Sonakshi Sinha Protests Meat Ban, Gets Fat-Shamed On Twitter

09/09/2015 11:19 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha attends the IIFA Weekend and Awards announcement press conference in Mumbai late on May 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

If you're a Bollywood actress, you better stay away from speaking your mind. At least that's what a section of social media users want you to believe.

A day after her colleague Sonam Kapoor was trolled on Twitter, actress Sonakshi Sinha was called 'fat', 'stupid' and a 'wretched creature' and asked to keep away from such debates because she belongs to a 'loser khandaan.' Her fault? The actress decided to outrage on Twitter for the proposed meat ban.

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Mumbai's civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, has proposed a four-day ban on the slaughter and sale of meat in the city during the Jain festival of fasting.

Sinha tweeted in protest of the imposed meat ban, and called India, 'BAN-istan'.

Soon after, she was told to "shut up" because she is "fat". Body shaming is a common problem on social media platforms and women and men are often expected to conform to impossible standards of beauty.

It did not end there. Sinha was called a 'hypocrite' because of an older tweet addressed to the then Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, asking him to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics.

Some wanted a ban on Bollywood.

More fat-shaming...

Name-calling...

And, of course, she was also asked to leave the country.

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