Fans, journalists, industry support Deepika, #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone trends

The tweets that caused the uproar

Deepika Padukone

  • “Supposedly India’s ‘LEADING’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!?? “
  • “YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??
  • “Dont talk about Woman’s Empowerment when YOU don’t know how to RESPECT Women!”

Reactions from film industry and leading journalists

  • Homi Adajania: we just slam ourselves back into the dark ages! Reputed channels inciting regressive shit. What are they thinking?! Sad!
  • Saqib Saleem: Its a shame that this is what we do in the name of journalism.. More power to you @deepikapadukone ..
  • SOPHIE CHOUDRY: It’s a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)” What? Seriously?! Sick!
  • Ileana D’Cruz: @deepikapadukone absolutely disgusting that this is what they choose to write about! Good on you for speaking up against this bullshit! Xxx
  • Huma Qureshi: More power to @deepikapadukone :-) dats how u shut them upppp
Deepika TOI

The TOI tweet on Deepika’s cleavage revealing outfit

Fans come out in support and trend #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone, which becomes the top trend in India

  • How can #TOI disrespect a woman, and call it a COMPLIMENT? Shameless. @deepikapadukone Deserves an apology!
  • To the ones who made the #cleavage #news at #TOI. Did you really think that was in good taste? #Pathetic
  • Finally someone is talking plain, straight and real women right! shameless TOI is still not apologizing!!
  • Yea I’m a woman & I’ve gt breasts & cleavage and nobody shud hav problem wid dat!! U go girl!!

Even the Twitter handle of Aam Aadmi Party joined in to support Deepika

  • RT if you agree that level of journalism has fallen quite a lot in India in recent times. #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone”


  • The best think about this act by dp is that it will make more women stand up for their rights in a patriarchal society

  • This zoom-toi-times now trio is the worst media house I hv ever seen.
    Zoom always posts boi figure while everyone posts producer figure
    Arnab goswami nvr lets those comment makers in his debate to talk whoever doesn’t hv the same opinion as arnab about the topic
    And nw thid cheap act by toi

  • Well, I wonder how the photographers or videographers can take photos from a so weird angle? Absolutely, stupid and weird! Well, Salman has done a good job by KICKing photographers who behave like they are in Machchi Bazaar!

    Having said that, this is not the first time that media reported about the ckeavage shows by the actresses. So, the actresses must also carefully choose their dresses. When there is something revealing, they will certainly take pictures.

    Well, I also doubt that it may be a publicity stunt to create hypes around her fourth coming movie.
    Why should she make the matter a mountain out of a molehill when her Kingfisher’s Calendar pictures are more revealing than this? Just my opinion!

  • What’s wrong in this…if u r showing ur cleavage then u need not be critical if it makes some news…to be honest toi did nothing we see actors trashing media over the news of their physique?. ..NO, so why such drama over the news of her showing her cleavage?grow up ladies.Feminism is good but again its misuse may cause problems to the ladies itself.

  • When deepika wore bikini and they published it, she did not had any problem. Now to promote her crap film where she is in lead , she is using cheap promotional tactics.

  • News journalists shouldnt resort to such derogatory items of news- theres alot of news out there that should be reported..,

    This type of news items should be left for showbiz journalists n for them to decide if its worthy of being published or not…

    I think in India today editors at news publications can not differentiate between whats news n whats entertainment news…

  • This isnt news worthy- but its a controversy now due to the poor judgement of journalists n editors which is a good thing as it will bring about a honest discussion of equality and sexuality…. Sack the sexists n get more liberal minded people into positions of power in the media…

  • Cheap journalism….Going down day by day…anything to publicity of their news medias….
    and of course #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone
    nd I twitted it many times…

  • Shame on that journalist who took these pics!!!
    Seriously this is not journalism…
    Yes u can post her hot photoshoots etc. but this one was a meek effort by that journalist.

  • so what deepika u can wear this kind of outfits but they dnt have right to write about it. are u a girl who knows and respect what is indian culture. this is publicity stunt of deepika. if she is shy i support her but i have seen her ram/raas leela.

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