Priyanka Chopra landed in hot water over the weekend at BeautyCon LA for her response to a fan calling her a hypocrite for her pro-India stance on the ongoing conflict with Pakistan.
The "Isn't It Romantic" star has been trending for the better part of the weekend, following a video of her "condescending" response started circulating in an exchange with a BeautyCon attendee.
In the video, a woman named Ayesha called Chopra a hypocrite for being a UNICEF ambassador but promoting nuclear war against Pakistan.
This was in reference to the "Baywatch" star tweeting "Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces" which translates to "Long Live India" on the same day an Indian fighter jet bombed a Pakistani military camp.
Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces 🇮🇳 🙏🏽— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 26, 2019
While Ayesha was explaining her grievances towards Priyanka and stating that she supported her when she was just a Bollywood star the microphone wass ripped away from her by security. As she was busy finishing her point off-mic, Priyanka says "I hear you. Whenever you're done venting?".
Priyanka said: "I have many, many friends in Pakistan and I am from India. War isn't something I'm very fond of but I am patriotic.
"I'm sorry if I hurt sentiments to people that do love me and have loved me. I think all of us, have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk... The way you came at me right now.
"Girl, don't yell, we're all here for love. Don't yell, don't embarrass yourself. "
Priyanka Chopra is asked about her controversial support of the Indian Armed Forces as a UN Ambassador and her tweet at a time when tensions with Pakistan were at an all-time high at #beautycon. (via @Spishaa) 1/ pic.twitter.com/lheJ3lMWEv— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 11, 2019
Tweeps weren't feeling Priyanka's choice of words or tone with her response to Ayesha, with some labelling it as condescending and dismissive.
Priyanka Chopra was very dismissive and condescending in her response to that very valid question. Also, when you have a bunch of white women cheering you on like that about a subcontinental humanitarian issue, you should know something ain’t right— 🇷🇼 aga(pay backs a bish) (@agapetamar) August 11, 2019
Priyanka Chopra pulled all the tricks in the book. She was condescending.— Arya Suresh (@thecuriouself) August 12, 2019
She said she has Pakistani friends like how racists say they have black friends.
She mocked the girl by using the term venting when a UN ambassador is supposed to listen to people.
Only person embarrassing themselves is you #PriyankaChopra a so called peace envoy starts attacking a young female who asked you a a very simple question!!— Naz (@Naz1o) August 12, 2019
Truth hurts doesn't it!!!
Priyanka Chopra fake hypocrite ass is getting exposed and I am here for it. pic.twitter.com/cQL8tZxyAv— Captain (@CaptainShoxii16) August 12, 2019
#PriyankaChopra is a hypocrite. Doesn’t deserve to be a UN goodwill ambassador.— کییا پرممرKiya Parmar (@kiyapag) August 12, 2019
im still amazed that priyanka chopra answered that pakistani protester by saying “war is something im not fond of, but i am patriotic”.... like bitch WHAT?? how are you a un ambassador and why the fuck are you getting humanitarian awards???— ray (@biebersmutual) August 12, 2019
people dying across borders due to armed conflict:— parth (@pettyparthy) August 12, 2019
priyanka chopra: gurl don't yell stop embarrassing yourself war is something i am not fond of personally xoxo love xoxo
Priyanka Chopra being a UN ambassador is a JOKE. She doesn’t deserve that authority. She ridiculed the Pakistani woman who had the courage to speak aloud and instead of replying with respect, Chopra says “are you done venting?” VENTING. Revoke her of this position.— s 🍞 (@s190_) August 12, 2019