"Don’t feel bad if I unfollow you."
Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan has condemned celebrities for continuously posting workout videos on social media while in self-isolation.
Farah angrily compared the constant bombarding of workout videos as a greater pandemic compared to the outbreak of the Coronavirus across the globe.
Sharing her frustration, Farah Khan took to Instagram to vent out her anger in a video. She captioned it: “BAS KARO yeh workout videos!!”
In the video, Farah can be seen requesting celebrities to stop posting such videos just because they want to maintain their figures. She said:
“Hi, I am Farah Khan aur sab log video bana rahe hai isiliye maine socha menin bhi ek video banau. [Everyone is making videos, that is why I thought I should make a video too].
“And in the interest of public health and safety, my video is saying that, ‘Please, meri humble request hai sare celebrities aur stars se ki [It is my humble request to all celebrities to] please stop making your workout videos and bombarding us with it.’”
Farah Khan continued to mention that despite the celebrities not having anything else to worry during the Coronavirus pandemic, other people do. She said:
“I can understand that you’ll are privileged and you don’t have any other worries in this global pandemic except for looking after your figures but some of us, most of us have bigger concerns during this crisis.
“Toh please humare upar rehem kijiye aur workout videos bandh kar dijiye [so, please for our sake stop posting workout videos] and if you can’t stop then please don’t feel bad if I unfollow you. Stay safe.”
In response to Farah Khan’s rant online, actress Kavita Kaushik expressed her opinion.
Kavita regularly posts fitness and yoga videos on her social media. Despite not mention Farah’s name, it is clear her post was aimed at the director. She wrote:
“Those irking with other making cooking videos/workout/cleaning/tiktok/singing videos etc need to start meditating asap [as soon as possible] besides using the unfollow button, I mean who complains about variety on social media in a time like this?
“Mehfil badal lo yaar [change it], it’s a click away, don’t nag!”
As a result of the outbreak of the Coronavirus, people are being asked to isolate. Countries like the UK, Pakistan, Italy, India and more are currently on lockdown.
This drastic change in world order has led to people finding solace and entertainment in social media.