Priyanka Chopra under fire after BeautyCon incident

Priyanka Chopra at BeautyCon 2019. (Photo Credit: John Sciulli/Getty Images)

Priyanka Chopra has come under fire for her handling of criticism over a tweet posted earlier this year in support of India’s Armed Forces.

During the BeautyCon event in LA this past weekend, a Pakistani woman named Ayesha Malik,  confronted the actress during a Q&A session over why (despite her role as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador) she voiced strong support for India’s Army at a time when it was teetering on the brink of war with Pakistan.

In late February tensions were high between the two countries, both nuclear powers, following the Indian bombing of a Pakistani village.

At that time, Priyanka posted this to Twitter:

“Jai Hind” is a slogan that means “Victory to India” or “Long live India”.

Malik was cut short after her mike was taken away, and when she continued to speak in raised tones, PC responded with “”Whenever you’re done venting … got it, done? Okay, cool”.

The actress went on to say “War is not something I am really fond of, but I am patriotic”.

See the interaction below:

PC’s social media and social media in general has been inundated with comments, some of which have been extremely hateful.

Some persons accuse the actress of being dismissive towards a valid criticism, given her position as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

Others however are voicing support for PC, saying she has a right to express her patriotism, adding that she tweeted support for the troops and not war.

The actress has not directly addressed the criticism arising from the incident.

Ms Malik however believes she is justified in bringing the issue forward.