Priyanka Chopra Responds To Woman Criticizing Her For Tweeting In Support Of Indian Army

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Apart from being a talented actress, Priyanka Chopra is also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. In the month of May, she visited many Ethiopian refugee camps and schools to interact with the people there. She also shared with the world the inspiring story of 15-year-old Hasina and how she escaped child marriage.

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The truth is quite simple…the future of this world lies in the hands of the children of today. But the harsh reality is that there is an entire generation of innocent children growing up right now without any prospects for thier future…these children are affected by displacement due to serious conflict and emergencies in thier various regions. When families are forced to leave their homes due to violence, persecution, and natural disasters, they are torn apart and it's the children that end up suffering the most. The numbers are staggering, yes…but we have to continue to stand for them, in whatever capacity we can as individuals. They are the future and we need to help. Join me and @unicef by clicking the link in my bio to help keep refugee children safe. #AChildIsAChild #WorldRefugeeDay

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However, a particular tweet of hers post Indian air-strikes in Balakot has received criticism online.

According to News18, the main point of contention people have is that Priyanka appreciated military action instead of sharing a message for peace and friendship. After her tweet, a few had started an online petition asking the UN to reconsider her Ambassador status. Furthermore, when the superstar was at Beautycon in Los Angeles, the matter came up once again.

An audience member named Ayesha Malik questioned her about the tweet and called her a hypocrite.

Priyanka Chopra responded by saying, “I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India. War is not something I’m really fond of but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments of people who do love me and have loved me.”

She further added,

“But I think that all of us have a, sort of, 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.”

Following the interaction, Ayesha shared this post on Twitter.

And netizens had mixed reactions to the post. Some agreed that Priyanka was condescending while others didn’t think so.

What’s your take on the incident? Was the tweet in bad taste for a Goodwill Ambassador? Tell us.

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