Netizens slam Sara Ali Khan for her ‘tone-deaf racist’ photoshoot with a Kenyan tribesman
“I thought she was different from these Bollywood clowns,” well, that’s one of the comments posted on Sara Ali Khan‘s latest photo-shoot for a magazine cover. For the uninitiated, ‘Kedarnath’ actress Sara recently made her Filmfare magazine cover debut in which she can be seen posing with Masai tribesmen. As soon as the cover shoot pictures were shared on social media, the netizens expressed their disappointment and slammed the actress for cultural appropriation.
The netizens also expressed their anger over how could Sara even agree to use a tribesman as a prop in the first place. You can read some of their comments bashing the actress and the magazine below:
Why is there a jumping masai warrior behind Sara Ali Khan?? Africans are not props for your photoshoots.
— Chirag Wakaskar (@chiragwakaskar) February 26, 2019
Shame. I actually liked Sara Ali Khan, I thought she was different from these Bollywood clowns 😑 https://t.co/arLUiukb4B
— Roma T (@Romaticize) February 27, 2019
Wow Filmfare. Wow.
Kya bech kha gaye? Dimaag ya imaan?
Also. A woman as aware and as well-read as Sara Ali Khan agreed to this? Disappointing. https://t.co/HElLg1ATW5
— Sameen ثمین (@amarllyis) February 27, 2019
People expressing shock over Sara Ali Khan's foolhardy Filmfare shoot "despite being ivy league educated" is so funny. Since when did an ivy league education automatically make someone smart, wordly or wise? Some of the biggest douchebags I know are from the ivy league.
— Aavi (@poisonaavi) February 27, 2019
— Latha Srinivasan (@latasrinivasan) February 27, 2019
Filmfare was cancelled a long time ago, so can one double cancel it? #SaraAliKhan should know better, isn't she that rare star kid who completed her education? Or did she miss out an entire history of colonialism? Or is she just plain stupid and has hidden it well so far? https://t.co/sCs47QvoN6
— Anushree Majumdar (@CaptBackspace) February 27, 2019
Sara Ali Khan went to Columbia, and even she could not tell filmfare that maybe her “stunner” picture is racist and appropriative? Come on, Sara, you are one of the good ones!! https://t.co/lNlaaEcnFR
— shikha (@elitistsadgirl) February 27, 2019
Wasn't everyone losing their mind over how "refreshing" Sara Ali Khan is because she "acknowledged" nepotism? Give them some time, they'll show you their true colours in a bit. Saves you looking like an idiot as well. https://t.co/9G8BaGzNPu
— Shahana Yasmin (@shahana_y) February 27, 2019
Sara Ali khan apology coming up https://t.co/VQTsuY9CfQ
— Theju 🌸 (@PinkCancerian) February 27, 2019
This photo is super tone deaf and Sara Ali Khan & Filmfare should feel super ashamed of themselves, I think the Masai tribeman, who are known for jumping straight high, is doing exactly that in the pic.
His shadow is mixed with the model's shadow (his foot's shadow on her pant) https://t.co/kALmf6wUBo
— Aditya (@Brewkenstein) February 27, 2019
You can check out a behind-the-scenes video of this cover shoot below
And here’s one of the several comments slamming the actress
Even before making her Bollywood debut, Sara had made her way into people’s heart all thanks to her intelligence, honesty and maturity that she showcased in her interviews and public appearances. The star kid had also acknowledged nepotism and was brutally honest when it came to talking about her struggle with PCOS and weight loss. All these things made her stand out from the rest of the star kids but now, it looks like this particular photoshoot is not going to go down well with anyone.
We wonder when Sara is going to react to this.
For more updates on this story, keep watching this space.