‘Bollywood Celebrities Who Endorse Fairness Products Are Supporting Black Lives Matter’: Kangana Ranaut

Swarajya Staff

Jun 06, 2020, 04:47 PM | Updated 04:47 PM IST

Kangana Ranaut (Facebook)
Kangana Ranaut (Facebook)

Noted actor Kangana Ranaut has slammed the Bollywood celebrities for hypocrisy on the Black Lives Matter movement as they themselves appear in advertisements endorsing the fairness products.

In an interview with BBC, videos of which were shared on Twitter by Kangana’s team, the National Award-winning actor said that the Indian celebrities were supporting the movement in US but were mum on local issues as it has become “fancy” to be part of the bandwagon.

“Well, I think it has become fancy to somehow be part of this bandwagon, which is relevant to the west. But, if you see how Asian celebrities and actors work, they are very impactful in this part of the country but I don’t know how they are participating in the social-political reform of America,” Kangana said.

She said that before asking the world to reform people should reform themselves.

“Every country has its own set of issues, we need to first deal with the evil within us, before going out to try and reform the world. We are failing to do that,” she said.

Kangana added that all the “successful” Indian celebrities barring her are endorsing “all kind” of fairness products, while also supporting the movement in the US.

“They have been endorsing all kinds of fairness products and so [when] they shamelessly stand and say black lives matter, I mean, how dare they? why is no one asking them?” she said.

“What about these million dollars deals that they have been doing with all kind of fairness products and how come now suddenly black lives matter?” she added.

“Racism is deep rooted and when you have commercialised such events and you have commercialised your dissent as an individual that is the lowest humanity can hit,” Kangana said.

Kangana also hit out at the Indian celebrities for failing to speak up for the two Sadhus and their driver who were lynched by a mob in Maharashtra’s Palghar. She said their selective activism is being called out in the country due to the absence of any outrage from them for the Sadhus.

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