#BlackLivesMatter has been trending all over the world as last week George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer. America is facing protests all across the country, especially in Minneapolis where the incident took place. Now it has also spread to the UK, New Zealand and Denmark among other countries. Debate around racism is not new especially in the countries like India, that ironically promote a lot of colourism and racism, where most people living in this part of the world are dark skinned themselves.
#BlackLivesMatter now the trending story of instagram stories! People proudly claiming #BlackLivesMatter but where did this concern go when they were promoting fairness creams which essentially mean that fairness is the final goal and being darker is something that should be changed.
Indian celebs who never shy away from endorsing fairness products like fairness cream. Twitter user @aluminiummaiden shared Indian celebs fake responsiveness along with their fairness cream ad side-by-side which is honestly hilarious and sad at the same time.
Another user questioned hypocrisy of celebs:
Another tweeter user trolling Priyanka Chopra:
People also bashed Disha Patani:
Yami Gautam, Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, etc, who also endorsed fairness advertisements, yet, they have not taken to the internet to stand against racism, as yet.
On the other hand,Actor Abhay Deol has taken a dig at Bollywood celebrities coming out to support the protests against George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, USA.
He also wrote in caption:
“Maybe it’s time for these now? Now that “woke” indian celebrities and the middle class stand in solidarity with fighting systemic racism in America, perhaps they’d see how it manifests in their own backyard? America has exported violence to the world, they have made it a more dangerous place, it was but inevitable that it would come back karmically. I’m not saying they deserve it, I’m saying look at the picture in it’s totality. I’m saying support them by calling out the systemic problems in your own country, because they turn out to be one and the same thing. I’m saying follow their lead but not their actions. Create your own actions, your own movement, relevant to your own country. That is what the black lives matter movement is all about! In the larger picture, there is no “us” and “them”. There is not a country that’s real. But a planet in peril.
#migrantlivesmatter #minoritylivesmatter #poorlivesmatter
Black Lives Matter (find out why not to use the hashtag and still support the movement).”