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A pure gold wives tale!

Published : Apr 6, 2017, 12:26 am IST
Updated : Apr 6, 2017, 6:51 am IST

When tweets are trolled, these star better halves rise to the provocation with sheer purpose.

Priyanka Upendra
 Priyanka Upendra

Viscous trolls were first directed at celebs. But lately, Twitterati seems to be rather intolerant towards star wives or celeb better halves. A piece of opinion can spark up a cycle of arguments, only to cause an online furore in no time. First, with Mira Rajput having received flak for her views on feminism and parenting ideals. And now, the latest star wife to have gotten the shorter end of the stick is Sakshi Dhoni who was recently targeted for her tweet to the minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who tweeted how the superstar cricketer was served the Aadhaar service after getting it updated. The post however, did not go too well with his wife Sakshi, who went on to tweet to the minister to express her disappointment about the invasion of privacy. The response created quite a stir, and what followed were comments in utter distaste, to the extent of maligning Sakshi’s image. History is also laden with similar instances. Not too long ago, Gigi Hadid was labelled “racist,”  after her sister Bella uploaded a picture of the former emulating the expressions of a tiny Buddha statue. Given how the web of insults, only seems to be getting murkier, we dig deeper...

“I strongly believe in the adage: ‘to each his own.’ When you’re in a public space, especially on social media, it’s inevitable to be subjected to different responses. As stars and public figures, I feel it’s a part and parcel of speaking your mind. It’s common to see people go overboard when it comes to commenting or responding, especially if you aren’t one to mince words. Take it with a pinch of salt, and remember to shield yourself from all the negativity that’s there. Because, it’s unavoidable. You cannot stop the critics but you can always maintain your calm and take it in your stride as one of the baggages of being somebody who a lot of people follow. No matter how demeaning it may be, the best is to be detached from comments that are nothing but by-products of frustration,” opines Priyanka Upendra.

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