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Deepika trolled over WHO collab

Published : Apr 22, 2020, 10:11 am IST
Updated : Apr 22, 2020, 10:11 am IST

The actress’ attempt to highlight the importance of mental health roused the ire of Twitter trolls

Deepika Padukone
 Deepika Padukone

While fans are hailing their favourite celebrities for practising social distancing, Deepika Padukone was mercilessly trolled for collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to discuss the importance of mental health.

“Prioritising mental health during the pandemic and beyond… Join Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO and I, as we discuss the importance of mental health during the #COVID19 pandemic and lessons we can learn for the future,” Deepika shared in a post on social media.


Soon after, the Chhapaak actress was subjected to multiple trolls, with one fan stating that she won’t watch her movies anymore and that her respect for the actress has gone down. “Is she stupid ? Or is she that stupid? (sic),” tweeted a user. “My respect for Deepika has gone down million times. I will no more watch her movies. Sorry but this is my view. (sic),” wrote another.

The actual trigger for trolling was the WHO director himself, who was criticised for keeping the dangers of novel coronavirus a secret. “WHO has been doing a lot of promoted campaigns after COVID outbreak exposed their credibility and USA stopped the funding. This is also one of the promotional campaign. Deepika has no concern about mental health or reality of Tedros. It’s all about money,” one netizen pointed out, while another user was clear that no one will be interested in asking him any questions.


“Well it’s entirely ur choice @deepikapadukone but kindly give it a thought tht how can people accept the bhakshak (?????) as rakshak (?????). Nobody would like him answering the questions on that programme when he should answer questions regarding his conduct during #COVID19 (sic),” the user wrote.

This is not the first time that the Padmaavat actress has been subject to trolling. She was recently trolled for following WHO guidelines of hand washing.

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