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Uday Chopra Says Hair Colours Are Racist Too, Twitter Shows No Mercy

Updated: April 16, 2017, 9:37 AM IST
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Uday Chopra Says Hair Colours Are Racist Too, Twitter Shows No Mercy
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Bollywood actor Uday Chopra jumped into the fairness debate on Friday when he took to Twitter to express his opinion.

"What is this nonsense with fairness creams. If fairness creams are racist then so is hair color. It’s a personal choice! #NotRacist," he wrote as a response to Abhay Deol's series of Facebook posts wherein he lashed out at racism in India and Bollywood's obsession with fair skin.

He explained to his followers that when one uses a fairness cream, it's not a "race issue, it’s a self esteem issue."

He also conducted a Q&A session on Facebook where some users agreed to his ideology and others mocked him for it. Soon, his tweet attracted users from all walks of life and Twitterati had a field day mocking the actor for his confusing tweets.

Many of them questioned his definition of racism and took jibes at his comparison of fairness cream and hair colour.

The actor, who raked up a debate on Twitter, signed off by saying that no matter how much people hate him, he'll continue to say what he feels. "The thing people need to understand about me, is that I don’t mind if you hate me, I’m used to it. I’ll still say what I think," he wrote.

Abhay Deol, on Wednesday, chose campaigns that featured celebrities and endorsed fairness creams and other such products. He ribbed the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for promoting the idea that a particular skin shade is better than the rest.

First Published: April 16, 2017, 9:37 AM IST
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