Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Sometimes you can't win
Actress Priyanka Chopra has apologised for modelling an "insensitive" top on a magazine cover.
The former Bollywood star features on the front of a recent copy of Conde Nast Traveller magazine, wearing a white vest top with the words "migrant", "refugee" and "outsider" crossed out, while "traveller" is left uncrossed.
However, people have been quick to criticise the publication for the message sent in the cover, with many stressing that being a refugee is "not a choice".
Priyanka, who currently stars in U.S. TV series Quantico, told Indian news channel NDTV: "I'm really apologetic about sentiments being hurt. I have always been against labels. I am very affected and feel really horrible, but the message has been misconstrued. The magazine was very clear that they wanted to send a message about addressing xenophobia with labels."
She said that she is more than aware of the issues currently faced by refugees, and was actually aiming to send a message in support of their crisis.