Tamannaah Bhatia gets flack for #AllLivesMatter Tweet

Bollywood actress Tamannaah Bhatia has caused an uproar on Twitter with many slamming reactions towards her #AllLivesMatter tweet.

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“All lives will only matter when Black lives matter too."

Indian actress Tamannaah Bhatia has been slammed online for her “#AllLivesMatter” tweet a proclamation many felt was ignorant.

The tweet has definitely attracted a lot of uproar towards her for posting such as tweet without its implications.

Many people are definitely not happy with the image she has posted as part of the tweet, which depicts her with a stranglehold around her neck and face using a black cosmetic colour, alluding that she is using #BlackLivesMatter as an aesthetic.

A lot of reactions to her tweet are calling her out as a hypocrite for not defending people in her own country when it comes to lives mattering, as Abhay Deol has pointed out in an Instagram post, and accuse her of jumping on the social media wagon without realising what it means.

Some are reminding of her about the popularity of skin lightening creams in India, hence, creating a divide for those having dark versus fair skin, and how many Bollywood stars promote such beauty products.

Although the actress might be trying to suggest that everyone’s life has a meaning to it, the slogan #AllLivesMatter has got associated as a form of criticism of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Therefore, with Bhatia putting out such a tweet it has definitely got the attention of many questioning her judgement.

This tweet follows the recent surge of celebrities across the globe voicing their opinions, protesting against racism and police brutality concerning the death of George Floyd.

Bollywood celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor, Karan Johar and many more have shown their support for the BLM [Black Lives Matter] movement.

Stars like Priyanka Chopra and Disha Patani have been called hypocrites for BLM support while previously having been accused endorsed skin-lightening products.

Other Bollywood stars like Sara Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and now Tamannaah Bhatia are showing their support for “#AllLivesMatter.”

Sharing a picture of herself with a black hand imprint on her face, Tamannaah Bhatia wrote on Twitter:

“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.”

However, many social media users did not approve of Tamannaah’s post and condemned the actress.

Many people are definitely not happy with the image she has posted as part of the tweet, which depicts her with a stranglehold around her neck and face using a black cosmetic colour, alluding that she is using #BlackLivesMatter as an aesthetic.

Here are sone of the reactions to Bhatia’s tweet:

“And I’m pretty sure she benefits for the color of her skin color in Bollywood but go awwffff susss”

“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.”

“girl you need some basic education, this is embarrassing”

“if tone deafness was a tweet.”

“I am confused. Black colour filled on her neck and posting a hashtag of #AllLivesMattter. How is this relevant? Just want to know.”

“NOT A SINGLE CELEB IN THE WHOLE WORLD USED BLM AS AN AESTHETIC … HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE FIRST ONE ? #BlackLivesMatter”

“All lives will only matter when Black lives matter too. The things that happen are too unjust. Please don’t take that away from them with your All lives matter # it’s absolute nonsense. Please read more and educate yourself.”

“India and Pakistan are obsessed with whitening creams. Unsurprising, as both cultures have for hundreds of years, told people a darker skin colour is ugly and unworthy. Darker people in these countries are usually in lower skilled jobs because they aren’t allowed to progress.”

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Dr. Deepa Sharma criticised the actress for her involvement with endorsing fairness creams. She wrote:

“Some actors think doing dark make up is some sort of support or empowerment to humanity.

“@tamannaahspeaks Don’t mind but you started getting work in South Indian film industry for your very fair complexion only, not bcoz of talent.

“You have endorsed Fairness products as well.”

Spideykook enthusiast points out “a couple of things” that were wrong with Tamannaah’s post. He wrote:

“There are a couple of things I want to point out to you miss Bhatia:

  1. DO NOT use black lives matter as an aesthetic
  2. Nobody ever said ONLY black lives matter, but all lives can’t matter unless you treat black people equally
  3. Speak on up racial equality the day Bollywood.”

He further adds:

“Doesn’t promote fair & lovely and ponds white beauty anymore. Speak out against your peers when they promote such products that have had an incredibly degrading and depressing effect on millions of Indian girls who are made to believe their skin colour isn’t perfect.”

The reactions of this kind continue on the thread as responses to her tweet. Showing that the majority have not welcomed the tweet by Tamannaah Bhatia and do not see it offering any kind of support or purpose.

The actress has not responded to the backlash and it remains to be seen if she understands why many people are feeling as they are towards her tweet and message.

Ayesha is an English graduate with an aesthetic eye. Her fascination lies in sports, fashion and beauty. Also, she does not shy away from controversial subjects. Her motto is: “no two days are the same, that is what makes life worth living.”