The News Minute | September 15, 2014 | 08:43 am
All hell broke loose on Sunday when Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone gave it back to The Times of India (TOI) in full public domain for disrespecting her.
The media publication had earlier posted a video of the actor, focusing on her cleavage. Deepika did not take it lightly and took to Twitter to post a series of tweets expressing her anger.
One of the tweets read: 'YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??'
Read our previous story: Times of India saw her cleavage, Deepika Padukone shows them she has a spine too
Deepika has over 7 million followers on Twitter and in almost no time her tweetS spread like wildfire. As I-stand-with-Deepika was trending social media, TOI was bearing the brunt at the receiving end.
TOI later put out another tweet justifying their video in question. They wrote: 'It's a compliment. You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew.' Their attempt to calm down the public out-lash backfired as many thought it was crass to call it a 'compliment'; and this ensued another round of criticisms for TOI.
Praises and support poured in from almost all quarters for Deepika, including colleagues from the industry. Admiring her gutsy response, some tweeted:
Appalled....shocked and disgusted at the level of disrespect shown..Deepika or any women in the world cannot and should not stand for this!!— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 14, 2014
Entertainment 'news' has rarely ever treated women with much respect. I'm surprised by the surprise. For once some1 decided not to let it go— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) September 14, 2014
We have hit a new low today...forget complimenting a woman have the ability to respect a woman first...— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 14, 2014
Just reading TOI Ent's coverage of @deepikapadukone Stunned. A new low. Well done, Deepika, for not letting it go. Neither shall we.— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) September 14, 2014
Well done @deepikapadukone ! Taken a stand for all of us. Xoxo— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 14, 2014
@deepikapadukone absolutely disgusting that this is what they choose to write about! Good on you for speaking up against this bullshit! Xxx— Ileana D'Cruz (@Ileana_Official) September 14, 2014
More power to @deepikapadukone :-) dats how u shut them upppp— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 14, 2014
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. @deepikapadukone doing just that!! (N THATS how u pay a compliment )— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) September 15, 2014
Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you @deepikapadukone— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 15, 2014
I just read here in Malaysia about @deepikapadukone retort to cheap sensational journalism,well done girl.— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) September 15, 2014