Over the last couple of months, social media trolls have made the headlines very often. This time ‘desi girl’ Priyanka Chopra is at the receiving end of these trolls and that too ‘AGAIN’. On the occasion of 71st Independence Day celebrations on August 15, the Quantico star took to her social media account and posted a picture of herself, where a tricolor scarf was wrapped around her neck. She posted her picture in Instagram with the caption, “Independence Day #Vibes ????????#MyHeartBelongsToIndia #happyindependencedayindia #jaihind.” As soon as Chopra posted her picture the trolling started. The reason? The Baywatch star faced a backlash for wearing a western outfit on the day.
While some accused her of disrespecting the flag and nation, others asked her not to come back to India. One user said, “Don’t you have a salwar-kameez for this occasion?” Another said, “At least on this auspicious day, you were expected in a sari.”
Not everyone was at her throat though, some users defended PC and respected her decision for wearing whatever she feels like. “I am an Indian, I can wear whatever I want as well as Priyanka you are not anybody’s mother or father to judge, what to wear and what not to wear, it’s her life she Buy’s her own clothes she didn’t ask from you,” wrote one user. Another commented by saying, “Guys commenting negative comments: are you out of your mind? It’s a tricolor stole/dupatta. People all over India wear this combination on 15th August. This ain’t no flag. So when people win matches and wrap the flag around their body and run, that isn’t insult? Think before you talk.”
Check out some reaction to the picture on Twitter-
Oh how Precious…children are the future! May they only know love and perfection.????????????????????
— Dorothy Adams (@doradams) August 15, 2017
Priyanka you took India towards many victories. You have been a great heroine to salute in India
— Ashik Ihsan (@Ashik56405537) August 15, 2017
The best thing about India is YOU! Happy Independence Day ❤️
— – (@S44RA) August 15, 2017
WHY SO PERFECT LOOKING AHHHHH????????
— • karishma • (@karishmaroshan) August 15, 2017
OMGG you are soo beautiful mashallah ????????❤
— e. ????????ᴶᵘᵈʷᵃᵃ² (@Emna_xo) August 15, 2017
This is not the first time Chopra has been trolled for her choice of clothes. Earlier in the year, in the month of May Priyanka Chopra was first trolled for her dress to the Met Gala 2017. Later in the month, she was trolled for wearing a skirt while meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin.