The ruckus of the Intolerance Debate provided a glorious insight into the mind set of Bollywood celebrities. It has revealed how difficult it is for our superstars to admit they are not aware of a particular series of events and how they are not the best people to comment on the particular issue. As the whole facade of the Intolerance Debate came crumbling down, our celebrities were left gasping for respite from the endless barrage of criticism and ridicule. However, it seems they haven’t learnt anything from the tragedy and are still basking in the glory of their own ignorance. The latest person to engage herself unnecessarily in an issue that in no way concerns her is Priyanka Chopra .
But luckily for Priyanka Chopra, she would escape without much payback as she made the comment about Donald Trump and she is as irrelevant in America as the cheerleaders during IPL matches.
When asked about Trump’s proposed temporary ban on Muslim Immigrants from the Middle East, dearest Piggy Chops described the plan as ‘Primitive.’ Well, what qualifications does she have to comment on the Policies proposed by the leading Republican presidential candidate? And no, having acted in Quantico cannot be regarded as appropriate qualifications.
Priyanka Chopra said, “You cannot put a ban on anyone.” Well, does she mean a country cannot decide which people it allows to enter its territory? Does she mean it’s ‘Primitive’ for a nation to put the interests of its own citizens above that of Third World Migrants? And maybe Piggy Chops is not aware, the FBI has said there’s no way they could guarantee that there weren’t Terrorists and ISIS sympathisers among the people they take in. If refusing to put your countrymen at risk by taking in migrants from the Middle East is primitive, then perhaps being Primitive is not such a bad thing after all.
The hot and happening Bollywood superstar said the issue was so complex that “you can’t put a face on it anymore.” Well, she is only half correct and half utterly deluded. While it is true that people of various nationalities and races are joining ISIS, it is also a fact the group is essentially comprised of people of warring Middle East zones and others are in the minority. Also, there’s not a single fighter in the ISIS who doesn’t call himself Muslim, doesn’t it explain the temporary Muslim ban entirely?
And although I am a Donald Trump supporter and it’s because he promises to be the best candidate for India, my criticism of Priyanka Chopra has very little to do with it. My main objection is the American people accepted her with open arms and rewarded her with great hospitality. And as a guest, she should have reciprocated the gesture by politely refusing to entangle herself with the Politics of the country when the General Elections are looming large on the horizon. It was as impolite as it was rude to comment unfavorably about such a prominent figure recognising the gravity of the issue and the context of the situation.
Not really surprising it is that Priyanka Chopra made the comments on Donald Trump at the TIME 100 gala on Tuesday night in New York. I might be wrong but I increasingly get the impression it’s the American equivalent of our lit fests where Liberals further their dubious agenda through the shameful use of propaganda guised as honest opinions. I do not blame Priyanka here, I genuinely believe her intentions were sincere and honest. The only person whose intentions I do doubt is the one who decided Priyanka Chopra had adequate knowledge of the Socio-political climate of America to make an informed comment on the issue.
The celebrities must be smarter than allowing journalists and propagandists to milk their status of a celebrity to further their own political agenda. I was saddened by the fact that arguably the best actress in Bollywood at the moment and my personal favorite was used by propagandists for juicy tidbits and their own shrewd purpose. Priyanka on her part could have easily refused to comment on the issue, which she should have done out of mere courtesy towards the citizens of the United States, and ducked the question. However, she ended up becoming just another tool whose fame was for the propagandists to harness. And I guess by this time, it’s quite obvious that the propagandists knew exactly what Priyanka Chopra’s answer was going to be beforehand and she was manipulated into helping their cause. Pretty much how Shahrukh Khan was manipulated by the Intolerance Brigade into furthering her agenda against the NDA government.
Priyanka Chopra is totally ignorant about the Socio-political climate of the United States of America and her ignorance and fame was beautifully tapped into by the propagandists. Perhaps Priyanka Chopra does not realize that at this point a comment against Trump directly amounts to support for Hillary Clinton. Perhaps she is not aware how Hillary Clinton was responsible for the deaths of Americans in Benghazi, perhaps she isn’t aware how Hillary Clinton might have to undergo trial in the near future. Unwittingly and not even realizing it, the Queen of Bollywood has become part of the #NeverTrump brigade.
My problem is not with Priyanka Chopra voicing her opinion in public. My problem is that Priyanka Chopra made an uninformed judgment about Donald Trump and getting herself embroiled in American Politics without fully understanding the various dynamics of the issue at hand. My problem is with propagandists trying to project superstars as Intellectuals to suit their purpose. My problem is with Priyanka Chopra commenting on an issue that does not immediately concern her and allowing her fame to be used by people who may not have the best intentions for the people of America at large. And common decency mandates that we do not enjoy the hospitality of our hosts and then go on to meddle in their personal affairs even though there’s a section of the population that wants us to further their agenda as it will be unfair to the rest of the population. Really, is it too difficult to respond with, “I am not the best person to comment on the issue, I am sure there are other people present here who are better equipped to answer the question”?
Wow you are trying really hard to make it look like she was ‘used’. She shared her opinion. And your article reeks of the fear you have of her views being taken seriously by mass audience. This is the worst kind of argument technique. Using a person as an example to ridicule and belittle and simultaneously questioning their qualification to tackle an issue. Considering you don’t have enough insight on Donald Trump and are using him as a supposed ally of India, I’d suggest you research further to know his racism extends to Indians as well. All your opinion and support of Trump does is ensure Indians and other foreign nationals remain second class citizens in the US.
“And common decency mandates that we do not enjoy the hospitality of our hosts and then go on to meddle in their personal affairs even though there’s a section of the population that wants us to further their agenda as it will be unfair to the rest of the population. ”
Seriously? Are you going start crying now to further ‘your’ agenda? Grow up!
She, who has been staying in America for like more than a year now , apparently doesn’t understand anything about the politics of the country, but you do? They statement ” You cannot put a ban on anyone” is obviously not a challenge to the American government as you very wrongly misinterpreted it to be. And according to you they should put a ban on Muslims? What’s next? Deporting all of the Muslims in the country? Trump has repeatedly given statements against ‘brown’ people and how can you justify that? Ultimately it’s their country and in the future even if Trump becomes the President and they stand all immigrants in a line and shoot them in the head, that’s their prerogative and even though that would be wrong, can they cover it up in the name of security? You are writing articles on the internet, which are read by thousands of people, have a little sense of what you write. And talking about “why they should allow third world immigrant”, Don’t forget that you would be one yourself.
You’re an idiot…you’re probably one of the people who think building the great wall of mexico is actually a good idea…dolt…
TFI- bunch of crooks who started their FB page and would do anything to gain publicity, Even i dont know the basics of US elections, but I very strongly oppose Trump, as any sane minded person would do,just by watching his speeches on youtube and it doesn’t mean that by doing so, you are supporting the competitive candidate in the same election.
Also, I don’t think that the logic presented above for PC to not comment of politics is anywhere near correct. How do you know she doesn’t know anything about the tidbits of US politics, may be she does. You think you know it all by writing shit bits about anything that is happening.
Do yourselves a favor- Fire the guy and like minded people who wrote this.
Just like how you shared your views regarding Donald Trump and his politics without being in the same time zone as home, I think Priyanka Chopra did the same.
Donald Trump’s presidential bid and his views are as real as the wrestling moves in WWE. He is a bigot, a racist and a liar who has repeatedly changed his stance on multitudes of issues. He will be a disaster of a president and will be solely responsible for the third world war.
What a dumb article I must say. Forced me to post my first ever comment on any article and point out the sheer stupidity painted all over it.
Author is trying really hard to find fault in a perfectly fine and mature reply from pc but failing miserably to produce a single logical argument. He is living in his own delusional world of what is “right” and “wrong” when someone is a “guest” in a foreign land. I mean who the hell made you judge of that!?
Whoever wrote this piece must be amazingly young in his art.
That’s a compliment buddy.
“OPINION is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement about matters commonly considered to be subjective.
What distinguishes fact from opinion is that facts are verifiable, i.e. can be objectively proven to have occurred. An example is: “United States of America was involved in the Vietnam War” versus “United States of America was right to get involved in the Vietnam War”.
Your article is absolutely ridiculous 🙂
Just the fact that you’re a Trump supporter proves that you’re an unintelligent, sexist and racist dimwit who needs psychiatric care.
Don’t take it the hard way ,
Well, if you want you can…
why are you so riled up by Priyanka voicing her opinion
Are you in a anyway qualified to do that…??
The only thing I was able to make out with all this rant of yours, is the fact that you are dumb.
