In recent times, even though our country is struggling with the pandemic, our social media feeds were flooded with pictures of Bollywood celebrities traveling to the Maldives. But, those pictures have initiated a debate on whether our Bollywood celebrities are being insensitive & are disconnected from the reality of millions fighting for their life and livelihood.
Recently, actor Amit Sadh shared a hard-hitting message with Hindustan Times taking a dig at celebrities and the “privileged lot” who shared their vacation pictures online while the country suffers from the coronavirus.
He took to Instagram and announced that he will be taking a break from social media. He also mentioned that his gym posts aren’t helping anyone while Mumbai is in a difficult situation. He wrote:
“The recent events have made me reflect on whether I should be posting my pictures and reels. Especially when my city Mumbai and the entire state is under strict COVID restrictions. I believe my posts…will not heal or entertain anyone. I personally feel the best way to be sensitive about the situation is to pray and hope for things to get better,”
As per News18, Amit opened up more about his decision in an interview. While talking about celebrities sharing their vacation pictures online, he said that “some celeb profiles are startlingly disconnected from reality”. He also mentioned that “the privileged lot should be more sensitive at this time, and not rub their privilege in people’s faces.”
“Is Brad Pitt showing you that he is on an exotic island while the rest are battling corona? No, right? There’s so much suffering around and how can you pretend that it’s all okay because it hasn’t affected you? This has been on my mind for weeks. Everything is fake, where’s the place for simplicity?” he said.