When Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan addressed the United Nations of Friday (World Peace Day) her message of tolerance and inner peace was clear albeit not to everybody watching the LIVE stream from across the world, some of whom saw this as an opportunity to indulge the usual rhetoric of bashing her image. The fact that she quoted the Sanskrit ‘shloka’ was deflected by these unrelenting naysayers some of whom I’ve been reading comments from across social media. They claim that during her address, she was speaking in a “fake British accent” (obviously, these people don’t know their British) and others (of course) opting to childishly comment on her curves and choice of outfit. I remember when their commentary was limited to just picking on her for giggling (an idiosyncrasy) on foreign platforms, now they come at her from all angles in every way imaginable.
As a disclaimer, I should say that I do not work for Rai-Bachchan or as a publicist for anyone (many have often accused me of being a secret PR for many celebrities including Rai-Bachchan, if I were a publicist wouldn’t I be professionally obligated to identity myself as one?) As a matter of fact, I chose to use this blog to address a few misconceptions and am in no way giving these obviously sad and depraved individuals a platform to broadcast their sick views.
To those who thought she was speaking in a “fake British accent”: You obviously have not heard of code-switching. Stay in school, learn something then come back and we can have a conversation. Stay in school kids, stay in school.
To those who have a problem with her new curves: You need to mind your own body.
To those who had a problem with her choice of outfit: Not to validate your senseless and pointless complaints with a response but I feel it should be noted that if Rai-Bachchan had worn a suit, you would have complained that she was trying to hide her “Indian-ness” or that she was ashamed of her heritage as you all have done on countless occasions in the past. Here in America, when Angelina Jolie addresses the UN and helps underprivileged children in impoverished nations, she is applauded, despite being a bona fide fashionista, people do not focus on what she is wearing on her peace trips or UN addresses, the fact that she is making a difference is all that matters and all that should matter.