Many of us use social media to keep up with the latest photos of some of our favourite celebrities. They may be movie stars or sporting legends. Although some of them are very involved on social media, others continue to post photos and videos of some of their life’s most memorable moments.
Certain people, on the other hand, visit social networking sites solely to mindlessly troll celebrities. They seem to have only one goal in life: to objectify celebrities based on their clothing and behaviour. Celebrities, especially women, no longer ignore these trolls and respond with appropriate responses to silence them. We’ll look at a few examples in the lines that follow.
Mitahli Raj, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, has had to deal with such trolls. She once shared a photo of herself at a party with a fellow Indian cricketer. Someone trolled her by leaving a message on her picture, “sorry Smt Captain, hahaha odd looking. the fasina wet.” To which Mithali replied, “I m where I m because I sweated it out on d field! I see no reason 2 b ashamed f it when I’m on d ground inaugurating a cricket academy.”
After losing to Maria Ulitina of Ukraine in the Rio Olympics, she was heavily trolled. Another badminton star from India, PV Sindhu, was mentioned by a twitter user. The post read- dear saina…pack ur bags..we hav found someone who knows how to beat the best ones. To this Saina replied- ‘Sure thank u, Sindhu is doing really well, India is doing really.’
She met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Berlin and took a photo with him. Several users advised her to cover her legs and even exhibit little modesty in response. Priyanka, on the other hand, chose to ignore the trolls and remained mum.
The stunning host, who rose to fame as the nation’s heartthrob, later married Indian cricketer Stuart Binny. Though playing for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, he did not give his best performance.
Mayanti was blamed by others, and hate messages were sent to her. She responded by saying, ‘Dear Trollers, I hope no one ever demands the death of your loved ones or sends you violent images threatening the same……I’ve been working since I was 18.
Instead of wasting time calling me a gold digger, go get a job and earn the right to support your self and your families. I hope bullying made us feel better about yourselves, cause otherwise was it really worth it?’
She’s had to deal with bullies like this on social media many occasions. Someone once wrote this on a picture of her in a bikini-clad, ‘Km se km social media pe aisi gndi pic mt upload kriye…gndi gndi movie bna ke desh ki young pidhi ko to brbad kr hi rhi h aaplog…’ To this, Taapsee replied- ‘Gndi??? I knew I should’ve washed that sand off me. Next time I will take care. I ‘aaplog’ for that.’