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.
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'.
This is a free country! Welcome to BAN-istan... I meant india.. Stupid autocorrect.
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) September 8, 2015
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.
@sonakshisinha chup kar moti
— Lord STARK (@iamGunjanGrunge) September 8, 2015
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.
— Kailash Wagh (@kailashwg) September 8, 2015
Some wanted a ban on Bollywood.
.@sonakshisinha, 1stly many thnx for calling India,- "Banistan". 2ndly, I really wish for ban of Bollywood which is blocking brains of kids
— Suvie Ritu Chandra (@SuvalagnaC) September 8, 2015
.@sonakshisinha ma'am bhookh lgi hai?
— maithun (@Being_Humor) September 8, 2015
@sonakshisinha one more bimbo...Well after seen ur weight I undstd how painful for u to resist from meat.. Miss meatistan!
— urja patel sodha (@urjasodha) September 8, 2015
@sonakshisinha what you talking about Dumbo .... Oops damn autocorrect, I meant Jumbo!
— ૐ Gam Zeh Yaavor ૐ (@ashish299) September 8, 2015
. @sonakshisinha Hii!! BUFFALOstan.
— Sunil - 1s into 2s (@i_am_nat_war) September 8, 2015
And, of course, she was also asked to leave the country.
@sonakshisinha u wretched creature y don't u just get lost frm my country ? Feeding on blood of Indians & abusing thm shamelessly.
— Dr Neelu Goswami (@NeelakshiGswm) September 8, 2015
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