- The actress is under fire for a tweet
- Pakistani tweeple are unhappy with her tweet
- Signature campaign started on the global petitioning platform avaaz.org aimed to gain 5,000 signatures
Dubai: Priyanka Chopra is making headlines again, this time she is under fire for her tweet showing support to the Indian armed forces as the recent conflict between India and Pakistan broke out.
Pakistani tweeple are unhappy with her tweet that read, “Jai Hind. Indian Armed Forces”. The slogan Jai Hind is a commonly used phrase in India that roughly translates to “Victory to India”.
Pakistani tweep Ayesha K. started an online petition to remove her from the position of Unicef Goodwill Ambassador.
The campaign started on the global petitioning platform avaaz.org aimed to gain 5,000 signatures and is currently close to its goal, receiving support primarily by Pakistanis.
The petition’s description aimed at Unicef said, “War between two nuclear powers can only lead to destruction and death. As goodwill ambassador of Unicef Priyanka Chopra was supposed to stay neutral and peaceful but her tweet in favour of Indian armed forces after they invaded Pakistan airspace shows otherwise. She doesn’t deserve this title anymore.”
On Twitter, the Quantico star’s post has gotten a lot of attention. Currently, the tweet has received over 3,400 retweets and 55,000 likes. Whereas, almost 7,000 people have replied to it so far.
Tweep, @liya724, posted in response to Chopra: “Can the @UN please take back their ambassadorship from Priyanka Chopra? Celebs who fuel wars have no reason to be talking about human rights at any forum. Someone who ‘apparently’ works for children’s rights, needs to be schooled about the impact of war on children? #SayNoToWar”
Similarly, user @1bougicheescake wrote: “Thank you for supporting war in one of the most densely populated regions of the world. All this will do is create tens of millions of refugees. This isn’t about politics. It’s about humanity. @UNICEFUSA @UNICEF”
For 12 years, the actress has worked with Unicef as a Goodwill Ambassador. She has visited refugee camps with misplaced Syrians and has also visited Rohingya children in Bangladesh.
Chopra and Unicef have not made any comments on the issue so far.