Actor Dia Mirza while speaking at a ‘climate emergency’ session at the Jaipur lit fest broke down in tears. Soon the video of the incident was picked up by media outlets and twitter users refused to show her any sympathy and proceeded to point out her hypocrisy.
In the video shared by ANI, Mirza can be seen sobbing while telling the audience that, “don’t hold back from being empathetic, don’t be afraid of shedding your tears”. While making her statement she also ‘clarified’ that it is not a performance and that her tears were genuine.
Seeing her crying a crew member offered her some tissues and Mirza dramatically declined the same by saying that “she does not need paper”, in a possible bid to highlight her care and concern for the environment.
Twitter users though were not amused by Dia Mirza’s action and proceeded to call out her hypocrisy over the environment.
Hey @deespeak what is the carbon footprint of vanity vans that are lined up at any film shoot site? Why do you need them, & so many of them? Do you know the amount of Deisel those generators use, the air & sound pollution they create? #justasking https://t.co/87JmKS9e9Q— Anuradha Goyal (@anuradhagoyal) January 28, 2020
Wow Kya â¹50 ka overacting.@deespeak doesn't have issues using trees for her furniture & flooring, an pertrol guzzling SUV or use â¹2.26 lakhs worth of water for her use. All this helps to save environment while a tissue paper for her glycerine induced crying is dangerous ð´ pic.twitter.com/60oFRzYarY— Arun Pudur (@arunpudur) January 28, 2020
Many pointed out how Mirza has been using SUVs for her travel and possibly also uses wooden flooring in her house. It may be recalled that Mirza had also opposed Mumbai Metro’s Aarey shed construction which is a critical component of Line 3.
Media reports claimed that when Mirza while speaking after the event said that she was upset over former Basketball player Kobe Bryant’s death and her blood pressure was low which led her to be overwhelmed.
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