Mia Khalifa called out Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Twitter about her silence on the farmer’s protest in India and things just got real.
Mia Khalifa has recently been in the news for all the right reasons. As multiple international celebrities are coming out in support of the farmer’s protest going on in India, India’s very own global megastars are coming under fire over their blatant silence over the news coming out of New Delhi.
Mia Khalifa did the same as she called out Priyanka Chopra, also known as Mrs. Jonas after her marriage to Nick Jonas, on Twitter.
Mrs. Jonas has not voiced her opinion yet, as Mia clearly points out.
Is Mrs. Jonas going to chime in at any point? I’m just curious. This is very much giving me shakira during the Beirut devastation vibes. Silence.
— Mia K. (@miakhalifa) February 7, 2021
This follows tweets that she made earlier this week in support of the same protest as well as multiple Instagram posts too, which was covered in our article here.
After coming out in support of the farmer’s protest, alongside celebrities such as Rihanna, Amanda Cerny, and Greta Thunberg, this time Mia Khalifa directly called Mrs. Jonas out. She reminisces it to Shakira’s silence over the blast in Lebanon last year. Shakira is half-Lebanese and has never spoken up about the tragic event in Beirut.
Not known as one to keep mum about political issues, Priyanka Chopra-Jonas is one of India’s most recognizable as well as vocal artists.
Previously she has come out in support of the Modi government and the BJP, a right-wing nationalist political party in India that has used Islamophobia to gain a massive following, as many Twitter users pointed out.
Mrs Jonas is a Modi supporter if you recall what she said about the actions taken by his government on Muslims.
— Yusuf.k1🔴⚪ (@k1_yusuf) February 7, 2021
People of our country only talk about atrocities in other countries. We don’t wash our linen in public. You know we are pretty hypocritical and absolute cowards that way. 💩
— i think i (@bipolarised) February 7, 2021
Some people pointed out to Mia Khalifa that she had already spoken up for the farmers.
As the conversation started gathering momentum, a few people were quick to point out that Priyanka Chopra had spoken about this issue as early as December. She was among the few mainstream Bollywood celebrities to show their support for the protest.
Before trying to get your "activism" points maybe do some research. https://t.co/nn24VmWahQ
— 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘆𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗮 (@updatespriyanka) February 7, 2021
She already did! and got dragged for standing up in support of the farmers! https://t.co/Tn5zHcGDHr
— samaher (@primargot) February 7, 2021
However, some people wondered if one tweet suffices.
Should she, as a star, use her platform to bring light to the plight of the Indian farmers, or should she stay away from it and not get herself involved in politics after showing her support once?
Yes. But she has been silent since then. I don’t think that is enough. Now is the time to speak up. Human rights violations are happening now. She should speak now if she does support the farmers 😊
— Harpreet Kaur (@Harpree93691173) February 7, 2021
Priyanka Chopra is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
She has been associated with UNICEF for over a decade and a half and is seen regularly posting about her philanthropic work and love for the underprivileged. For her work in Bollywood, she was also awarded the Padma Shri award, India’s highest civilian honor.
In the light of this information, does her support stand firm or does she need to do more? Does Priyanka Chopra need to listen to Mia Khalifa?
Mia… That's a wishful thinking. Mrs. Jonas has been awarded Padmashri (highest honour) by the present Indian govt. She was gleefully tweeting about Airstrikes, as if it was a cricket match! She is unfit to be an UN ambassador.
— Neelam Sumbrui (@neelamsumbrui) February 8, 2021
Do you think Mia Khalifa was right to call Priyanka Chopra out? And do you think she will respond to her? Let us know!
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