Priyanka Chopra expresses solidarity with George Floyd; netizens slam her for ‘selective activism’

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We all are living in a very strange world. Recently the death of George Floyd in police custody in America has caused an uproar all over the social media. Celebrities all over the world are trying to throw their weight around the furore so that justice could be served to George’s family at the earliest. Several Bollywood celebs too have come forward to lend their support and express their solidarity.

However, when Priyanka Chopra came out in support of George, she was slammed by the netizens who called out her hypocrisy and how conveniently she chooses ‘subjects’ to fight for.

Expressing her solidarity for Floyd, Priyanka, shared a post on her social media handle that read, “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 colour. ⁣⁣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 (sic).”

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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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Netizens wasted no time blasting the actress for ignoring Indian issues. One of the users pointing out the actress’ hypocrisy wrote, “butttttt where were you when thousands of muslims were getting injured EVERYDAY!!! a girl voiced her complaint about the kashmir situation and you replied with a half assed answer…. im not saying that don’t support the black lives matter cause they do! im just saying voice your support on your fellow indians as well (sic)”. Whereas another user commented, “How do we believe your activism when you never spoke up about minorities who died in your own country at the hands of the state this year?”

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Earlier, Disha Patani, who has endorsed fairness creams, was also trolled and slammed for sharing a post against racism as the netizens pointed out the double standards of these celebrities.

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