"this is not the best time to put my silly pictures"
Amit Sadh has revealed his dismay at people using social media to flaunt their privileged lives at a time when India is struggling with the Covid-19 second wave.
Numerous Bollywood stars have taken to Instagram, sharing pictures of their lavish trips to holiday destinations like the Maldives.
This has drawn criticism, with many slamming them for showing off their wealth while many are struggling with India’s second wave.
Amit Sadh is one of those who has slammed the wealthy.
He said: “I don’t care about myself right now because the life force of the world, especially in India, is at a halt.
“We’re suffering, so how can I talk about a project?
“We’re in the middle of a pandemic, and we need to understand that this is not a joke and take it seriously.”
Amit took a break from social media on April 7, 2021, after seeing the crisis unfold in the city. He was also angry over how some people are ignoring it.
He continued: “It has been troubling me. For me, this is not the best time to put my silly pictures and motivate.
“Somebody has Covid, somebody doesn’t have salary, somebody doesn’t have work, somebody’s parents are sick.
“How will my quote or my reel or my dancing move or my comedy will inspire them?
“That is the reason why I made the decision that I’m going to go off from posting about my life and how amazing I am and how everything is so perfect.”
Amit Sadh returned from Dubai after getting treatment for his knee. He believes it is not the right time to “show how privileged we are and rub it on people who’re struggling”.
He explained that some people are being “insensitive” with some of the photos they are posting on social media.
“They are not asking the people about their hardships, and just putting pictures, or I did this and that or bought that, or this is my next movie.
“I am a part of it too. I am disgusted with myself too, and that’s why I stopped it.”
While he has expressed his criticism, Amit is not against living or having privilege.
“But this is not the time to flaunt the privileges. In India, I’m just a little upset with how rich people are behaving as if Covid doesn’t exist.
“That is not a good and very insensitive message.”
He added that people should use their platforms to spread awareness and to make a change.