Being a star kid has its own pros and cons. Now you will argue that there are only pros but that is far from the truth. Not only are you subjected to constant media scrutiny but also showered with undue attention. Recently, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan penned down a heartfelt note in response to the hate comments she has received over her appearance.
Suhana bravely opened up about receiving hate comments from social media users over her appearance. She also mentioned that she has been criticized for it since the age of 12!
Taking it to her Instagram, SRK’s daughter shared screenshots of messages and comments by netizens criticizing her complexion, adding translations for the benefit of non-Hindi speakers.
In her strongly-worded post, the young Indian model who recently appeared on the cover of Vogue India shared how she has been called nasty things like ‘kaali churail’ and been accused of undergoing surgeries. Stating the obvious that Indians are brown by default, Suhana wrote, ‘hating by yourself individuals simply means that you’re painfully insecure’.
Moreover, the hateful comments said that Suhana’s skin tone was ‘too dark’ and called her ‘not beautiful at all’. She shared a powerful message about the need to end colorism. In addition to this, she said that she was extremely happy with her complexion and height.
End colorism, Suhana says
Suhana talked about the beauty standards and said that she did not have any regrets that she was not 5’7 and light-skinned.
More so, she added, “I’m sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking, or even your own families have convinced you, that if you’re not 5’7 and fair you’re not beautiful.”
“I hope it helps to know that I’m 5’3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too,” she said. The courageous youngster gave a befitting reply to all those trolls leaving nasty comments on her posts.
Moreover, in her Instagram post, she shared a chunk of pictures. With the first photo showing her smiling and soaking in the sun. Whereas, the rest of the pictures were not as happy. In her powerful post, the rest of the pictures had screenshots of hate comments on her skin shade by other social media users.
Swipe left to see all the hate comments this poor girl has been receiving.
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There's a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn't just about me, it's about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I've been told I'm ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what's sad is that we are all indian, which automatically makes us brown – yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can't. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I'm sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you're not 5"7 and fair you're not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism
Suhana was showered with love and appreciation by Ibrahim Ali Khan, Sanjay Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, and others. Everyone hailed her for being so brave and giving it back to the trolls in a classy style.
Additionally, the star kid thanked everyone for their support, compassion, and admiration. She also wrote that she would by no means get her pores or skin lightened.
Be it for appearance or their privilege, we all know how mercilessly the celebs are trolled. Not so long ago, Annie Khalid also slammed our society’s obsession with mocking dark skin color.
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