So here's what happened exactly:
A few days back, Priyanka, along with her brother Siddharth, went to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. For those who don't know it is a memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. It is a grid of 2,711 concrete slabs that resemble coffins. The monument was opened in 2005 to commemorate the three million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, killed by the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler.
Priyanka took selfies at the Holocaust Memorial and posted them on her Instagram stories. Given these tragic associations with the site, Priyanka's action touched a nerve with people and they started commenting on how disrespectful and insensitive she was being. For those who don't know there is an unsaid rule of no-selfies at the Holocaust memorial, which is followed so that such a grim incident in the history is not connected to something as frivolous as a selfie.
Here are some of the tweets which were posted slamming PeeCee:
One of these pictures is very offensive but outrage is directed at the other. pic.twitter.com/UoQ1kxWaaM— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) May 30, 2017
@priyankachopra hope you had fun clicking selfies at the Holocaust memorial!!! 😠😠😠👎— Udta_Poonja (@VikramPoonja) May 31, 2017
@priyankachopra I used to think of you as a sensible person till I saw your posted selfies at holocaust memorial 😬— Vakul Garg (@vakulgarg) May 30, 2017
Well, Priyanka isn't new to political controversies. Apart from her recent controversy with the picture with Narendra Modi, she was also embroiled in another controversy last year when she posed wearing a T-shirt with a sensitive message for the cover of a popular international glossy.
The shirt struck out the words 'refugee', 'immigrant' and 'outsider', while the word 'traveller' stood out. Many felt the cover was insensitive, since being a refugee is generally not a choice for people.
PeeCee later apologized for the same while speaking to a news channel in Delhi. She had said, “I’m really, really apologetic about the fact that so many sentiments were hurt. I was very affected and I felt really, really horrible and that was never the intention.”
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