Deepika Padukone may have thought that the verbal duel over her cleavage with the Times of India would be over after she wrote a piece on Facebook titled 'My Point of View' and said 'for me, the topic ends here.' But, the newspaper is unwilling to let things rest.
After a week of argument over whether Deepika is right in showing her cleavage or whether ToI is wrong to publish an article titled, 'OMG: Deepika Padukone's cleavage show,' the newspaper has come out with another article justifying its stand and accusing the actress of 'hypocrisy.'
But, it seems social media is not too happy with ToI's response.
When ToI posted their piece on Facebook, this is what the commentators had to say:
Ashwin Verleker: I can't believe that you are actually justifying the cheapness!
Arsheena Piya: This doesn't change anything TOI. You're making a bigger fool of yourself trying to give further clarifications lol. Yes, please get a life.
Prasila Singh: Get over it TOI and shame on you. You dont own her body or her opinion.
Puja Bhattacharyya: The Times of India Its just appalling how you keep justifying 'your actions' and pile the blame on Deepika
Here are some of the responses on Twitter:
RT @Purba_Ray:The thin line that divides TOI's OMG Deepika's cleavage show and the magazine photo shoots where she bares it all, is consent.
— Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) September 22, 2014
"We reserve the right to report like hormonal 14-year-olds and Deepika poses in bikinis so she a ho." - TOI Get me out of this country.
— Suprateek Chatterjee (@SupraMario) September 22, 2014
I don't buy TOI's justification and counter-attack on Deepika - I felt it was tacky and demeaning. So, won't share the URL here. — Karthik Srinivasan (@beastoftraal) September 22, 2014
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) September 21, 2014
Dear @priyaguptatimes, There is a difference between voluntary and involuntary display.While Deepika may be a hypocrite, TOI is being cheap.
— Kshitij (@ohkshit) September 22, 2014
— Pratik Sengupta (@pratiksg) September 22, 2014
Question at the top - Was Deepika's hypocrisy for Publicity? Followed by 7 glamorous pics of Deepika on thr front page. Thank you Irony — GabbbarSingh (@GabbbarSingh) September 21, 2014
But, then some on Twitter thought that ToI was right in saying that Deepika brought the issue up only for publicity:
All said & done Deepika Padukone has not been holier than thou with her choices in movies or songs. +
— richa singh (@richa_singh) September 22, 2014
Read today Bombay Times article on deepika's cleavage,cant help bt ask her,she has showm much more in d past, so why react now. — kusum bhutani (@kusumbhutani) September 22, 2014
Agree with TOI, Learn from Deepika on how to face A Flop Film !
— ♥ Kareena Kapoor ♥ (@iKareenaFanatic) September 22, 2014
And a few thought that Deepika's cleavage is an embarrassment for the nation:
If Deepika is showing her cleavage for her movie's promotion, it should be embarrassment for the nation that it needs cleavage for promotion — KUMAR ANUBHAV JHA (@KrAnubhavJha) September 22, 2014
And then, there were those who were above the ToI-Deepika fiasco. They had some insightful things to say:
TOI-Deepika Scuffle an insightful case study for all the BMM, Communication Management Students on Crisis Mis - Management
— Hitesh Rajwani (@TheDigitalLad) September 22, 2014
Most discussed news for last week 1. Modi and Xi Jinping on a swing 2. Dhoni's Biriyani 3. Deepika's cleavage we say its all media's fault — Bhak Sala (@bhak_sala) September 22, 2014
Updated Date: Sep 22, 2014 13:07:44 IST