The #BlackLivesMatter movement in the United States has escalated by a mile after an African-American man was dismayed to death by a white police officer in Minneapolis. People from all over the world are standing in harmony with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Even Bollywood celebrities like Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Disha Patani have shown their support by speaking up on social media.
However, Kangana Ranaut in a recent interview thumped Bollywood celebrities for speaking up against racial discrimination in the U.S. and supporting #BlackLivesMatter while on the other hand, they choose to remain silent about injustices back home in India.
In an interview, she stated that ‘it is a shame they continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on a bandwagon, which gives them two minutes of fame but white people must drive the bandwagon because of their pre-independence colonial slavery genes’. She was quoted as saying, “The Sadhu lynching happened a couple of weeks ago; still no one said a word. It happened in Maharashtra where most of these celebrities reside…Bollywood anyway is a derived name from Hollywood. It is a shame they [Bollywood celebrities] continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on the bandwagon, which can give them two minutes of fame, but ‘white people’ must drive the bandwagon. Perhaps, it is because of their pre-independence colonial slavery genes.”
Well, Kangana is on point and we agree that celebrities in India are regressive. What do you think?