Calls to boycott Lal Singh Chaddha by Aamir Khan and Raksha Bandhan by Akshay Kumar are trending on Twitter right now. These movies are the most recent examples of a boycott trend that has long afflicted the cinema business.
Every time a movie is announced, a certain group of people waits to unearth old, contentious quotes from the actors or looks for a way to argue that they are undeserving of the opportunities and attention they receive. And presto! There is a new #BoycottBollywood victim.
Mahadev With Sushant 🔱🕉💜— 💞¥A$M!N💞||Justice4SSR|| (@Yasmin2186) August 1, 2022
That’s why Bollywood Ship is SINKING.!!#BoycottLalSinghChadha #BoycottBollywood pic.twitter.com/lvTMLFS7Kq
Truth be told, there is a tonne of other issues that want our attention right now, but the boycott trend diverts it.
Therefore, why not do it for the right reasons if we are really committed to fostering a culture of boycotts?
The following five issues ACTUALLY call for a boycott right now:
1. KRK’s Reviews
KRK is a funny man, I’ve had to concede that. He seems so unconcerned with Bollywood’s allure that his videos are frequently entertaining to watch. Watching the guy dissect Bollywood’s biggest hits and disasters alike can be rather satisfying.
The joke, however, wears off when you realise he is not kidding.
He truly believes everything he says, whether he is disparaging good performers and performances or acting as the moral police to determine what is and is not acceptable.
Hope all the Bollywood people will be very happy after hearing this that #LaalSinghChaddha will be the last film, which I will review. Thank you to all the people, who supported me during last 9years!— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) August 2, 2022
He appears to have taken a clue from his most recent tweets and has chosen to make Lal Singh Chaddha his final movie review. Only time will tell if it’s real or just another of his marketing tricks.
2. Unsolicited Advice From Relatives
When will you be married, Beta?
This new diet is fantastic for your health problems, you should try it. You’ve had to confess that as you get older, attending family events has gotten harder and harder.
Everything about you is being scrutinised, including the quantity of food on your plate, your body’s form, and the texture of your hair.
It is necessary to boycott relatives who have a superior attitude and are quick to offer unsolicited counsel.
The unemployment rate in India has received enough attention. A youngster without a job is a happy youth who is more likely to have mental health problems and be enticed to engage in lucrative unlawful employment. A significant setback in this regard was the epidemic, which made numerous individuals jobless.
It’s undoubtedly the reason why so many people are compelled to work in shady call centres. Make the hashtag #BoycottUnemployment trend on Twitter by going ahead. Everyone will benefit greatly from it.
4. Body Shaming
Whether it’s making fun of Ranveer Singh’s naked photo session or having people tell you that you should lose weight since you look so wonderful. Body shaming is unacceptable.
People have had a preconceived notion of what a “healthy” and “attractive” man or woman should appear like for many years. Anyone who doesn’t fit into this mould is subjected to unsolicited advice on how to look fairer, slimmer, and prettier or is ridiculed for their appearance.
We need to stop supporting such arbitrary beauty standards.
5. Toxic Masculinity
The brand of masculinity that praises Salman Khan as the world’s most moral person or Kabir Singh as the best love story needs to be abandoned immediately.
Being a male doesn’t need you to be violent or have abs that resemble a pack of pav. It is very necessary to boycott the fundamental notion that men are intended to be savage machines and the patriarchal leaders of society.