Netizens criticize Deepika for not being able to express the usage of the term ‘person of colour’

Deepika Padukone, who is overjoyed with the response to her performance in Gehraiyaan, has graced the cover page of a major international publication, which is a major accomplishment. The actress took to social media to share a few shots from the photoshoot, which piqued the interest of her admirers. While her fans couldn’t stop raving over her, others were not pleased with the caption.

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Posting the pictures on Instagram, she wrote, “From being made to feel like a person of colour for as long as I can remember to making it to the cover of one of the world’s most prominent beauty magazines, it has been an arduous and uphill journey of learning, unlearning, growth and evolution. Thank you @allure for your faith, generosity and kind words”.

Well, Deepika got criticized for not being able to express the usage of the term ‘person of colour’ clearly in the caption as some netizens found her disrespectful. For the unversed, ‘person of colour’ is a term that describes those who are not white, including Indians.

Reacting to the statement, a Twitter user wrote, “I don’t understand how can a POC (person of colour) be made to feel like POC?? Babe you are that so be proud of it”. A second tweet reads, “She really needs a therapy #deepikapadukone”. Another social media user tweeted, “Aiyyooo she was born to a famous father, a model and then a Bollywood star. Still playing the victim card for an international magazine!”

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