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Does Sonam Kapoor's tweet about the 'misogynist' meat ban deserve such backlash?

Vineeta Kumar | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:19 IST

What happens when a woman in India expresses her point of view about something controversial online? That's exactly what happened to Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor.

When this 'fashionista' talked about something other than the fancy world she lives in, she was deemed a 'bimbo' with no sense or intellect. The people of the Internet assumed that the actor, who is a woman mind you, doesn't know the meaning of the word 'misogynist.'

It all started when she took to Twitter and expressed her views on the four-day meat ban in Mumbai. She wrote:

However, her post was taken in its literal sense, and the backlash was aplenty on Twitter with many calling her the 'second Alia Bhatt' (because that's not misogynistic at all). Many other asked her to just mind her business (read: fashion and Bollywood).

Sometimes, when an incident occurs and one wishes to talk about it, one takes on the issue or the perpetrators at large -- in this case the Fadnavis government.

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That's what Sonam Kapoor apparently intended. Her comment was just "a critique of the general mentality not exclusive to the meat ban", as she herself pointed it out while reverting to people on Twitter.

However, after fighting a pointless battle online, Kapoor eventually let go. Why? Maybe because it's just not the place for a celebrity to raise his/her voice. Or maybe because we're happy seeing them lead their picture perfect lives, not addressing issues that plague 'normal' people.

Here's Sonam Kapoor's tongue-in-cheek sign off. Samajhdaar ko ishaara kaafi hai?

First published: 8 September 2015, 8:47 IST
Vineeta Kumar @VineetaKumar_09

Vineeta brings Bollywood fun and intricate showbiz details to Catch/Speed News. She has worked with IndiaTV, Zee News, and is here to provide Catch readers with the best of 'quality entertainment'. A Delhi girl, Vineeta pursued BMMMC from I P College for Women, Delhi University, and craves to know more all the time. When she is not indulging in a serious cinematic discussion over a film she just watched, Vineeta is either reading a fantasy book or polishing her artistic skills.