The Human Rights Minister of Pakistan has urged UNICEF to remove Priyanka Chopra as UN Goodwill Ambassador.
After Priyanka Chopra was praised for answering back to a Pakistani woman who yelled at her at an event in Los Angeles recently, Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has commented on the whole issue. Tweeting her opinion on the matter, the minister urged the UNICEF to remove Priyanka as the UN Ambassador.
Priyanka was slammed by pro-Pakistani supporters for cheering for the Indian military and calling for war with Pakistan post-Pulwama attack when tensions between the neighbors were at a peak.
Mazari tweeted on Monday in the light of the viral video that showed Priyanka telling a Pakistani woman to not yell at her as love matters. The woman in question was upset with the former Miss World for tweeting in support of the Indian army after Pulwama attack that happened on February 14. PC told the woman that she doesn’t encourage war but she can’t deny that she’s patriotic at heart. Mazari’s tweet on the matter read
When the Indian Airforce was being hailed for Balakot air-strike, PC, too, launched a tweet writing, “Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces 🇮🇳 🙏🏽”. Now, that troubled many pro-Pakistani supporters who were of the opinion that the actor was promoting the idea of war by supporting Indian armed forces.
At a recent Los Angeles event, while PC was interacting with the audience at the Beautycon event in LA, the Pakistani woman told her Priyanka was called out by a Pakistani girl named Ayesha Malik who accused the Indian actress of being a “hypocrite” and “encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan”.
“You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan. There’s no winner in this… As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business of Bollywood and you wanted nuclear war.” A girl said to Priyanka.
To this, Priyanka told her: “I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India. War is not something I’m really fond of but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments of people who do love me and have loved me. But I think that all of us have a, sort of, middle ground that we all have to walk. Just like you probably do as well. The way that you came at me right now… girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love.”