George Floyd’s homicide has shocked the entire world and people have come to the streets leading to protests. These protests against racial injustice have not only sparked an uprising in the US but across the globe and they continue to surge.
While the demonstrations for #blacklivesmatter continues, Bollywood celebrities have lent their support to the cause. However, actress Kangana Ranaut has called out the glaring gap between how the influential in the industry stay mum when such incidents happen in the country. She even cited the example of Palghar lynching and highlighted how they go all out to support the socio-economic fabric of the US.
She said, "I think it has become fancy somehow to be a part of something which is relevant to the West. But Asian celebrities and actors are very impactful in this part of the country. I don’t know why they’re participating in the socio-political reform of America and a few weeks ago when two sages were killed openly in by a bloodthirsty mob and were handed over by cops themselves, there was not a word from anyone, because I think that would probably resonate with the majoritarian sentiment.”
Kangana is known for her strong and powerful comments and revealed how most of the celebrities do multi-dollar deals to endorse fairness products. However, they do not hesitate in extending support to causes like Black Lives Matter. She also pointed out how racism is deep-rooted that they've even failed to acknowledge that gap.
The Indian celebrities they’ve been endorsing all kind of fairness products and today shamelessly they stand and say black lives matter, I mean how dare they? Our industry even shies away from casting darker actors for characters that are supposed to be fair-skinned. Why is no one asking them about these million-dollar deals that they’ve been doing with all kind of fairness products and how suddenly all black lives matter because racism is deep-rooted and when you have commercialised such events that is the lowest humanity can hit.- Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut has survived through thick and thin and has deflected each and every blow directed towards her. She has never shied away from taking a stand on matters of importance or voicing her opinions. She once again spoke about how celebrities find it easy to support minorities but will never extend their support towards the majority and probably do not subscribe to the views of conversion.