Now, if you closely look at this criticism, then you may realize many shamed her for making a big deal out of doing yoga. This because several underprivileged women actually do daily wage work until the last day before they are due to give birth. Now by that logic, (almost) every social media user needs to be shamed and criticized!
We need to be shamed when we post a pic of a family dinner at a fancy restaurant. Because there are several underprivileged kids who don’t know from their second meal will come from.
We need to be shamed when we post a picture of our wedding or our family member’s wedding because there are several underprivileged families who don’t even have money to put their kids in school or get themselves decent medical healthcare.
We need to be shamed when we post pictures of our adventurous travel because there are several underprivileged families who are living on the footpaths on such cold winter nights.
We have no right to judge others with the standard that we don’t hold ourselves up to.
There was another kind of criticism that we felt was unfair. The criticism that how Kareena Kapoor is showing off her pregnancy for promotion.
Now like any other pregnant mom, she is doing what she does for a living. She endorses brands and just because she is pregnant, should we expect her to stop working? Will we tell our pregnant friend to stop going to the office just because she is pregnant. Then who are we to comment on how Kareena chose to make living while she is pregnant.
Now don’t get us wrong. We don’t believe in worshipping celebrities.
If you have been IFORHER’s regular reader, you would know we celebrate the inspiring story of real heroes every day. We don’t believe in celebrity culture. But at the same time, we don’t want to forget that these celebrities are as human as we are. They might have the privilege and so do we. If they need to be shamed, so do we and so do you!
In the end, Kareena Kapoor was promoting prenatal yoga and self-care through her post. And, it’s fine if you didn’t find anything great about it. But surely, there is no reason to troll her or shame her. There is no reason to tell her how our rural woman’s struggle is way harder than hers. There is absolutely no reason to glorify the rural women’s struggle and call the struggle heroic. Because the woman doing labor work till the last day of her maternity phase is very unfortunate, not heroic. It is a thing that no society should be proud of!
And for the last time, don’t worship celebrities. Don’t treat them as heroes! But, don’t forget to treat them like humans!