A Pakistani woman called out Priyanka Chopra for being a warmonger
At a BeautyCon appearance on Saturday, of all places, Priyanka Chopra got an earful from an audience member.
A Pakistani woman, who identified herself on Twitter later as Ayesha Malik, called out the Dostana actor regarding a questionable tweet she sent out earlier this year when tensions were at an all time high between Pakistan and India.
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In a video that started circulating on social media, we see Ayesha saying, "It was hard hearing you talk about humanity, because as your neighbour, a Pakistani, I know you're a bit of a hypocrite, you tweeted on February 26: 'Jai Hind! #IndianArmedForces.' You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan."
"There is no winner in this. As a Pakistani, millions of people, like, me, have supported you in your business...”
At this point, security takes away the mic from Ayesha and Chopra responds, "Whenever you're done venting. Got it, done? Okay cool."
Instead of properly replying to a legitimate question, the actor went on to patronise the woman, saying: "I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India and war is not something I'm really fond of but I am patriotic so I'm sorry if I hurt sentiments of people who do love me and have loved me.
But I think all of us have a sort of middle ground that we have to walk, just like you probably have to as well, the way you just came at me...Girl, don't yell, we're all here for love. You're embarrassing yourself.
"Well, we all walk that middle ground. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your question and your voice," she added.
Yikes, someone tell her that there are no ifs and buts when it comes to war.
Putting the cattiness of her replies aside, the actor never really addressed the question at hand
For someone who talks a lot about empowering women, Priyanka sure didn't speak up when security snatched the mic from Ayesha.
People were quick to point out how problematic her response was
Sorry Priyanka, you can't be a feminist and a warmonger
So maybe it's time to accept it