Priyanka Chopra has been accused of hypocrisy by an audience member during a panel discussion Beautycon LA on Saturday (August 10, 2019).
The 37-year-old actress opened up about her life, career and relationship with the Jonas Brothers frontman Nick Jonas during the candid chat. But during a Q&A session, things took a turn for the worst when an audience member blasted the star over an old tweet she posted.
When handed the microphone, Ayesha Malik, who is Pakistani, took aim at the Indian star during the discussion on global beauty standards, accusing her of encouraging war between India and Pakistan at a time of high tensions between the two nations.
“It was kind of hard hearing you talk about humanity because as your neighbor, a Pakistani, I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite,” she raged, referring to a post from February 26th in which Chopra wrote: “Jai Hind (Victory to India) #IndianArmedForces.”
“You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace and you’re encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan,” she continued. “There’s no winner in this. As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business of Bollywood -“
After the microphone was taken from the angry attendee, the Baywatch star responded, sharing: “I have many, many friends from Pakistan and I am from India.
“And war is not something that I’m really fond of, but I am patriotic, so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to 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.”
Chopra also criticized the way Malik broached the subject, adding: “The way you came at me right now, girl, don’t yell. We’re all here for love. Don’t yell. Don’t embarrass yourself.”