Grow up dude…
No one wants to listen to your bitching,
See you voiced your opinion and this is me being you …
And you like Donald Trump, well now I think about it…
The Frustrated Indian is really frustrated now, is your viewership dropping by harping right wing agenda all the time in India? Pick the worst person in the world to support (Donald Trump) and defend so you can gain even more fans and viewership. What’s next? Kim Jong Un?
@The Frustrated Indian, Indians are frustrated because you let such dumb writers spread bullshit content across social media.
Take note, all of this writer’s content has hateful elements in it. Aptly following in the footsteps of his ideal Donald Trump.
You moron. You breathtakingly helplessly uninformed smug Kolkata moron.
You say she shouldn’t comment on things she does not understand. You presume having read some about ISIS puts you in good authority to comment? She’s quite right, it is quite primitive to label every Muslim a possible terrorist. Its called racial profiling. Most of the educated world, pseudo shmucks like you aside uniformly agree that it is primitive. Why so? Refugee vetting is a thing. The obligation of non-refoulment does not preclude processing and indeed, the United States today has the most stringent processing measures in place. So indeed, despite all of the above, to limply assume that every fifth person in the world is a terrorist is rather inane.
What is this ‘Host’ non-sense. She is in the United States on the merit of her own prowess as an actress. It isn’t some handout, unlike the handout’s trump’s failing businesses require to sustain themselves in the near future. Aside, what political distinction has Trump shown immediately or in the near future or in all of his career to represent acumen to decide what is best for a whole goddamn country? None. For chrissake, aside from ‘Lets hang all of em muslims’ there hasnt been a single statement from trumps end to illustrate an iota of thought towards his presidential bid. Aside from ofcourse ‘I have many policies…i have the best policies.” and “I have done a lot of research..i have the best research” only to be trumped by “I have a lot of plans..I have the best plans” without an inkling as to what any of these are. Do you even follow the race as it stands today or just blindly comment from the comfort of your Rosogulla couch.
Trump is good for India? How the fuck is he good for India?
Just go back to eating your fish and smoking your pot.
Also, the America expert here declared Hillary guilty when Repubs have spent some 30 millions dollars and failed trying to nail her for Benghazi.
“Its called racial profiling”
What race are Muslims? Last I checked, there were Muslims of all races and ethnic backgrounds.
“Refugee vetting is a thing.”
How then is refugee vetting somehow not primitive? When you’re vetting a refugee, aren’t you assuming that that they are a terrorist instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt, a supposedly non-primitive way of doing things?
“So indeed, despite all of the above, to limply assume that every fifth person in the world is a terrorist is rather inane”
But if you don’t engage in racial profiling, then doesn’t that mean that everyone will be treated like they are potential terrorists, instead of just Muslims? Isn’t that primitive? Based on your logic, any sort of attempts to regulate immigration into the US is primitive, because the very fact that someone is being screened means that the US suspects them of wrongdoing.
I agree and disagree on this article’s viewpoint. I completely agree with the fact that Priyanka is in no way politically equipped to answer such a question, let alone be asked to attend the Time 100 Gala, but I won’t say further with regard to that because neither am I. I also agree about how she should have avoided the question at this time of hypothetical political unrest and anxiety.
However, I think this article was, somehow, biased in the way the writer most persistently and clearly took sides(right or wrong – I am noone to decide). Also, as far as the situation regarding Middle-East immigrants is concerned America must appropriately deal with them, completely barring them would just make them ignorant but at the same time a meagre threat truly does prevail.
Also, on the other hand, even though Priyanka doesn’t quite have the right to talk about an issue that she isn’t concerned with, at the same time I think it is one’s duty to have an opinion just like you did to write this article and I did to counter-argue your opinion.
She is more know in America than you think dumb man. She was the most searched celebrity st the Oscar only after Leonardo Dicaprio. You are a heter whose life just got more miserable. This shows how much sexist you are, beacuse you think a woman, and an actress haas no right to put her thoughts forward. and she was asked by TIME magazine to say about Trump ans TIME thinks her view matter, so who the hell are you to judge her? and whio gave you right to do so? By the way, do we care about your shiity thought? UM… NO.
You must be living in a well, like a frog. I pity your friends, family and others, whose lives you are destryoing coz of your dumb thoughts. WAke up LOSER and go eat ROSOGULLA, MISTI DHOI and MAACH.
