On Sunday, Deepika Padukone took a stand against the cheap journalism adopted by a leading newspaper. She took to Twitter and asked, "YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??"
The leading tabloid posted a link on its twitter handle, titled "OMG: Deepika Padukone's Cleavage Show" , the pictures were all shot from top-angle in an unaesthetic manner which caused an outrage towards the actress's modesty. Not the kind to take it quietly, Deepika shook the twitteraties and the media world with her stand against such sleaze news stories.
One of India's well known journalist too supported Deepika's stand and tweeted, "Good for you @deepikapadukone - nothing embarrasses misogynists more than some plainspeak!" With so many people standing by the actress's side and providing her support in the matter, one would expect this leading tabloid to apologize, but what they did shocked us more than the sleazy article they first carried on the actress.
The news organisation tweeted: "It's a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew!" After this post, the organisation was scrutinized further for their baseless reply and actress Amrita Puri even retorted saying, "@TOIEntertain your response to @deepikapadukone was disgusting and so goddamn stupid! I'm so glad I discontinued my subscription a year ago."
Director Sandiip Sikcand too shamed the tabloid tweeting, "SHAME ON TOI !! Someone tell these so called reporters that in a top angle shot, their mothers & sisters would look the same!"
The entire Bollywood film fraternity has stood up for the actress and shamed people who adopt cheap tactics in the name of journalism. People who are supporting the actress even started a Twitter trend with #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone.
So if you have something to say, then use the hash-tag to voice your opinion, meanwhile check what the Bollywood celebrities have reacted in regard to this Deepika Padukone cleavage controversy.
@deepikapadukone - we just slam ourselves back into the dark ages! Reputed channels inciting regressive shit. What are they thinking?! Sad!
More power to @deepikapadukone :-) dats how u shut them upppp
@deepikapadukone absolutely disgusting that this is what they choose to write about! Good on you for speaking up against this bullshit! Xxx
It is the high camera angle not a low neckline. What is low is the standard of journalism. Downright SICK!!! @deepikapadukone
We have hit a new low today...forget complimenting a woman have the ability to respect a woman first...
Well done @deepikapadukone ! Taken a stand for all of us. Xoxo
Appalled....shocked and disgusted at the level of disrespect shown..Deepika or any women in the world cannot and should not stand for this!!
@deepikapadukone superbb reply!! 👍👌Glad that someone stood up! N i cant believe they actually replied to justify instead of apologising!!!!!
Proud of @deepikapadukone for standing up and speaking her mind. Too many others in this country would have sat on the fence and kept quiet.
Brilliant strike @deepikapadukone. So fearless a message and truly inspiring coming from you as a role model to millions of women all over.
@deepikapadukone way to let 'em know! #LikeABoss @TOIEntertain TUM se yeh ummeed nahi thi #SMH #owned
Aditi Rao Hydari
Thank you for this! About time! 👏#RESPECT "@deepikapadukone: YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??"
Dear yellow journalism, a star showed you that some of you are green. • Dear yellow journalism, yeh-lo!
I just read here in Malaysia about @deepikapadukone retort to cheap sensational journalism,well done girl.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
@deepikapadukone doing just that!! (N THATS how u pay a compliment )
My simple question to the media regarding the Deepika-Cleavage story is.. Can this messenger be shot??
Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you @deepikapadukone