Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra apologized after being criticized for being on the Cover page of Conde Nast Traveller wearing an insensitive top.
She wore a top which had words, “migrant”, “Refugee” and “outsider” crossed out and the word “traveler” stands out.
She was criticized and pointed out that being a refugee was “not a choice”.
Priyanka in a statement said, “I am 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”.
The magazine tried to clarify their intention behind the photograph. They explained that they believe in “the world without borders” and had a point to make. It said, “We must recognize that we are all on a journey. Whether we are moving across oceans or just a few kilometers, or in our mind’s eye, into a completely different world, whether we are doing so due to free will or circumstance – we are all travelers.”
The Magazine cover which was out earlier this month, caused outrage among Indian, many claiming it to be inappropriate.