I use the word ‘Dimwit’ in this letter header not as a reactionary pejorative, but with deliberate effect, and as a factual description of the intellectual decadence of your film industry, plainly observed not only by myself, but tens of millions of Indians at home and around the globe. After all, Anushka, you and your ilk have taken a bounden oath to take raise stupidity to new heights, and sink morality to new depths. Select members of your fraternity- including yourself- are both a symbol and a symptom, of the depraved class of Pseudo Liberals that act against the interest of their nation, in general, with a special interest (whether cultivated, in-born, or ‘outsourced’, is up for debate) of targeting Hindus, a genuinely peace loving community, in particular.
In your recent ‘Paw-sitive’ campaign message, you stated:
“My heart breaks watching animals so scared during Diwali“
That’s sweet of you- really! But I must inquire, does your heart also break into itty, bitty, pieces the rest of the year, during “Secular Days” of the Calendar? Because mine certainly does.
From your Tweets, it is evident that you relish- one may add even revel- in the incalculable physical pain and emotional agony that you habitually cause to animals to please your insatiable palate. Does that not make you pause in contemplation, even if for a moment, of the glaring hypocrisy in your statements concerning animal welfare? Or are you, like the rest of your Film(y) Fraternity, obstinately blind to personal short-comings and wrong-doings?
Indeed, your media campaign against Diwali Celebrations is not only hypocritical but rather insidious. Here are a few questions that Bollywood celebrities, and other public figures, should be made accountable to answer:
1) Why is it that the only time you are moved to show concern for the environment, is during Hindu festivals?
2) When it’s Holi, you complain about wasting water, when it’s Ganeshotsav or Navaratri, you moan about noise pollution. Would you be willing to call for a noise-free Ramzan, where, in some localities, the loudspeakers blare with calls to prayer starting 6 AM, 5 times a day, for an entire month?
Note: I have nothing against people of any religion following their traditions. My inquiry is effectively to point out the dual standards with which you treat different communities
3) Last year, the Newspapers carried Diwali greetings in the following way: “Hope everyone stays safe this Diwali.” Would the papers dare to drop their secular facade and wish people a “Blood-less Eid”, or “Booze-free New Year”? And speaking of which, what about the massive over-load of phatakas burst all around the world during New Year’s eve? Are you willing to condemn that, instead of catching a flight to Dubai with your fellow lib-tards, to watch exploding fireworks at the Burj-Khalifa, when the clock strikes twelve?
4) If you are really concerned about pollution, are you ready to donate your cars, private jets, speed boats, and yachts, and travel solely by public transport, like the average Indian citizen? That will help the environment orders of magnitude more than a few sporadic bursts of fireworks some little kid in a gully shoots up, which you disproportionally criticize.
5) The consumption of meat is responsible for over 62% of the global warming effect. Will you send out a Public Service Message imploring people to go Vegetarian?
If you are able to respond to these 5 Questions in the affirmative, then you have every right to harp about Diwali. If, however, you cannot, then there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that you have a fixed agenda in place, with only one community in mind to target.
Success has gone to your head and made it soft. Gone are the days when you could insult your country-men without impunity. People have awakened from their slumber. The repercussions of your inconsiderate, insidious remarks will burn a deep Economic hole in your pocket, when your patrons withdraw the goodwill they once extended. This is not a warning, but a prognostication of what will come to pass. May it so be.
For everyone else, I take this opportunity to wish you an auspicious, prosperous and delightful Deepavali. May you celebrate it with a splendid display of lights and prayers!
From a non-elitist, true supporter of animal rights and a caring average citizen from India. (aka not the animal rights lover that likes to fight for some animal rights, and then eat other animals for lunch)