Priyanka Chopra heard an earful from a frustrated fan who called her a hypocrite for seemingly advocating for peace … but clearly choosing sides in the India-Pakistan conflict.
The tense moment went down Sunday in L.A., where Priyanka was attending the Beautycon event and fielding questions from the crowd during a Q&A. A woman, who called herself Ayesha and identified as Pakistani, says it’s difficult to hear her talk about humanity, when she clearly feels a certain way about recent violence in her home region.
The woman called Priyanka out for a tweet she posted in February that translated to “Long live India” — the same day an Indian fighter jet bombed a militant training camp in Pakistan.
Priyanka Chopra is asked about her controversial support of the Indian Armed Forces as a UN Ambassador and her tweet at a time when tensions with Pakistan were at an all-time high at #beautycon. (via @Spishaa) 1/ pic.twitter.com/lheJ3lMWEv
She went in on Priyanka, saying … “So, it was kinda hard hearing you talk about humanity, because as your neighbor — a Pakistani — I know you’re a bit of a hypocrite.” The woman points out that Priyanka is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and that in her eyes … the tweet was encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan.
Security rushed over and yanked the mic away from the woman, but she continued with her thoughts … saying she was a longtime fan of hers and her Bollywood career.
Priyanka’s response has raised some eyebrows, as she asks if the woman is done venting … and then chastised her for yelling. Before that though, Priyanka said she has many friends from Pakistan, and that war’s something she’s not really fond of — but she is patriotic.