When a Pakistani woman confronted Priyanka Chopra at a beauty event in Los Angeles for warmongering, the actor did not have the wisest of response. In fact, her response came across as crass, callous and unbecoming of someone who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
As Chopra was taking questions at BeautyCon, the Pakistani woman Ayesha Malik, called the Bollywood star a hypocrite for “encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan.”
“So it was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity because as your neighbour, a Pakistani, I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite,” Malik can be heard saying in the video posted on Twitter. “You tweeted on February 26, ‘Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces.'”
Malik continued, “You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There’s no winner in this. As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business of Bollywood and you wanted nuclear war.”
However, the microphone was taken away from Malik before she could make any further comments.
Priyanka started off her response by saying “Whenever you’re done venting … got it, done? Okay, cool.”
She then said, “So, I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India, and war is not something that I am really fond of but I am patriotic. So, I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me, but I think that all of us have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk, just like you probably do as well.”
“The way you came at me right now?” Chopra remarked. “Girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love. Don’t yell. Don’t embarrass yourself. But we all walk that middle ground, but thank you for your enthusiasm and your question and your voice.”
Priyanka’s response and comments did not impress anyone and people were mostly infuriated with her condescending tone and attitude.
Ayesha later took to Twitter to share her side of the story.
In case you missed it, Priyanka in a tweet on February 26, cheered an announcement from India that it had launched airstrikes in Pakistan.
The airstrikes escalated tensions between the two countries and everyone was fearing war. Tensions between the two continues are currently high again after India suspended Article 370 which granted Indian occupied Kashmir a special status.
Meanwhile, Pakistanis have taken to Twitter to express their anger and disgust at Priyanka.