Padma Lakshmi Claps Back At Magazine For Mistaking Her As Priyanka Chopra
Padma Lakshmi, a renowned chef and author has clapped back at a magazine that mistook her for Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra
Indian-American actress and model Padma Lakshmi has been very vocal about her stance on several social issues. This time around the star had been mistaken for Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra, but Padma didn’t seem to take it well. Over the weekend, the author and Top Chef host clapped back at The New Yorker after the magazine’s Instagram handle posted a photo of Priyanka but tagged her instead. The post was celebrating the likes of like Mindy Kaling, Ina Garten and Seth Meyers, which has since been deleted.
Padma’s “apparent” photo showed a streed hot-dog vendor with the caption, “They’re marinated in hot water for six hours.” The picture was in fact of Priyanka. Getting back at the publication for the error, Padma them took a screenshot of the photo and responded by tagging The New York Daily News, instead of The New Yorker. She wrote, “Thank you to the illustrious New York Daily News for the shoutout. I know to some we all look alike.” She then continued the caption with hashtags “#DesiLife” and “#JustIndianThings”. People magazine tried to get in touch with the representitives of The New Yorker however they were not immediately available for comment. On the other hand, Hollywood star Natalie Portman, who had “liked” the photo prior to the mishap making headlines, commented on Padma’s photo and writing, “Oh no.”
Padma who will be returning to host the 17th season of Top Chef was born in Chennai, India but hails originally from Jamshedpur. In 2016, the model opened up to being bullied in high school for her cultural background so much so that she temporarily changed her name to Angelique. She had shared, “You can ask anybody who went to high school with me, they didn’t call me Padma. I didn’t feel any less American, even though I ate rice and curry or even though my name was Padma or I spoke to my mother in a different language, I felt as American as anybody else in my classroom. But they didn’t feel I was as American.”