Published On : Mon, Oct 10th, 2016

Twitterati slam Priyanka for wearing t-shirt ‘insensitive’ to refugees

Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra’s t-shirt in the cover photo of the latest Conde Nast Traveller issue has ruffled some Twitteratis feathers.

It’s a simple, white T-shirt, and its message has just four stand-alone words, arranged one below the other in the following order: Refugee, immigrant, outsider, traveller. The first three words are struck through, making the message sound like a riposte to racist ways of perceiving people who travel to new places for various reasons, Times of India reported.

But some Twitter users took exception to what they felt was an insensitive message. One of them pointed out that refugees, unlike travellers, don’t choose to leave their homes and go elsewhere.