India, as we know, is facing the worst of the second wave of the COVID-19 wave. The healthcare system is also running out of medical supplies to support patients. Amidst this crisis, several have questioned the role of celebrities in helping people in this time of need. Earlier, in the month of April, Annu Kapoor had appealed to actors to not post their fancy vacation pictures on social media as the country battles a crisis.
In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Annu Kapoor spoke about his tweet where he asked the rich and famous to not post their vacation pictures. “Those who have facilities, are rich and privileged, they can go. You go, I am not stopping you. Do not show off. You are flaunting your fancy platter in front of the hungry. We know that you can afford it. We know you are rich. We know you have a good body. But apart from this what else can you show off. But it does not feel good. There is the German term for it – ‘kitsch’, which means art in bad taste; when the taste in your mouth goes bad. So I clearly said, you do what you have to, I do not have any objection to it. Those who have money will go. I am not stopping you from that, but from showing it off,” he said.
“Last year on March 17, I had gone away to my farm and a lockdown was imposed here and I was not even aware because there is no TV on my farm. I was in a jungle and there was no need to wear a mask there. But I did not advertise that. It is necessary to be sensitive for your countrymen and humanity,” he added.
He also said that the common people are equally to be blamed. “Then there are the common people as well. They also go see them. They(The rich) are showing their body in a bikini and who are the people seeing it? The people themself,” he concluded.