Glorification of trolling adds crazy pressure on entertainers, leads to bullying: Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka said the encouragement for trolls comes from the fact that everyone’s opinion is becoming news, which makes it difficult for celebrities to avoid it.
Priyanka Chopra is busy with the promotions of her latest film Isn’t It Romantic, however, when she recently visited India, she spoke at length about the recent rise in trolling on social media. The 35-year-old actor had quite a few statements to make about the growing trend, which leads to actors being at the receiving end and can sometimes lead to depression.
Priyanka said the encouragement for trolls comes from the fact that everyone’s opinion is becoming news, which makes it difficult for celebrities to avoid it. It is these very same opinions which lead to the bullying of celebrities and worse leads them into depression. She added that it is one of the many pressures of living in the digital world as it does not come from the celebrities or fans but from anonymous people on the internet, who sit behind the screens in their houses and comment on pictures and everything actors do. Interestingly, Priyanka was a victim to trolling last year on her wedding after she burst firecrackers, and even the kind of clothes she wears, sharing the pictures on Instagram, to face trolls. However, Priyanka said people should live the lives they want and not live their lives according to what people want them to live. The Quantico actor said children should be taught to avoid such opinions, because it is such trolling that leads to people thinking twice about how they look like on Instagram and Twitter and what their imagery actually is.
On the film front, with the release of Isn’t It Romantic, Priyanka is now busy with Shonali Bose’s Bollywood film The Sky Is Pink, a film which will see the actor ageing from 22 years to 66 years, which she termed difficult. The actor will also be seen in Cowboy Ninja Viking alongside Guardians Of The Galaxy’s Chris Pratt.