We are living in an age where people hide behind their laptops to pass sly and shady remarks on people as per their own convenience. Especially for celebrities, people think you’re a public figure and they have the full right ridicule you. Taapsee Pannu has time and again been the subject of ‘cheap’ trolls that are abusive and hurtful. We salute her for being so vocal every time and giving back to these nameless-faceless trolls.View this post on Instagram
Yesterday night on Instagram, Taapsee gave it back to a troll that called her ‘faltu heroine’ and also said that the actress can’t act in films. Well, the man who was sending her messages didn’t stop here as he also stooped down to the level of character assassination. Yes, you heard it right. There were words like ‘r***i’ used for the actor without understanding how demeaning it could be.
She did give it back to him strongly though. She wrote, “Exactly kya utha utha ke? Kyunki uthaya toh hai maine, standard but aapko shayad nahi samajh aaye.” Sharing another screenshot, she wrote, “O hooooo. Very persistent you are. 4-5 baar aur likho please toh shayad maan jau.”
Here are the screenshots shared by Taapsee:
© Instagram/Taapsee Pannu
© Instagram/Taapsee Pannu
This is not the first time that Taapsee has dealt with such nasty trolls. Here are a few other instances:
1. A user questioned Taapsee’s nationality after she shared a news article about the arrest of the main accused in the violence at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, the site of Sikh faith founder Guru Nanak Dev’s birth, in Pakistan. When a Twitter user asked her if she was an Indian, she hit back asking, “Ab tumhaare ko bhi paper dikhaane hai kya? (Do I have to show my documents to you also?).”
Ab tumhaare ko bhi paper dikhaane hai kya ? https://t.co/cinxcQ3x7y— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) January 6, 2020
2. In 2019, a Twitter user attacked her saying, "You're a cheap actor. Your mental state is not right.” To which, she responded, "Ok sir. When are you giving me therapy sessions? And in the bargain also tell how to become an 'expensive' actor. Inflation toh mere mein bhi hona chahiye na.”
Ok sir. When are you giving me therapy sessions ??
And in the bargain also tell how to become an ‘expensive’ actor. Inflation Toh mere mein bhi hona chahiye na 🏻♀️ https://t.co/PpcgHM86r3
3. In 2020, Taapsee was targeted for voting in Delhi elections. One of the social media users criticized the actor for not getting her name transferred to the voting list in Mumbai, where she works as an actor. She responded back strongly and tweeted, “I am living in Delhi as much if not more than Mumbai. My income is taxed through Delhi... Kindly don't question my citizenship, worry about yours n your contribution to it.” She added, “And also to add, you can take a girl out of Delhi but you can not take Delhi out of this girl. And you are no one to tell me what I should do and what I should not. I guess this response will be enough to tell u how much of a Delhiite I am.”
And also to add, you can take a girl out of Delhi but you can not take Delhi out of this girl. And YOU are no one to tell me what I SHOULD do and what I SHOULD NOT! I guess this response will be enough to tell u how much of a Delhiite I am.— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 8, 2020
In one of the interviews with Hindustan Times, Taapsee spoke about if these trolls affect her. She said, “I say these trolls are my closeted well-wishers and even they don’t realize that they’re actually benefiting me instead of actually harming in the long run. I hope they also change their tactics because these current tactics are not working in their favour, they are working in my favour.”
She also added, “There are a hundred others who are brainwashed into hating and believing that they are anti you, and then everyone ends up ganging up together to form ‘hatred army’ making fun of the fact that my replies are being tagged as befitting. But they don’t realize it’s not funny. I never thought I have an image of giving a befitting reply; these trolls have given me this image and that has kind of benefited me a lot in a way I never thought it will.”
It's really heartwarming to see celebrities making a statement just like Taapsee has been doing. It might be easy to spread negativity and hence people who have nothing to do are experts in doing so.View this post on Instagram
It’s time that we appreciate Taapsee for being so vocal and highlighting the fact that nasty trolls should be called out. People should speak up on how trolls can be mentally draining and it can affect your lives deeply.
No one’s saying no to the fun trolls or memes but calling someone names and demeaning them is not something that we should allow to be a part of our digital culture.