Actress Priyanka Chopra recently posed for the 6th annual cover page of Conde Nast Traveller. Shortly after the digital copy surfaced online, a section of readers lashed out at Priyanka, calling the lines on her tee ‘insensitive’.
After the outrage spread virtually, the magazine has now spoken up and published a statement on their website.
“When we had actor Priyanka Chopra wear a T-shirt we created on the cover of the 6th-anniversary issue, we had a point to make. It’s about how our labelling of people as immigrants, refugees and outsiders is creating a culture of xenophobia. We are allowing thousands of innocent people who are forced to cross borders due to unimaginable terror and atrocities to be treated without humanity and empathy,” the statement reads.
“Priyanka Chopra—a star at home and abroad, who has experienced firsthand the opportunities that travel offers—is the perfect ambassador. It’s not about her being a refugee or immigrant or outsider; it’s about her, like us, recognising the power of travel,” it further adds.
However, we have not yet heard from Priyanka on the same.
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