A PAKISTANI woman has branded Priyanka Chopra Jonas a “hypocrite” over her tweets from earlier this year praising Indian military strikes in Pakistan.
The tense moment took place at an event in Los Angeles on Saturday (10) when the Quantico star was taking questions from the audience.
Questioning Priyanka about her political views, Ayesha Malik said: “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.”
Malik mentioned a tweet by Priyanka from February that she said was “encouraging nuclear war against Pakistan.”
She told Chopra: “As a Pakistani, millions of people like me have supported you in your business…”
The Bollywood actress replied saying she has many friends from Pakistan and added that war is not something she is fond of. “But I am patriotic so I’m sorry if I hurt sentiments to people who do love me and have loved me. But I think that all of us have a sort of middle ground that we all have to walk just like you probably do as well,” she said.
Priyanka then told Malik: “Don’t yell. We are all here for love.”
After the event, Malik took to Twitter and accused Priyanka of gaslighting her.
She wrote: “Hi, I’m the girl that “yelled” at Priyanka Chopra. It was hard listening to her say, we should be neighbors and love each other swing that advice over to your PM. Both India and Pakistan were in danger. And instead she tweeted out in favor for nuclear war.”
She added that, “It took me back to when I couldn’t reach my family because of the blackouts and how scared/helpless I was. She gaslit me and turned the narrative around on me being the bad guy as a UN ambassador this was so irresponsible.”
Malik also shared videos of her talking to Priyanka, and captioned it saying, “Priyanka Chopra tweeted during a time when we were close to sending nukes to one another. Instead of advocating for peace she tweeted in support of the Indian army.”
Priyanka Chopra tweeted during a time when we were this 👌🏽 close to sending nukes to one another. Instead of advocating for peace she tweeted in support of the Indian army pic.twitter.com/LhbMkOW59v
— Ayesha Malik (@Spishaa) August 11, 2019