While it’s a fact that celebrities enjoy a more privileged life than most people, hearing them say things that are tome deaf and that reek of privilege is never a joy ride.
Because unfortunately, many celebrities are so encapsulated by their wealth, influence and status that it blocks them from seeing how other people are experiencing this thing called life. Let’s take a look at the celebs who have sadly, passed such remarks.
1. Sara Ali Khan
We all remember when Sara Ali Khan made this extremely colourists statement during a talk show, right?
If you wanna be tan, just put some on some bronzer, and if you wanna be fair, put on some powder. It’s not the end of the world, and it shouldn’t define you at all. There is a higher probability and success rate for you to attempt to change yourself, than the world, because they are not going to change. Sara Ali Khan in conversation with Barkha Dutt
2. Kim Kardashin
Get your f–king ass up and work. It seems like nobody wants to work these days. You have to surround yourself with people who want to work. – Kim Kardashian told Variety Magazine
3. Saif Ali Khan
When Saif Ali Khan compared actors’ work to the job of frontline workers, during the pandemic, it caused quite the uproar and rightly so.
During the lockdown we quietly sat at home for six months, wasted our lives and lost our time. But now when the government is saying go out and work to support the economy, we are in the frontline again. It’s a high-risk profession, almost like working at a hospital. – Saif Ali Khan told The Quint
4. Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot really put us through a bit of a mental wringer when she released a collaborated song to help ease the world’s distress during the pandemic. There was just too much chaos and grief in the world at the time for a song to heal it.
5. Pooja Bedi
Let’s not forget how Pooja Bedi told her followers to not care about the pandemic and roam free wherever they can. People’s lives depended on everyone social distancing and taking proper precautions, y’know?
6. Sonam Kapoor
When Sonam Kapoor made a whole lot of people mad with her classist comment. Not only was her statement insensitive, it was also based on parental and generational wealth. Which, simply put, is privilege at its best.
7. Abhijeet Bhattacharya
Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya really woke up one morning and just blamed the less fortunate for their circumstances. Yes sir, blame people who are suffering because of systemic failure for losing their most valuable possession, their lives.
Kutta road pe soyega, kutte ki maut marega, roads garib ke baap ki nahi hai I was homeless and never slept on the road.
Jeez, reading these induces an almost irreversible cringe.