This article is utter piece of shit.
“The latest person to
engage herself unnecessarily in an issue that in no way concerns her is
Priyanka Chopra. But luckily for Priyanka Chopra, she would escape
without much payback as
she made the comment about Donald Trump and she is as irrelevant in
America as the cheerleaders during IPL matches.”
must be really frustrated loser. She was asked by THE TIME MAGAZINE to
comment on the topic and I think TIME knows better than you or whole
Indian press. TIME THINKS HER OPINION MATTERS and you are a piece of shit to comment on that.
And, America is not so dumb like India where stars
opinions are met with ban, stone and puppet burns. J.K. Rowling too said
against TRUMP and what happened? NOTHING, if I’M not wrong ROWLING is world known figure.
Isn’t she? She escaped right? No, she doesnt need to escape. There is nothing like India,
people are not as dumb as some Indian morons who threaten those who stand against or share their opinion. America is true democracy and no one is shooed away just because they had an opinion.
By the way, she was at
TIME 100 and people do know her in America. You forgot that she sat
under the same roof as Donal Trump himself at TIME 100. Ryan Reynolds,
Enrique Iglesias, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and many others have said they would like to
work with her.
Wow..!! This is so much shit.. all I see is the writer’s hatred for priyanaka. Its like you will blame her for the deaths of tigers of she bought a knife for her kitchen.
You support Trump because you think that a “temporary” Muslim ban is required? WTF. Have you ever bothered to turn on your television and see the kind of shit he does? African Americans are publicly humiliated, often abused, violently handled, and literally thrown out of his rallies. He’s racist, a male chauvinist, and a complete asshole.
Well it cannot be denied that not only you are a frustrated person but also the level of your cerebellum dwarfism is beyond repair.
If the guy is wrong in criticizing Priyanka, so are the dumbos commenting on his article. Priyanka opined, so did he. And Trump is a legitimate conservative candidate. Nowadays, if someone doesn’t believe in the dubious ideas of liberalism, they are called racist sexist and all types of – ists, just to be shut up and put down. Truth is these so called ‘liberalists’ are the most narrow minded, bigoted, hypocritical piece of junk you can encounter. BTW, HILLARY SUCKS! THAT’S MY OPINION.
She blossomed in an Indian milieu where. next to being certified as congenitally backward, being a good looking vacuum like Jabberlal Nehru or Rahul Gandhi is a sure passport to fame and fortune. (Others’ fortunes, mainly). Besides where would Bollywood be without Dawood Ibrahim, Pakistan and Black Money? Somebody should tell her what happened to Dev Jane Gobra Gaddi before it is too late.
You seem to think that you know America very well, and yet you go on to claim that Hillary was responsible for Benghazi! There have been so far how many, 7 congressional investigations and 32 congressional hearings? And yet not one of them have found her guilty. But here you are declaring her guilty! You should probably testify in of these hearings if you know something that soldiers on the ground don’t know.
Trump called for a blanket ban on all muslims. No just middle east immigrants (which can perhaps be justified). If you think that’s justified you are absolutely primitive. Literally every single group of people need to be banned from somewhere or the other by that logic. Oh there are gang rapes on buses in India? Lets ban all Indians from public transportation!
Read mostly criticism in the comments.. but i personally don’t find anything wrong said in the article. Good one author.
You seem to be an extreme dimwit. Firstly, trump is never going to be an ally for india. The only thing is that USA will stop helping pakistan if trump comes to power, because he thinks that USA will survive if they keep themselves isolated from the rest of the world. That doesn’t mean that he will be an “ally” for us. Also, if he does come to power, most of our countrymen will end up losing their jobs. There will be a state of extreme unemployment and all that we can do is crib. Trump believes that outsourcing of jobs is dumb, like you. Also, you have written that Priyanka made an uninformed judgement. Now, considering that she lives and works in the USA, i believe that she would definitely know more about the presidential issues (and whatever it may be called), than you. I assume that you live in india and are just randomly writing stuff because you think that you are right. Now, whose opinion would be better informed? Your’s or Priyanka’s? Think about it. Also, learn to write. It’s almost like a donald trump speech. Kept going on and on, without a real point. Believe me. That’s what he does. Tries to seem cool to the voters, says nothing about how he will “Make America Great Again”.