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“You’re A Slut, You’re Married, Don’t Dress Like This”: Actresses Are Social Media’s Bait For Negativity And It Is Outrageous!

Get a life, losers!

Why is it that people feel they have the right to shame someone else? In a world of digital media, it’s becoming easy to bully others, hiding behind a screen. As celebrities are constantly in the public eye they are targeted the most. For actresses, harassment is even worse and frequently sexualized.

Many actors are speaking against these bullies. Only recently did actresses like Nithya Menen and Sameera Reddy have been campaigning against body-shaming.

 

 

Just when we thought the internet has had enough, another repulsive troll surfaces. A social media troll page put up actress Rashmika Mandanna’s childhood pictures and captioned it, “Who knew this little girl here would be an international Dagar (prostitute) in the future.”

How frustrated could one be with life that they spew such negativity and regressiveness at others especially public figures. How grimy could the mind of a person who uses the picture of a girl child and brands her a prostitute be?

 

 

Another target for the day was Amala Paul. She chose to divorce a man in HER life and she chose to do a thought provoking movie like Aadai in HER career. But, nope. Looks like it, she needed to have taken in opinion of her 3.1 million Instagram followers before taking decisions including clicking pictures. The actress posted a picture of her enjoying a luxurious spa and that is attracting trolls for being topless.

Ranging from “is this why you left your husband” to being “braless”. From Samantha to Shriya Saran, people are slut-shaming actresses for odd reasons, especially for their choice of clothing, commenting on what they choose to wear and demeaning their character. “Post your pictures without clothes like this.” One would read. Some even read “who is the photographer? Hire me”.

 

 

“Is this how you seduced your husband”

“….to earn money she is ready to remove her clothes”

“OMG no bra inside”.

 

 

All that in a public forum for millions to read. These women out there are living their lives and not causing you or the society any harm. Faceless social media users with diffident mindsets are no different from politicians who blabber callous opinions in the public. There’s no difference – they’re all insensitive.

Just because social media is a platform that makes registering an opinion easy, being judgemental towards someone’s private life irrespective of what their profession just goes to show how jobless one could be. If their pictures and personality are intimidating, “disturbing”, the simplest solution would be to unfollow. The least these successful, strong women who mind their business care about is the baseless opinions of cowards.

However, it is always wonderful to see these women give it back to these trolls. They seem to emerge stronger than ever when they do. Just like what Rashmika did today. She made sure they knew what they did, she made sure they realised how horrible they are to have made a person feel miserable.

Responding to the post, Rashmika took to Instagram. “Congratulations, you’ve hurt me,” she wrote.

 

 

“I don’t know what you guys get out of doing this to us actors. Is it because we are a soft target for you? The public figure doesn’t mean you can target us ruthlessly. A lot of you keep saying – ignore the bad comments or trolls and I generally do. Say anything you want about our personal lives. No actor deserves this crap. Because let me tell you this being an actor is not easy – every profession deserves at most respect. I think people 1st need to start respecting one another. Congratulations whoever did this. You’ve hurt me, didn’t think of you were capable of doing that but what’s to follow is on you.”

We cannot agree with her more. Social Media Harassment has to STOP! People need to understand that our country fought long for the freedom of speech and this is not how we should be misusing it.

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