A number of Bollywood celebs have come forth and tweeted their support for coloured people in America, who continue to be at the receiving end of racial oppression at the hands of local law enforcement cross the country. Dating back to several decades, even after the last of the civil-right movements across US states, such wanton racism has resulted in several fatal and non-fatal shootings or other forms of police brutality of ethnicities other than Caucasian, even when individuals of said ethnicities have been found to be unarmed or simply minding their own business. The latest such killing of an George Floyd at the hands of a white cop in Minneapolis, Minnesota has let to riots across the country, and this time, they're justified.
However, in an interview to Pinkvilla, Kangana Ranaut slammed Bollywood celebs tweeting for 'black lives matter', saying, “The Sadhu lynching happened a couple of weeks ago; still no one said a word. It happened in Maharashtra where most of these celebrities reside…Bollywood anyway is a derived name from Hollywood. It is a shame they [Bollywood celebrities] continue to live in a bubble and never fail to jump on the bandwagon, which can give them two minutes of fame, but ‘white people’ must drive the bandwagon. Perhaps, it is because of their pre-independence colonial slavery genes.”
Continuing to vent her angst against them for "allegedly" not giving the same importance to our environmental workers, sadhus or tribal folk, the actress added, “Even for environmental issues, you see them fight for a white teenage kid but so many incredible elderly women and even children. They are doing exceptionally well in India on environmental matters without any help or support. Some of them were honoured with the Padma Shri award. I was amazed to see their stories, but they never get the same acknowledgement from the industry. Perhaps, sadhus or tribal people aren’t fancy enough for the Bollywood crowd or their followers.”
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