Getting engaged to your beau is a happy occasion. And it’s only natural to share the good news with friends and extended family, right? In this day of social media, it’s imperative that you put it up on your various accounts too.
This is what National Award-winning actress Priyamani, 31, did a few days ago. On May 28th, the obviously elated actress announced the news on Twitter with a tweet and a sweet photo of her and Priyamani husband-to-be attached:
‘Happy to announce that Mustafa Raj and I got engaged on Friday the 27th at a close and private function at home! (sic)’
Happy to announce that Mustufa Raj and I got engaged on Friday the 27th at a close and private function at home! pic.twitter.com/0QX51YLdUQ
— priyamani (@priyamani6) May 29, 2016
However, Priyamani was in for a rude shock as the comments and messages that her announcement garnered were hateful and anti-religious, with the term ‘love jihad’ thrown in for good measure as well. How quickly the Internet took a piece of joyful news and turned it into a hateful, communal, and intolerant spiel!
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Obviously upset and angry over the hatred and negativity that overflowed, Priyamani took to Facebook to give a fitting reply to all the haters and naysayers. In a succinct message, she conveyed what she thinks about the irrelevant Internet trolls. She wrote:
‘Fed up of so much of hatred and negativity with regards to the engagement news that I shared this morning hoping that everyone would be a part of my new journey and bless me with ur kind messages..but I’m appalled by so much of negative reactions! Grow up you people!!!ITS MY LIFE..and I’m NOT answerable to any one apart from my parents and my fiancé! (sic)’
Fed up of so much of hatred and negativity with regards to the engagement news that I shared this morning hoping that…
Posted by Priya Mani on Sunday, May 29, 2016
The actress who has worked in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam movies, was offered support from from many of her fans too. But the negativity and decidedly communal hate spewed sure has dampened the good news.
Granted that the Internet is a platform that advocates free speech like none other, but that doesn’t mean you spew hate and criticize a person’s life choices. As her Facebook explaines, she is her own person and it sure is her life. Nobody has the right to question her choice of life partner, whichever community he may belong to. Honestly, it doesn’t and shouldn’t matter as long as she is okay with her choice.
We wish Priyamani and Mustafa Raj aka Priyamani husband-to-be, all the joy and happiness in life. May you both the grit to shut down many a hater that you’re bound to face in your life.
Featured image source: Twitter