We all know Abhay Deol has always stood out whether it is his choice of cinema or he chooses to support something. This time, it is his candid statement on social media. The actor minced no words to show how racist we are as a country, he pointed out the advertisements that propagate fairness creams and that too, endorsed by the many top stars in Bollywood. The actor Abhay Deol also mentioned some of the names like John Abraham, where the actor is seen holding the card with the shades from fair to darker. And he also wrote, “Hey! You can see the promise of darker skin too, if you read the card from left to right! He’s not telling you to go from right to left! Duh!”. He also slammed fairness cream advertisements featured by Vidya Balan, Sahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sidharth Malhotra and Sonam Kapoor.
He also wrote that Shah Rukh Khan featuring one ad by saying, “And the King Khan himself asking you — being a man, why are you using a women’s fairness cream? He’s clearly trying to make you a man, becoming whiter in the process is just a side effect.”
He added that “There’s a lot more of these campaigns that are blatantly, and sometimes subtly, selling the idea that white skin is better than darker ones. No one at the top of their game in any field is going to tell you that it is demeaning, false, and racist”. He says, “You have to see that for yourself. You have to stop buying into the idea that a particular shade is better than others.”
And as the actor slammed many Bollywood celebrities, Sonam Kapoor was also one of them and everybody knows about Abhay and Sonam’s fallout over the fairness products endorsement issue. Sonam didn’t take it lightly and they both had an online debate related to the same issue. Esha Deol who has been a part of the same and was missing from the list. So, Sonam printed it out but Abhay Deol took it very sportingly and stood against her sister as well. Later on, Sonam clarified her side by saying that she shot for the campaign 10 years back and wasn’t aware of the possible effects. And then she went on to delete all her tweets and the battle came to an end.
Now when her father Anil Kapoor was asked about the same in his recent interview he said, “It is a small thing. I don’t get involved in any matter of my kids, and let it be between kids. Only Sonam will be the right person to speak about this. If there is a crucial matter I will talk about it, so do not involve me in these small things. Sonam can handle these things well”.
And it looks like Anil doesn’t feel the need to protect her daughter as he is confident that she can tackle the situation on her own. Well, we also believe that Sonam is a strong lady and she has an opinion on anything and everything and can easily handle such a small tiffs without taking anyone’s help.
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