Actress Deepika Padukone's very public dressing down of a 'news' report that urged the nation at large to have a good look at her cleavage has been answered by a defensive tweet from the daily that carried the offensive photograph of the Finding Fanny star.
After Deepika e-lashed out at a photo of herself captioned 'OMG: Deepika Padukone's cleavage show,' the leading daily has urged her to consider it a compliment. (Also Read: Deepika Padukone Slams 'News' Story: Yes, I Have Cleavage)
@deepikapadukone , It's a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)- TOI Entertainment (@TOIEntertain) September 14, 2014
The original tweet is no longer on the daily's timeline.
The 'defence' from the leading daily was met with outrage from The Lunchbox actress Nimrat Kaur:
Yesterday, Deepika, who mostly uses her Twitter account to promote her films, slammed the photo and accompanying story in no uncertain terms.
YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??- Finding Fanny (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!- Finding Fanny (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
Bollywood colleagues, including her Finding Fanny director Homi Adajania and co-stars Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, rushed to Deepika's support online.
@deepikapadukone - we just slam ourselves back into the dark ages! Reputed channels inciting regressive shit. What are they thinking?! Sad!- homiadajania (@homiadajania) September 14, 2014
We have hit a new low today...forget complimenting a woman have the ability to respect a woman first...- Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 14, 2014
Well done @deepikapadukone ! Taken a stand for all of us. Xoxo- PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) September 14, 2014
Appalled....shocked and disgusted at the level of disrespect shown..Deepika or any women in the world cannot and should not stand for this!!- Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 14, 2014
More power to @deepikapadukone :-) dats how u shut them upppp- Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) September 14, 2014
Just reading TOI Ent's coverage of @deepikapadukone Stunned. A new low. Well done, Deepika, for not letting it go. Neither shall we.- Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) September 14, 2014
That's eve teasing of different kind...@deepikapadukone that's the way women shd stand against & protest ...- Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) September 14, 2014
An actor has just as much right to react to an image of their body as anyone does. Fame doesn't veto your gender or your self-respect.- Virr Das (@thevirdas) September 14, 2014
If you are even remotely self righteous and want to do the right thing then SUPPORT @deepikapadukone. THIS WOMAN ROCKS.- Sanjay Gupta (@_SanjayGupta) September 14, 2014
Its a shame that this is what we do in the name of journalism.. More power to you @deepikapadukone ..- Saqib Saleem (@Saqibsaleem) September 14, 2014
Proud of @deepikapadukone for standing up and speaking her mind. Too many others in this country would have sat on the fence and kept quiet.- Sid (@sidmallya) September 14, 2014
More power to you @deepikapadukone !- VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) September 14, 2014
@deepikapadukone our Media needs to be more responsible & sensitive- Ritesh Sidhwani (@ritesh_sid) September 14, 2014
So glad @deepikapadukone stood up to the low brow trash that garbs up as entertainment news. Have they not learnt what news & 'views' mean?- Mini Mathur (@minimathur) September 15, 2014
Does broadcasting not come with a responsibility? Where has the blue blood of entertainment reporting gone? Who are these rookies?- Mini Mathur (@minimathur) September 15, 2014
Cub reporters completely out of their depth. No lines of propriety. No sensitisation. Everything is fair game. Cleavage is entertainment?- Mini Mathur (@minimathur) September 15, 2014
Complimenting a lady is a grace reserved for gentlemen! I stand on a tall tall chair and applaud you @deepikapadukone- Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 15, 2014
Deepika's film Finding Fanny is now showing in theatres and has been warmly welcomed by movie-goers and critics alike. She will next appear opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the Farah Khan-directed Happy New Year.