Even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the nation in fear, TV actress Divyanka Tripathi's recent tweet on the situation has come across as "insensitive" and "inhumane." Netizens are disappointed in the actress for calling the pandemic "an opportunity to quickly complete metro work" in Mumbai.
On Tuesday afternoon, Divyanka, in a now-deleted post, shared a video of her driving her car on the Mumbai roads and said that she hopes by the time the coronavirus threat is gone, the metro and road work will be completed.
“With such less traffic in Mumbai, it seems like an opportunity to quickly complete Metro, bridges and smooth roads,” she had tweeted.
Divyanka's post did not go down well with Twitterati, who schooled her, saying that lives of the labourers were as important as of any others. Some also urged her to take down the tweet.
One user wrote, "But DT workers need to be protected too. Isolation is needed may it be anyone…"
But DT workers needs to be protected too. Isolation is needed may it be anyone..— LUV❤️❤️DIVZ (@kripa_patil) March 17, 2020
Another one tweeted, “Please delete this tweet. It looks insensitive. Metro workers labourers are also human beings."
Please delete this tweet🙏. It looks insensitive. Metro workers labourers are also human beings.— Tina Dwivedi (@TinaDwivedi1) March 17, 2020
Check out some of the other replies.
Madam..lives of workers aren’t important? How they should come for work if entire India is asked to stay at home? They may be daily labour but yet govt won’t allow fathering for work on public projects right ?— Chirayu R. Mankad🇮🇳 (@cmankad) March 17, 2020
This tweet is kind of insensitive not expected from you— . (@ifangirl91) March 17, 2020
But DT those labour workers r humans too and roads n metros can be built later on when things get settled down..why to keep their lives at stake considering so many labour workers works.— Zoha khan (@Zohakhan73) March 17, 2020
As if the engineers & construction worker life r not important .. such an vague & unrequired tweet at this moment— siya mishra.. (@siya_siyamishra) March 17, 2020
The actress apologised for her tweet, and replied, "My apologies. Point taken."
The video now stands deleted.
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