Article published : Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 (6:40 am)
Priyanka Chopra’s row over Kashmir shows all the problems with celebrity activism Arwa Mahdawi Trust in institutions has melted away – so stars such as Chopra, who was accused this week of ’encouraging nuclear war’, are attempting to fill the gapAyesha Malik had more of a comment than a question. Malik, a 28-year-old Pakistani-American, had spent an uneventful Saturday at BeautyCon, a beauty festival in Los Angeles, until she was handed the mic at a Q&A with the Indian actor Priyanka Chopra. BeautyCon chat is usually more cashmere than Kashmir, but Chopra had been waxing lyrical about her humanitarian activities, which irked Malik.”It was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity, because, as your neighbour, a Pakistani, I know you are a bit of a hypocrite,” Malik said, referencing a tweet that Chopra had sent in support of the Indian armed forces on 26 February, the same day India conducted airstrikes in Pakistan. ”You are a Unicef ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan,” Malik continued. Continue reading...
Author : Arwa Mahdawi