab are being harassed and prevented from getting an education killed.
Some people thanked Priyanka Chopra for supporting Iranian women and asked if she ever wrote a post favoring Muslim women who are victims of state oppression in India.
Indian celebrities speaking about Iran will look the other way through this fascism and apartheid in their home country. This is a lawmaker in the Indian government asking for economic boycott of Muslims. Will the likes of @priyankachopra speak up for Muslims in India ? https://t.co/Iq02ENtR0m— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) October 9, 2022
People also labeled Priyanka Chopra as a 'hypocrite' and anti-Muslim for supporting Iranian women and remaining silent on atrocities on Indian Muslim women.
Priyanka Chopra wants to stand up with women in Iran (rightly so) but not with women in France who r also denied the right of their bodily autonomy to wear hijab?Not with the ppl of Kashmir being brutally tortured raped murdered in her own country?Not with Palestine?Afghanistan?— Bittersweet Melancholy (@I_nyctophile) October 8, 2022
Describing Priyanka Chopra as a 'hypocrite', users wrote that it would have been good if she had done the same for Muslim women oppressed in her own country, India. Still, at that time, she became anti-Muslim and is now an Iranian woman for showing off.
It’s totally okay to appreciate and acknowledge Priyanka Chopra speaking up for Iranian women, but at the same time call out the hypocrisy of not speaking about similar plights happening to women suffering in India, especially Indian muslims.— Andre Borges (@borges) October 8, 2022
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