Parineeti Chopra's birthday wish to a friend has become a matter of much debate on social media. The actress, who has herself been a victim of body- shaming, is being trolled on Twitter after her birthday wish video for a friend asking him to become thin went viral.
— AliaaHolics™ (@AliaaHolics_) August 16, 2016
The Ishaqzaade actress has often spoken about being okay with one's body weight. The actress had earlier said to PTI, "This (body shaming) will soon become a past. Everything comes in phases. If you yourself are not comfortable about your body, do something about it. If you are comfortable, let it be. Other people have no right to comment anyway." In an Instagram post she had stressed on the importance of being healthy and not thin.
BEFORE .. All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the "bollywood pressure"? To that I say - thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn't achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud! Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and its all pictures of me!! They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. They look at my Built That Way campaign and have stuck it to their walls. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration. As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me. I am glad to be a part of your life in this way. So thank you everyone. Thank You for making me feel loved. Like I always say - if I could do it. So can you. And I am always there for all of you .... Lots of love.... A photo posted by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) on
Though the message seems to be in jest, Twitterati has judged Parineeti as a hypocrite and a body-shamer. Here's what they had to say about it.
After Parineeti herself was fat shamed you'd think she'd be a little more sensitive to a poor BIRTHDAY GIRL wtf man https://t.co/DEEdEsTL44
— jaz (@desiavan) August 17, 2016
eat less...become thin my esteem for Parineeti Chopra is ZERO! nice Birthday wish for a friend....NOT -_- — CoffeeWithBollywood (@BollyArabfan) August 16, 2016
parineeti chopra used to be acclaimed for changing the view on women's body image in india but she turned out to be a fake
— jasmine (@mindofjasmin) August 17, 2016
— The Potpourri Girl (@TaariniNB) August 18, 2016