Leading Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has apologized for the controversial Condé Nast magazine cover after receiving flak on social media platforms.
In the magazine cover, Priyanka is seen wearing a white top with words refugee, immigrant and outsider crossed out while traveller stands out. The cover was seen as an attempt to insult the Syrian refugees who have lost their homes and livelihood to the seemingly never-ending war. Both the magazine and the actress were criticized excessively over the “privileged” message since being a refugee was not a choice.
Priyanka Chopra has apologized and told NDTV
I’m really apologetic about sentiments being hurt. I have always been against labels. I am very affected and feel really horrible, but the message has been misconstrued.
The magazine was very clear that they wanted to send a message about addressing xenophobia with labels.
Condé Nast Traveler is standing by the cover and tried to explain their stance which very few are willing to buy. They said that the message was aimed at challenging stereotypes and how the labeling of people as immigrants, refugees, and outsiders is creating a culture of xenophobia.
Priyanka Chopra is currently working in a popular American TV show Quantico and has realized that she cannot remain a part of such controversies which invite extreme criticism. Therefore, in her latest cover on Women’s Health, she has chosen to play safe.
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