Ever since actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide many star kids of Bollywood are facing the heat from netizens on the topic of nepotism. They believe it is a major reason behind Sushant’s passing away. Actor Sonam Kapoor is also in the list of star kids who are facing severe criticisms.
Already Sonam was in the line of fire and her recent Father’s Day tweet has now grabbed attention. Twitterati is schooling the actor for her wrong choice of words. In the tweet, Sonam accepts being a star kid and says it’s her karma that she belongs to a privileged family.
Today on Father’s Day id like to say one more thing, yes I’m my fathers daughter and yes I am here because of him and yes I’m privileged. That’s not an insult, my father has worked very hard to give me all of this. And it is my karma where I’m born and to whom I’m born. I’m proud
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) June 21, 2020
However, her karma statement didn’t go down well with the people. Now Sonam is being called out for disrespecting poor people and those who don’t have a strong family background.
Many netizens tell Sonam how even a poor man works hard for his children. Also, many asked her if being born in a poor family is due to bad karma according to her.
A Twitter user wrote, “So you may be surprised to know the poor man too works very hard for his child. Why is his child deprived of privileges? Surely, you don’t mean one is ‘born poor because of ‘bad karma’? and don’t you think privileges should be earned by your own karma than the parents?”
Its such a revolting, arrogant and elitist tweet. Sonam is justifying systemic structures of oppression and inequality within society & attributing it all to 'karma'. Essentially Sonam's though pattern is that poor deserve to be poor & that the rich are deserving.
— Aniya Aziz (@aniaaziz1) June 21, 2020
Sorry mam.. This is not the case of sheer lack of talent! But sheer lack of hardwork! She is one of those dumbest star kids who thinks that being privileged is a "Karma". This is a case of "education gone wrong".
— NerdChic (@joss_joking) June 21, 2020
The way these Star kids are reacting clearly indicates that they got really affected by the trend is going on. Now imagine what goes through to a middle class outsider of an industry while getting his place into this…..
— Rijul Paul (@iamrijul) June 22, 2020
In another tweet, Sonam said karma was the biggest leveler and she was where she was because of karma. So basically what she meant was, Sushant’s death was his karma? Being ill-treated by the film fraternity because he doesn’t belong to a privileged family was his fault?
Sonam believes that being ‘proud’ daughter of a Bollywood star is a privilege over talent like Sushant. However, Sonam has switched off his comment section after constant cyberbullying and threats.
At least you confessed that your career is all because of your father not like Sushant ??
— Bollywood (@Bollywood_____) June 21, 2020
Sonakshi Sinha also deactivated her account after criticisms
Apart from Sonam, actor Sonakshi Sinha – another star kid in Bollywood – has also deactivated her Twitter account after constant bullying. She said she wanted to stay away from all the negativity that why for her mental health she was deactivating her account.
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How i got myself off twitter and away from the negativity ? Some people are celebrating like they won something… im happy for you, tumhe laga raha hai na… lagne do, kisi ko koi farak nahi padh raha. But lets face it, ive cut the direct source of insult and abuse in my life. Ive taken away YOUR power to be able to say whatever it is that you want to me, my family and my friends. Ive taken away that access you had to me, that i had given you so trustingly. So theres only one winner here. Me. Your negativity has never served me or my life, which is why it literally took a snap of a finger to get rid of a following of 16 million people which ive garnered over the last ten years. Just like that. And im better off for it. I wish all those haters and trolls lots of love and healing, or you can continue with the hate but please know it’ll NEVER reach me. Accha ab yeh chakkar mein i know the people who love me are caught up too… please know that your love and support is what has kept me going all this while, and it always will! And I request you all to keep spreading that love and light wherever you go and to as many people as you can. Because Love is the answer. Always ❤️
After Sushant’s untimely death, several Bollywood celebrities including Sonakshi, filmmaker Shashank Khaitan, and Aayush Sharma have quit Twitter, claiming that the platform became too negative for them.
Social media spiraled around with different allegations pointing towards the Bollywood industry for bullying Sushant Singh Rajput on and off.
Moreover, ace director Karan Johar had been quite offensive and harsh with Sushant on a continuous basis. Then again, he is also a flag-barrier for nepotism within the industry. He along with actor Alia Bhatt and many other star kids has lost their fandom after Sushant’s untimely death. Karan has also unfollowed all the celebs from his Twitter account.
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