Actress Alia Bhatt‘s sister and author, Shaheen Bhatt took to her Instagram to share the hate messages and rape threats she has been receiving lately. Shaheen has also forewarned of legal actions that will be taken against these abusers.
Sharing the screenshots on her Instagram stories, she said– “Does this surprise you? Why? It doesn’t surprise me.”
Her posts come at a time when the Bhatt family is being subjected to trolls and memes for allegedly practising nepotism and favouritism in the industry. The trolling started after the sudden demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. It re-ignited these subjects prevailing in the industry.
To Instagram- you have zero-tolerance policies for a lot of the content that people put up on your platform – I think it’s fair to say that misogynistic slurs, intended to subdue and oppress *should* fall under the umbrella of your zero-tolerance community guidelines. But if you don’t want to receive abusive message turn off your message requests.
Tired of being called a b*tch in your comments? Turn off your comments.’
Asking me to change the way I use a platform because of someone else’s hatred and misogyny is the equivalent of telling me that if I go out at night and get assaulted ‘I was asking for it’. I should not have to change the way I use a platform if someone is being abusive. They should. Full stop.