Priyanka Chopra is in clear now. The UN is keeping her as one of their human representatives.
The UNESCO ambassador earlier came under fire after she was called out by a Pakistani woman, Ayesha, for being a hypocrite. Priyanka, apparently, hailed Indian army right after it sent airstrikes on Pakistan. She tweeted, “Jai Hind”.
There was some bubbling distress already in Pak over her tweet but after Ayesha’s episode, Imran Khan government was confident enough to write an official letter to UN asking for Chopra’s removal as one of their reps. Since then till now, many actors from Bollywood have come forward in support of the Quantico actress, including Kangana Ranaut and Ayushmann Khurrana.
And finally, the UN has come out with the verdict and it has turned down the country’s request, saying that ambassadors are allowed to speak in their personal capacities.
A UN spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, has stated that:
When UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors speak in their personal capacity, they retain the right to speak about issues that interest or concern them.
Their personal views or actions do not necessarily reflect those of UNICEF.
[Their main role] is to generously volunteer their time and their public profile to promote children’s rights.
And Priyanka has been doing that for years now. A peek into humanitarianism…
There was a hashtag trending on Twitter, #PriyankaChopraIsOverParty after Ayesha resurrected that tweet. And now? It is as dead as a doornail and things are as right as rain for PeeCee. So ladies and gentleman, I guess we’d yet another episode of all that ado about nothing…for nothing. #PriyankaStays