Controversy Ensues as Priyanka Chopra Makes Inappropriate Remark about Kate Middleton on Citadel
Priyanka Chopra, the globally renowned Indian actress, recently made an inappropriate remark about the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton on ‘Citadel,’ a talk show hosted by the Russo brothers. This incident has stirred up quite a bit of controversy on social media and beyond.
What Did Priyanka Chopra Say About Kate Middleton?
During the show, Priyanka Chopra and her co-guest Eduardo Franco were asked to choose a favorite Hollywood Chris among Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, and Chris Evans. Chopra responded by saying that her favorite Chris was her husband, Nick Jonas, and that she calls him ‘Nick Jiju.’
Following the Chris question, host Anthony Russo satirically enquired about which British Kate Chopra would rather kill, Mary-Kate or Ashley, or Kate Middleton. To this, Chopra responded, “Oh, Kate Middleton. I’m a bit of a feminist, and I’m not sure we should be killing royalty.”
The Backlash on Social Media
Priyanka Chopra’s inappropriate remark about Kate Middleton has earned her criticism and backlash on social media. Angered individuals, especially feminists, have stated that Chopra’s response was in bad taste and highlights the ongoing problem of women pitting themselves against each other. They claim that Chopra’s statement puts down Middleton in public, where anything a public figure says can be held up to scrutiny and critique.
Though Chopra has stayed silent on the matter, her fans have been very active on Twitter trying to damage control. They tweet ‘chopra deserves all the love’ and ‘the beautiful soul Priyanka Chopra has a great sense of humour, and people need to stop judging her.’
The Larger Issue
The backlash to Chopra’s statement underscores the larger issue of women competing against each other in a patriarchal society. In many cases, when we notice women slighting or putting down others, whether in public or private, it can often be attributed to society’s conditioning of women to compete against each other instead of uniting and fighting against patriarchal structures that exist in the world.
The way society portrays women has a tremendous impact on the way women view themselves. The dangerous narrative of women fighting against each other and buying into the idea of the ‘queen bee’ has its roots in societal conditioning. This conditioning leads young women to believe that there’s only space for a few women, and everyone else is competition.
The Importance of Unity and Support
In contrast to this narrative, women ought to look out for one another and support each other. The idea that only a few of us can hold space is a false and limiting belief that has kept us behind for far too long. Women need to challenge the messaging that seeks to divide them and create a new dynamic that is supportive, encouraging, and nurturing.
We must create a space where women can lift others up without questioning their worth or competition, where we can inspire each other, support each other’s passions, and genuinely feel happy for the success and accomplishments of others.
Priyanka Chopra’s remark about Kate Middleton is a small example of the larger problem of women pitting themselves against each other in a competition that they have been conditioned to believe exists. What we need instead are efforts to support and uplift each other. Women need to come out of this conditioning and understand that they can achieve anything they want if they support and encourage one another. Only then will we truly thrive as a society and create change where it’s much needed.
Summary: Priyanka Chopra’s inappropriate remark about Kate Middleton led to social media backlash, prompting criticisms about women perpetuating the idea of competing against each other in patriarchal society. Instead, unity and support for one another should be encouraged for women to thrive in all aspects of society. #ENTERTAINMENT