After an enraged Deepika Padukone replied to a Twitter post made by a daily regarding her cleavage, tweeple took the matter in their stride and #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone started trending on Sunday.
"Yes! I am a woman. I have breasts and a cleavage! You got a problem!!??" Padukone tweeted Sunday afternoon, taking on the 'news' post.
"Don't talk about women's empowerment when you don't know how to respect women!" she added as a rejoinder.
YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??— Finding Fanny (@deepikapadukone) September 14, 2014
The Finding Fanny actor was apparently enraged over a story on her 'cleavage show' in, what she called, "supposedly India's leading newspaper". The tweet added — and this is “News”?
Her tweets created quite a storm. Her three back-to-back tweets had over 1,500 re-tweets in less than an hour.
The news organisation later tweeted: "It's a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)"
But, guess what? Tweeple, including Deepika's Finding Fanny co-actor Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar and other celebs, had much to say after that:
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
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
Star of the day: @deepikapadukone For giving it back as good as it gets.— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 14, 2014
@deepikapadukone absolutely disgusting that this is what they choose to write about! Good on you for speaking up against this bullshit! Xxx— Ileana D'Cruz (@Ileana_Official) September 14, 2014
Good for you @deepikapadukone - nothing embarrasses misogynists more than some plainspeak !— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 14, 2014