Priyanka Chopra was criticized for the outfit she wore when she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.
Yesterday the 34-year-old actress posted a picture on social media. She wrote, “Was such a lovely coincidence to be in Berlin at the same time as the Prime Minister.”
Was such a lovely coincidence to be in #berlin???????? at the same time as the Prime Minister. Thank you @narendramodi Sir for taking the time from your packed schedule to meet me this morning. ????????
A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on May 30, 2017 at 1:04am PDT
Clearly that was enough to stir some drama over social media.
People slammed Chopra for showing off her legs. Some have accused her of showing a lack of respect to the prime minister, and others bashed her for forgetting her Indian values. Some even went so far as saying she insulted the prime minister by crossing her legs.
Not appropriate dress at all while meeting PM.
— Dr. Pavan Kumar (@drpavan7) May 30, 2017
India is known to be a conservative country, and in Indian culture, women are not supposed to show their legs. They traditionally wear a sari to dress modestly. The garment, which measures 4 to 9 yards of cloth, covers a woman’s knees, upper arms, and shoulders. So it’s understandable that many found Chopra’s dress offensive.
But it seems like all this controversy didn’t seem to bother her. A couple of hours later, Priyanka responded with a picture of her and her mom with the caption “Legs for days… #itsthegenes”
A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on May 30, 2017 at 4:23pm PDT
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