At Beauty Con in Los Angeles, one audience member addressed Priyanka Chopra for a Tweet in which the starlet conveyed her support for the Indian Army. Ayesha Malik, who is of Pakistan decent, stated, “It was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity because as your neighbor, a Pakistani, I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite… You are a UNICEF Ambassador for peace, and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There’s no winner in this. As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business.”
The microphone was then taken from her before she could finish her statement. The Tweet in question was one Chopra sent out that translates to “Hail India.” Malik felt it was wrong, as she sent it at a time when both countries were on the brink of nuclear war. She continued to question Chopra on why she would promote nuclear war against her home country. Chopra replied, “I hear you. Whenever you’re done venting.” The young activist posted the whole interaction on video to Twitter. The argument has since gone viral.
In the second video clip Malik shared, Chopra fully replies stating, “I have many many friends from Pakistan, and I am from India. And, war is not something that I am very fond of but I am patriotic so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me, but I think that all of us have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk, just like you probably do as well.”
Malik questioned Chopra’s rhetoric in a Tweet, “Sorry, didn’t realize that speaking on a humanitarian crisis was ‘venting.’” Fans have taken to Twitter expressing their newfound resentment towards the actress and public figure. Many have been taking issue with her condescending tone, telling Malik “don’t yell… we’re all here for love.” Many feel it invalidated Malik’s argument.