There has been a petition filed against Priyanka Chopra for tweeting out her support for the Indian Armed Forces, asking her to be removed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Priyanka tweeted “Jai Hind” when the Indian Air Force conducted air strikes in Pakistan.
There are currently multiple petitions going around against Priyanka asking her to be removed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The one petition at Avaaz.org has had over 4000 signatures.
"War between two nuclear powers can only lead to destruction and death," said the Avaaz petition. "As goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, Priyanka Chopra was supposed to stay neutral & peaceful but her tweet in favour of Indian arm forces after they invaded Pakistan airspace shows otherwise. She doesn’t deserve this title anymore."
The petition on Change.org has over 90000 signatures.
“In an attempt to express her nationalism towards her country India, she tweeted her support for the Indian Air Force’s violation of entering into Pakistan’s territory,” said the petition. “Through her tweet, she has celebrated an attempt at war against Pakistan. Someone as influential as Priyanka Chopra, who has a massive following globally, must know how war is never the solution to win at each other. War destroys the life of innocent people on both sides of the border and must be condemned at any cost. Considering her role as the Ambassador of child rights and education for girls, Chopra needs to learn a lesson on how devastating the impact of war can be, especially for children. She must realise the significance of the position she holds and United Nations must take back her ambassadorship since she is niether an ambassador of goodwill nor peace.”
Twitter users also replied to her tweet, questioning her of her stance.
“Can the UN please take back their ambassadorship from Priyanka Chopra?" asked one user. "Celebs who fuel wars have no reason to be talking about human rights at any forum. Someone who ‘apparently’ works for children’s rights, needs to be schooled about the impact of war on children? #SayNoToWar”
Another user asked, “Are or were you really Unicef goodwill ambassador? I really don’t know how an artist can praise military actions and especially while being an ambassador of UN. I don’t think this world could ever see peace when peacemakers love wars. #NoWar #PakistanIndia”