Celebrities falling prey to trolling on social media is commonplace. In Bollywood, personalities from the towering Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Sonakshi Sinha, Swara Bhasker, Taapsee Pannu and Anushka Sharma have been amongst many others to face toxic reactions on web. Some select to offer befitting reply whereas others merely ignore the trolls.
Swara, who typically finds herself on the receiving finish of trolling, instructed IANS: “I say what I believe. I don’t tweet because somebody paid for it. If there’s something important and it’s necessary to talk about it then I will definitely share my views. One should stand up for their beliefs and that’s what I follow.”
Asked if trolls hassle her members of the family, Swara replied: ” They do but we have to live with it. It won’t stop me for standing for right.”
Actress Sonakshi Sinha has been operating a marketing campaign titled Ab Bas in opposition to cyber abuse. In August, she had give up Twitter on going through large trolling. However, she didn’t keep quiet. She took a authorized motion in opposition to the perpetrators. Since then, she has been urging everybody to chorus from such harassment.
“It’s time that we protect our own dignity online, report mean comments and bullies, kyuki #AbBas. Let’s make a change by flooding timelines with kindness instead!” she wrote on Instagram.
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja was on the receiving finish of trolls when she requested folks to not villify Rhea Chakraborty unduly within the Sushant Rajput Singh demise case. Sonam obtained threats and abuses on social media, however she took to Instagram Stories and lashed out at folks for sending her abusive messages. She additionally had uncovered the trolls.
TV persona Nia Sharma doesn’t wish to indulge herself in arguments on social media.
“I use social media to distract myself from stressful situations. I like to use social media in a fun way. I don’t like to argue with people and involve in baseless conversations. I try to learn from Instagram. I keep checking several pages from where I can learn something or the other. Be it a make-up related page or a hair styling page, I devote time on social media on these things rather than paying heed to unecessary arguments,” she stated.
Nia was not too long ago trolled for slicing a cake formed like a male member on her birthday.
“Saath Nibhaana Saathiya” and “Bigg Boss 13” contestant Devoleena Bhattacharjee has additionally skilled negativity on-line — particularly for her “zero chemistry comment between her Bigg Boss co-contestants Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill”. Devoleena had claimed that her mom was additionally abused by tollers for her opinion.
“I faced maximum trolling during ‘Bigg Boss’. From death threats to nonsense about my mother, I have faced it all. These things do not bother me. Social media is so untrue. I believe real stars are the ones who make their name with their work. Social media fame can be money-oriented. Dealing with trolls is easy for me. I take it in a fun way. Also, you can’t shut a street dog barking at you. Similarly you cannot stop trolls. The fun fact is they make me more famous by trolling me!” Devoleena shared.
“Lipstick Under My Burkha” actress Aahana Kumra feels lockdown has elevated the extent of toxicity on social media.
“I can’t understand how people can say bad things to others without even knowing them. Social media, no doubt, has become a toxic place. Lockdown has made so many people toxic. I have seen a lot of people passing horrible comments,” Aahana stated, including she was additionally trolled throughout lockdown.
“I usually don’t run wearing a mask. It makes brearthing difficult. So, there was a day when I was running and there were a few photographers around me. I decided to wear my mask at that time because I was surrounded by people. My pictures got circulated on the internet, where I saw many social media users criticising me and passing mean comments like, ‘I am just pretending to wear a mask’. So, I have unfollowed almost everybody on social media. It’s very important to have peace in life,” she added.