When pointing out Taylor Swift’s love life and how she would have been sl*tshamed in India, Alia Bhatt once encountered backlash in 2016.
For more than ten years, Alia Bhatt has played an important role in Bollywood. In 2012, she made her film debut in Karan Johar’s Student of the Year. Despite being one of the actors who receives the most appreciation in the business, she has encountered several trolls and criticism. Alia has dealt with everything, from internet users criticising her IQ to calling her career a benefit of nepotism.
When she was criticising Taylor Swift’s love life and how she would have been sl*tshamed in India, she once encountered backlash in 2016. Yet, internet users are not happy with her words right now and they have differing views on it. While some people think Alia’s statements are realistic, others believe Taylor herself is being insulted.
Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt were allegedly dating in 2016, although they never publicly acknowledged it. Alia explained why Bollywood women keep their relationships secret during an interview with HuffPost. She commented on Taylor Swift while doing so and remarked,“I mean, look at Taylor Swift. She’s dated, like, everybody. But if she was here, she’d be totally shamed for making those choices. Her image and appeal would be very different. The reason actresses don’t talk about their private lives is because in our society there is a lot of slut-shaming. Eventually, I have a responsibility and I have to protect myself.”
Reddit users recently posted a snippet from the interview, and the community had a field day with it. They had a variety of viewpoints to express on Alia’s claims, and these are what they had to say!
A user says, “She, herself, is shaming Miss Swift. Girl, get your facts right, she didn’t date everyone and all at once and stfu.”
Another read, “The irony of her own statements is lost on Alia,” another called it misogyny and said, “Soo fight misogyny with misogyny?”
A user wrote, “She’s dated like everybody” Woman, please shut up. It’s better than trying to sound insightful.” While people became defensive towards Alia and said that she used wrong words but her context was clear.
A user said, “Her point is, if a guy does it he’s a playboy and when a woman does it she’s labelled a sl*t. thats it. Is it so hard to understand?” Another said, “Forget Taylor Swift, even Ranbir being a man gets named and shamed for his relationships.”
Another wrote, , “She’s wrong for that but can you focus on the point she’s trying to make?”