Many Indian celebrities took to their social media accounts to seek justice for the brutal murder of George Floyd. However, this was not welcomed by netizens who felt celebrities turn a blind eye to the various injustice and discrimination happening in their own country.
One such actor who is being heavily criticized for a “tone-deaf” post is Tamannaah Bhatia.
Your silence will not protect you. Doesn't every life matter, human or animal? Muting any form of creation is against the universal law. We must unlearn and learn to be human again, express compassion and practice love.#AllLivesMatter #WakeUpWorld pic.twitter.com/Ixzq39ueJC
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) June 5, 2020
The Baahubali star has taken to her Twitter account to post a monochrome picture of herself with hashtags that read #AllLivesMatter #WakeUpWorld.
The post received heavy backlash from the netizens, who asked her to “educate about the issue first.”
Please educate yourself and stop saying "all lives matter", when it's a dog whistle used by racists to drown out the message of BlackLivesMatter.
— Suresh Singaratnam 🎺 🎶 (@sureshtrumpet) June 5, 2020
Netizens started questioned her motive behind posting such a controversial post. Some users pointed out that the actress endorsed a fairness cream brand a few years back and demanded an explanation as to why she did the same.