Preity Zinta opened up about #MeToo movement in an interview recently. No it was not about her #MeToo moment but she trash talked about this whole revolution.
As soon as her video of the interview got online, she is facing criticism from netizens and even her fans. Twitterians are even trolling her for her response on her this movement. When asked about her #MeToo moment she laughed and said, “I wish I had.” She even said that Bollywood is one of the safest industries and women are using this campaign “for personal vendetta or publicity.”
During her interview she was asked that if she has faced such things at her workplace, she said, “No, I haven’t, I wish I had. At least, then, I would have had an answer to tell you. No and that’s what I am saying that this is a very relevant question because people treat you the way you want to be treated.”
Preity Zinta after her controvercial statement, was reproached and slammed on internet.
She laughingly revealed that someone once told her, “Aaj ki sweetu kal ki #MeToo ho sakti hai.” (Today’s sweetu might become tomorrow’s #MeToo)
Criticizing her response one of the tweets read, “Cringing and embarrassed as I watch this Preity Zinta Interview.
1. She filed a case of molestation against Ness Wadia in 2014. Yet, she says she’s never had a #MeToo moment?
2. @iFaridoon stop capitalising on this movement for views! First Rakhi Sawant, now this. STOP!”
Another read, “Didn’t expect such a disgusting comment from her. Making a joke out of such a revolutionary movement for women as woman herself is despicable. Please educate yourself before you utter such rubbish to stay relevant in the news. #preityzinta #metoo”
One other female twitter user wrote, “#PreityZinta when people tell you, you are bubbly you don’t have to literally be that cheerful and forcefully crassy while talking about something sensitive as #metoo Demeaning it by wishing you had such an experience? Lost a lot of respect for you.”
In her clarification Zinta said that the video is edited and this is insensitive.
People had not forgotten Rakhi Sawants absurd comments on Tanushree Dutta and #MeToo, and now Preity’s response on this is really heartbreaking.