The second wave of Covid has hit India hard; the deadly virus is still evolving and the death toll is still rising. However, in these difficult times, many celebrities opted to go on international vacations and since then have been bombarding social media with their vacation pictures. This insensitive behavior angered Rohini as she lashes out at the celebrities for their actions. Known for her bold speech and no-nonsense attitude, Rohini took to social media to express her outrage and said, “For all of you vacationing in Maldives and Goa and exotic locales, remember, it’s a holiday for you. It’s a bloody pandemic all over. So don’t be an insensitive idiot and post pictures of your privileged life. This is not the time to boost your Instagram numbers. This is the time to step up and help, or if you can’t do anything, then shut up and stay home! Or stay quiet in your holiday home. Masked up. No photos. This is not Fashion Week or Kingfisher calendar time!”
Siding with Rohini renowned writer Shobha De and actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui too followed her in this trend. Shobha De shared the post written by Rohini and captioned it “Well said @rohiniiyer. It is the height of vulgarity to flaunt those ridiculous pictures. Enjoy Maldives by all means. You are blessed if you can get such a break in these bleak times. But do everyone a favour... keep it private. "
Sacred Games actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui too was disheartened seeing this he said, "These entertainment celebrities posting vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling under the worst recession. …Logon ke pass khana nahin hai aur aap paise phenk rahe ho. Kuch toh sharm karo. Perhaps going on holiday is not so wrong as showing off about it?"
As India continues to ache, Rohini’s trend has attempted to teach people to be sympathetic. Let us see which next celebrity will join Rohini Iyer, Shobha De, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in this trend.
Image Source: Instagram/shobhaade/rohiniyer
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