Bollywood and Hollywood actor Priyanka Chopra-Jonas finds herself in the middle of a heated debate after her comments at the Beautycon Los Angeles.
After a Pakistani member in the audience questioned her about the actor’s tweet from earlier this year, that read, “Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces,” Priyanka, who is a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador asked her not to “yell” and that “we’re all here for love.”
However, the Pakistani lady who interacted with Priyanka has now said that the actor “gaslit” and made her “the bad guy” as an “irresponsible UN ambassador” in a series of posts on Twitter, that is going viral.
Ayesha Malik wrote on Twitter, “Hi, I’m the girl that “yelled” at Priyanka Chopra. It was hard listening to her say, we should be neighbors and love each other swing that advice over to your PM. Both India and Pakistan were in danger. And instead she tweeted out in favor for nuclear war.”
She added that, “It took me back to when I couldn’t reach my family because of the blackouts and how scared/helpless I was. She gaslit me and turned the narrative around on me being the bad guy as a UN ambassador this was so irresponsible.”
Ayesha also shared videos of her talking to Priyanka, and captioned it saying, “Priyanka Chopra tweeted during a time when we were close to sending nukes to one another. Instead of advocating for peace she tweeted in support of the Indian army.”
Her final post was a reference to Priyanka calling Ayesha’s question as ‘venting’ at the event, along with another clip, “Whenever you’re done “venting”. Sorry, didn’t realize that speaking on a humanitarian crisis was “venting.”
At the event in LA, Ayesha had termed Priyanka Chopra Jonas a “hypocrite” for supporting the Indian Army with a tweet that congratulated the Indian Air Force after fighter jets attacked the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)’s terrorist camp at Balakot in Pakistan.The post even led to an online petition that was filed to remove Priyanka as UN Goodwill Ambassador.
Priyanka responded to her saying, “Are you done venting? War is not something I’m really fond of but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me. But I think that all of us have a middle ground that we all have to walk. Just like you probably do as well. The way that you came at me right now… girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love.”
She was lauded for her patriotic response and demeanour on social media, while others criticised her for not answering the question.