Turning 37 is a milestone worth celebrating on a yatch, but looks like things didn’t go as planned for Global superstar Priyanka Chopra.
The actress faced major flak after she was seen smoking while celebrating her birthday on a yatch with her husband, mother & friends. The actress was smoking a cigarette, while her husband Nick Jonas and mother Madhu Chopra were seen smoking a cigar on a yatch in US.
Smoke over nothing?
While some users targeted Priyanka for smoking publically. Others had a different reason for slamming the actress.
During Diwali 2018, Priyanka put out a video urging people not to burst crackers as she was an asthmatic. She pointed out that the smoke from crackers impacts breathing pattern of those suffering from asthma and animals & urged people not to celebrate Diwali.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) November 22, 2018
This offended several Twitter users who accused Priyanka of targeting Hindu festivals.
Hypocrites!!!! firecrackers in your wedding. Just goes on to show why Bollywood celebrities should never be used as a role model. Preach what you practice or else keep quiet.
— bikash das (@bikashRD11) December 2, 2018
The users pointed out that Priyanka was being hypocritical while asking people not to burst crackers but on the other hand didn’t mind smoking publically.
#PriyankaChopra giving comments on diwali to not use firecrackers and all & I have asthma people like me suffer during diwali and blabla
Pic 1. Firecrackers on her wedding
Pic 2. Smoking cigarette
Now this cigarette won't affect you and the firecrackers didn't harm to anyone pic.twitter.com/ZYYm8eRuaO
— Anurag Tiwari (@Anurag2748) July 21, 2019
The curious case of #PriyankaChopra
Pic 1: When In Bollywood, Asthma campaign.
Pic 2: When In Hollywood, Who's got the weed. pic.twitter.com/SXVd52sEUQ
— Irfan (@simplyirfan) July 21, 2019
Priyanka also received flak for bursting crackers during her wedding in Jodhpur. Massive fireworks at the grand wedding too had irked several social media users.
A woman of double standards, hypocrisy at the peak. Have nerves to do what you talk. Shame on you
— Veeresh Mugali (@VeereshMugali) December 3, 2018
How about your wedding?? Burst firecrackers where is asthama now
— Ken kaneki (@Kalaskarvenkat5) December 3, 2018
However many also defended the actress over her choice, saying it was unfair to target people for smoking.
Why must a woman justify her choices ? Maybe it was herbal (if laws permitted), maybe just a drag.. maybe she was just lighting it ..Maybe now she smokes..How can pollution, vehicular or otherwise, engulfing an entire city be compared to 3 ppl smoking ? #PriyankaChopra
— Tehseen Poonawalla Official (@tehseenp) July 21, 2019
She isn't trolled for smoking. She is reminded that she suffers from asthma.
— Hema J (@Hema_quotes) July 21, 2019
Practice what you preach
Actors and those living in public life must be careful of what they say. While it is ok for an adult to smoke, but practicing the opposite of what you preach will only lead to public condemnation.