'I Command Power And Influence That's Why Trolls Want To Shut Me Down,' Says Taapsee Pannu On The Toxicity Of Social Media - EXCLUSIVE

Taapsee Pannu who is every active on social media feels it has lately become very toxic.

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'I Command Power And Influence That's Why Trolls Want To Shut Me Down,' Says Taapsee Pannu On The Toxicity Of Social Media - EXCLUSIVE
Taapsee Pannu who is  every active  on  social media feels  it has lately become very toxic. “Social media gives everyone  a certain power which not everyone is equipped to handle sensibly. A lot of them use it the wrong way.” She feels the freedom for free-speech  is being misused. “Since it’s a free country anyone can say anything, and the limits of how far one can go are not specified.”

 She tries not to  react to the  trolls. “But I guess it’s human to get provoked. Most  of the time I don’t allow myself to  get provoked.The alarming thing is, there’s so much of the toxicity one just  gets used to it and immune to. I don’t know whom  it’s more unfortunate for that I’ve gotten so used to the  toxicity that it doesn’t affect me  any more.”

The  rise  of the toxic troll tribe  would be amusing it were not so tragic.  “I just feel like laughing sometimes  at the whole circus. But then  it is so sad  and  strange that people have so much  bitterness in them and they are living with the  bitterness all the time.”

Taapsee’s  family  does get affected  by  all the  negativity. “It does  affect  them because they are  not part of  the entertainment industry . They are not used to it. But  it is  a part of my life and  they will have to get used to it. I have  had conversations  with  my family on this matter.” 

The trick is  to not allow the attack to  govern your life.  “ I won’t change  because of the trolls.  If I change it will be because of my own intrinsic  process  of growth and  not  because  of some pathetic troll in his or her dingy corner venting spleen. No, I  won’t change because  of them. It  only makes me stronger  more determined  to stand up for what  I believe in.”

Taapsee  feels the  trolls  are after you only when  your voice counts.  “Somewhere  my voice counts .I guess I do command  a certain power and influence. That’s why they want to shut me down.I don’t get  triggered  easily. When I   do  I don’t stoop down to the level of the troll. I will  never  lose  my dignity in replying. That’s the basic  difference between me  and and the troll.”   



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