Despite all the discussion on body-shaming, some media channels continue to troll celebrities unabashedly. Now, actress Disha Patani is the new victim of body shaming.
News24 TV Channel tweeted an old picture of Disha Patani when she was in school and captioned it as ‘Can you believe how ugly Disha Patani looked once’. To which, Disha smartly replied, ‘Should’ve worn a beautiful gown and do some makeup before going to school at 7th grade’. The tweet has since been deleted.
You are absolutely right @news24tvchannel ! shouldve worn a beautiful gown and done up my hair n make up nicely before heading to my 7th std class. #sorryforbeinganuglychild P.s. you couldnt get a better breaking news than that? ???? pic.twitter.com/mJM228LdF1
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) February 2, 2018
This is not the first time the M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story actress is facing such comments on her body and appearance. Last year, she had posted pictures of her at the Jio Filmfare Awards and got trolled for wearing a ‘revealing’ dress.
Shamed for being fat, shamed for being too thin, shamed for being too short, shamed for being too tall, shamed for looking masculine, shamed for looking too feminine, shamed for dressing too old, shamed for dressing too young – it doesn’t just stop.
Bollywood that represents 43 per cent of the Indian net box office revenue, propagates a far more insidious form of shaming women for their physical appearance, something that has been normalised over the years. And when actresses are not body-shamed, they’re asked to cover their bodies.
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