Sonam and Rhea Kapoor share screen­shots of trolls and their hate­ful com­ments on Twit­ter

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The ‘nepo­tism’ de­bate is back and has rather taken an ugly turn. Ac­tor Sushant Singh Ra­jput’s sui­cide again sparked off a con­ver­sa­tion around Bol­ly­wood’s power camps, trolls ruth­less tar­get­ted star kids and A-lis­ters com­ing from the film back­ground, right from un­fol­low­ing them on so­cial me­dia to com­ment­ing ha­tred state­ments.

Sonam Kapoor was one of the star kids, who was at the re­ceiv­ing end of the back­lash. How­ever, the ac­tress and her de­signer/ pro­ducer sis­ter Rhea Kapoor hit back at trolls and how. On Fa­ther’s Day, June 21, Sonam Kapoor took to Twit­ter to high­light the favouritis­m de­bate on so­cial me­dia and shared her take on it.

“To­day on Fa­ther’s Day I’d like to say one more thing, yes I’m my fa­thers daugh­ter and yes I am here be­cause of him and yes I’m priv­i­leged. That’s not an in­sult, my fa­ther has worked very hard to give me all of this. And it is my karma where I’m born and to whom I’m born. I’m proud to be his daugh­ter. [sic]”

Well, this did not end there. Sonam fur­ther shared screen­shots of a few of so­cial me­dia user ac­counts, or should we rather say pro­files of the trolls, who spewed ven­omous com­ments to her In­box.

Sonam Kapoor fur­ther tweeted, “I en­cour­age you guys to see my com­ment sec­tion. And I’m sure you don’t hope that the same comes your way. I hope your par­ents don’t have to see this sort of this stuff.”

Rhea Kapoor had the badass way to tackle the trolls.

She wrote that they usu­ally use stock celebrity images on their pro­file.

“Let’s play a game. Soo hater com­ment. Go to pro­file. Pos­si­bil­i­ties• Hater has 0 fol­low­ers. Prob­a­bly no pic­ture or pic­ture of per­son who Is most def­i­nitely not them (see as old cal­en­dar images of Lisa Hay­don, some stock Images of other cal­en­dar mod­els, they love cal­en­dars) specif­i­cally fol­low peo­ple they in­tend to spam. Most def­i­nitely a pri­vate pro­file. So brave, Trolls. Privacy is a priv­i­lege too,” wrote Rhea Kapoor.

A few sec­tions of trolls were is­su­ing rape threats to her and tag­ging her mother Su­nita Kapoor on their posts.

“You want to tag my 64-year-old mother in a threat to rape me? Do it on your pro­file so that your mom can see who you’ve be­come too. That Is If you are a real per­son. Also if any­one is cu­ri­ous about the rea­son this per­son dis­likes me, there is never a real one. Just the­ory based on no facts, no knowl­edge and this one is my favourite, be­cause the per­son who is call­ing me a ‘r***i’, just wishes we were all nicer to each other. Want me to use my priv­i­lege well? To be kind. Well, I’m try­ing. So­cial me­dia and hav­ing a voice is a priv­i­lege too. Want us to sot an ex­am­ple? Ok. You go first,” she added.

Mid-Day

Rhea and Sonam Kapoor.

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