Things like trolling, slut-shaming, and body-shaming have become quite common on social media these days. With increasing technology, the gap between a common man and a celebrity is decreasing. Your favorite actors are just a click away and you can make them know what you think about them anytime by posting tweets or messages on social media accounts. Sadly, there are many who do not utilize this opportunity in spreading love rather they prefer trolling other and making people feel bad with hate comments. ‘Kumkum Bhagya’ fame Shikha Singh who is popularly known as Aaliya recently became a victim of slut-shaming.
The actress is really active on social media. She says that she has faced a lot of slut-shaming and hateful comments but receiving a shameful comment from a police officer came to her as a shock. The actress decided to expose the person and one of her friends searched his profile to collect proof of his identity.
Shikha soon compiled the proofs and posted on her Instagram exposing the police officer who slut-shamed her and wrote a demeaning comment for her. Here’s what he wrote:
“Beautiful. Pl upload some hottest poses with bikini or microminis as new year gift”.
Here’s Shikha’s post exposing the officer:
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Just bcos a person doesn’t put hands at you, that doesn’t mean they aren’t abusive. Abuse is Control, Blatant disrespect, and also hurtful words. You can’t get away easy Mr. Jagdish Gunge !! Shame on you!! @mumbaipolice @mumbai.police #ahmednagarpolice @maharastra_police #howcansuchpeoplewearpoliceuniform @thetimesofindia @hindustantimes #disgrace #shamefulact #willnotbetolerated #udontdictateme #shutyourdirtymouth #respecttheuniform
Talking to Bollywood Life about the incident, Shikha said:
“We keep getting a lot of hate messages, there’s no denial in that. But I saw this and I just wanted to see who this person is. And when a friend decided to check his Facebook profile. That’s when we found out that he’s a police friggin’ officer. It was very disappointing and I thought it needs to be brought to notice because these are the people who are protecting us.”
She further added:
“It’s not just them, I have an issue with the mentality. I have an issue with anybody who is doing it. Unfortunately, this guy who I’ve just highlighted is a police officer which is a shame. In general, you have no right to write such things on our page. As a celebrity, you think we’ll only be seen in skimpy clothes but it is our call. It is my call what I want to wear, you don’t dictate. Neither can you dictate this to any girl, she will wear what she wants to wear. She will do whatever she wants to do. Who the freak are you to tell them!”
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I’m not the average girl from your video and I ain’t built like a supermodel. But I learnt to love myself unconditionally because I’m ME #beyou #loveyourselffirst #befitnotskinny #healthiswealth #fitness #imnotskinnyimfit #workmode #loveforblack #absenceofcolors #boldandbeautiful #cosidefinebeautiful
Shikha has planned to take strict actions against the officer. She said:
“Yes, absolutely. I saw that he lives in Thane. So I’m going to go to the Thane police station on 21st January 2018 and I’m going to try to find this guy. I am pursuing this. Such things cannot be left so lightly. Most of the people I know and a lot of people commented on the post saying ‘What can you do? Just ignore’ and all that. The problem is that the more we ignore, the more they do it and they think they are getting away with it. We need to pick it up so the next person doesn’t think about doing it.”
Expressing why there is a need to stop people from passing such comments, she said:
“Absolutely. It’s very important to stop these people at this stage. You don’t have to wait for someone to touch you here and there on the road. You don’t have to wait for rape to happen. Fight the mentality and put a stop to it. Everything is abuse. It is all wrong on every level. We don’t tell you what to do and you don’t tell me what to do. Everybody should stand up against it. You need to stop ignoring it. Stand up and voice your opinion. If you don’t, trust me, there’s some other girl who will face the brunt of it.”
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