In the aftermath of the Pulwama suicide attack that killed 49 CRPF jawaans, the emotions in the country are running high. People are bashing those who have a more neutral or pacifist stand on retaliation. Recently, MP Navjot Singh Sidhu was slammed on social media for saying that we should not blame an entire country (Pakistan) for the acts of a few. Kapil Sharma, on whose show Sidhu appears as a 'judge', was also criticised for supporting Sidhu when the latter was fired from the show over the comments. Now Mallika Dua is facing some heavy criticism from some right-wing supporters for her latest Instagram video (that she later deleted). Imran Khan Reacts to Pulwama Terror Attack, Says If India Opens War Front, Pakistan Will Retaliate.
In the video, Mallika is heard saying about how she has been hearing about the whole outrage thing that people are having over the terror attack, She claims that people are asking each other how they could lead lives normally when soldiers are getting killed. And then comes the controversial part.
Mallika now states that there are so many people dying of hunger and depression, which hasn't stopped us from leading our lives normally. So what's new about this situation, she asks. Pulwama Attack Aftermath; Pakistani Shooters to Miss ISSF World Cup 2019 in India Despite Visa Clearance.
Needless to say, her mistimed and misplaced comments did not find favour with social media users.
Watch the video below:
Mallika Dua ( yes, yes, defender & daughter of alleged molester Vinod Dua ) says so many people die daily due to hunger, depression etc etc.
So, why mourn martyrs ? pic.twitter.com/N2hLq2m8MB
— Suresh Nakhua (@SureshNakhua) February 18, 2019
Check out some of the reactions for her video:
Good grief. malika dua this is worse than being tone deaf. You really can't distinguish between an act of war and hunger and malnutrition? https://t.co/AJ0e8BEdLy
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 19, 2019
#privilegedbubble #privilegedmorons Her father has been accused of serial sexual harassment, and here's the daughter, trying to compare sacrifice for nation in an act of war with daily deaths. @MallikaDua
— Dr Abhinav Prakash (@abhinavprakash5) February 19, 2019
Am more than ashamed to hear this, when @MallikaDua can't distinguish between our brave soldiers fighting for our country, giving their lives and people dying of hunger. Like seriously? https://t.co/NT7TMzoKjY
— Sumit Kumar (@heyusumit) February 19, 2019
This is disgusting. Miss Dua has a messed up perspective here. Then you should not protest against @BDUTT 's n other women's harassment too. By ur logic rapes harassments murders eve teasing happen everyday yaar, why so much hullabaloo over famous women's harassment? https://t.co/95eR1OAIM5
— blank. ha! (@SummerDupahriya) February 19, 2019
@MallikaDua though question is genuine but the way you raised it is just disgusting. how can you compare two entirely different issues it just shows how ignorant you are. Shame on you https://t.co/qDZQSMFab1
— Ratan Deep Yadav (@Deep_Yadaw) February 19, 2019
Mallika Dua, who is a popular comedian and actress, is not a stranger to controversies. She had once alleged that Akshay Kumar had misbehaved with her during a reality show. Her father, Vinod Dua, a popular television news personality, had been accused of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement and she, an otherwise staunch supporter of the movement, had been criticised for her soft stand on him.