Pooja Bhatt recently made her Instagram account private. Days after turning her account private, Pooja explained why she chose to do this. Ever since the nepotism debate intensified post the demise of Sushant Singh Rajput,several celebrities especially star kids have been on the receiving end of hate and online abuse. The Bhatt family including Mahesh Bhatt, Pooja Bhatt and Alia Bhatt have been severely trolled in the past month. Their upcoming film Sadak 2 is also bearing the brunt of this hatred.
Explaining her move to make her Instagram handle private, Pooja wrote, “This has to be said. @instagram seems to have become a place where people anonymously & otherwise use their access to hurl abuse,threaten rape and goad you to ‘go die’. I used to ignore this sort of talk as I always believed that only people who are in pain themselves want to hurt another and also that if you accept love,you must accept criticism too. But is someone wishing you and your family death, constructive criticism or just an attempt at vile cyber bullying?”
While many celebrities have preferred to switch off their comment section, Pooja did not want to go down that path. “I have been advised to turn off all comments but by doing that you block out all the positive,well meaning,constructive feedback as well. Why should I push back the people who give me good vibes for the ones that only spew venom towards people in general? But what I have done now is make my account private. You want access to my world? Make a request. You want to converse with me,cut out the abuse. As for wishing me death,the same God and Universe that watches over you,watches over me as well. I will pass when life decides for me. And as long as life keeps me breathing I will live to the optimum and revel in the now. We seem to have become a pathetic lot.. spewing abuse,inciting violence,following agendas of manufactured hate like sheep,” she wrote.
“We are still in the middle of a pandemic. People are dying in huge numbers every day… due to Covid,hunger,depression & unemployment. But those lives lost don’t seem to concern the haters. Their hate is what consumes them instead. But yet,I wish them well. May they heal. May they hurt less. May they reclaim the humanity they were born with yet choose to toss aside. May they live..Healthy,long lives. As for the ones who take time out to fill my life with positivity no matter what,I send you lots of love and offer my deepest gratitude. Life is short. And the ones who choose kindness form the glue that keeps this fractured world from falling apart. Thank you ???? Love you all! Yes the bots too,” she added.
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