Priyanka Chopra’s new magazine cover triggers online row

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Actress Priyanka Chopra’s latest magazine cover, in which she sports a t-shirt with the words refugee, immigrant, outsider and traveller, has not gone down well with some, who took to social media to slam it as “insensitive”.

priyanka-759The 34-year-old “Quantico” actress’s plain white t-shirt features refugee, immigrant, outsider, traveller arranged one below another but the first three words are struck off with a red line, suggesting that Priyanka is a traveller.

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Priyanka shared the cover of Conde Nast Traveller on Twitter, writing, “My new cover. Thank you @CNTIndia.”

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But some Twitter users slammed the cover.

One wrote, “Oh, I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware that being a refugee is a matter of choice…What were you thinking?!”

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Another said, “@CNTIndia @priyankachopra offensive t-shirt. With 65 million ppl displaced, highest no. since WWII, to pretend as if it’s a choice. #nonPC.”

“@cntindia being a refugee is NOT a choice, it’s a matter of survival. i was already disappointed for her comments abt feminism, now this,” a Twitter user posted.

However, there were others who thought the cover was not offensive or insensitive.

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“Priyanka’s shirt means in an ideal world there would be no refugees, immigrants or outsiders. We’d all be travellers, global citizens,” one said.

Another added, “@priyankachopra @CNTIndia such an inspiring Msg on TShirt, I don’t understand why people are offended with it? Call them all travelers.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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