Mumbai, 20 March 2023 (UTN).
In the age of social media
, cyberbullying has become a rampant issue affecting people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, even celebrities and public figures are not immune to this kind of harassment. Recently, Gen Z actor and supermodel Ishita Gupta
took a bold stand against cyberbullying from Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. It all started when Kangana Ranaut made derogatory
comments about Gen Z on her Instagram story. She criticized them for spending too much time on their phones, not being consistent, and being unable to afford homes.
She even went as far as to call them “gajar muli,
” which is a derogatory term in Hindi.
In response, Ishita Gupta announced that she had bought her first house in Mumbai. She proudly shared her achievement on social media, and celebrated by dining at Julianos Bistro in Mayfair, London. She posted a picture of herself enjoying seafood
pasta and sipping on a Starbucks coffee,
while wearing a Christian Dior outfit. Her caption read, “Celebrating buying my first house in Mumbai with Starbucks + Avocado, in my own clothes cz the brands I wear don’t rent. Just #GenZ things.
Kangana Ranaut indirectly attacked Ishita
on Twitter by posting a video celebrating her designer’s birthday, and praising her for her commitment to her work. Ishita responded by sharing her educational qualifications, which included a degree from the prestigious Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication, and enrollment in a master’s program at the London Academy
of Music and Dramatic Arts. She also shared
photos of her entrepreneurial venture, which is a luxury tourism company that rents out supercars, yachts, and limousines. Despite Ishita’s dignified response, Kangana Ranaut continued to harass her on Twitter.
She accused Gen Z of being lazy and lacking in intellect, and labeled those who advocate for social justice as “wokes.” Ishita, however, refused to engage in Kangana’s toxic behavior, and instead shared her A-level marksheets
, which showed that she had received straight As for literature, history, and geography. Finally, Ishita took the ultimate step to protect
herself from Kangana’s cyberbullying by blocking her on social media. While some might argue that blocking someone is a cowardly move, it’s actually
a smart way to protect oneself from toxic behavior.
Ishita showed that she was not willing to tolerate any more abuse from Kangana, and by blocking her, she sent a strong message
that cyberbullying is not acceptable.Ishita’s response to Kangana’s cyberbullying is commendable, and it shows that Gen Z is not willing to tolerate any kind of harassment, whether it’s online or offline. Cyberbullying
is a serious issue that affects millions of people around the world, and it’s important that we take steps to protect ourselves and our loved ones from it. One of the ways to protect oneself from cyberbullying is to limit the amount of personal information that we share online.
It’s also important to report any instances of harassment to the authorities, and to seek help from trusted friends and family members. Additionally,
we can take steps to educate ourselves and our communities about the dangers of cyberbullying, and work together to create a safer online environment for everyone.Ishita Gupta’s response to Kangana Ranaut’s cyberbullying is a testament to the resilience and strength of Gen Z. It shows that we have the power to take a stand against toxic behavior and create a better world for ourselves and future generations.
We must continue to fight against cyberbullying and all forms of harassment, and work towards creating a more inclusive and compassionate
Mumbai-Reporter, (Hitesh Jain).