Actress Dia Mirza has recently faced criticism over her message advocating for an environmentally friendly Diwali. The actress, known for her environmental activism, had urged people to celebrate a cracker-free Diwali to combat air pollution. Amidst these celebrations, actress Dia Mirza shared a picture promoting a Diwali gift, which was not well-received by netizens.
On Saturday, Dia Mirza posted a few photos promoting a colourful gift box. The actress from “Bheed” was all smiles as she encouraged everyone to get the same.
Her caption read, “Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time to express our gratitude and share love with those who mean the most. And what better way to do that than with a thoughtful gift for your favourite mom and dad, or those eagerly awaiting the arrival of their little one? Introducing the Allter’s Joyous Journey Gift Box – a bundle of love and care that’s designed to make the journey of parenthood even more beautiful.” However, this endorsement did not sit well with some netizens.
She continued, “It’s not just a gift; it’s a symbol of the love, joy, and hope that Diwali brings into our lives. This Diwali, let your gift be a token of your affection, a wish for endless happiness, and a promise of support on their parenting adventure. Make this festive season truly joyous(sic).”
Despite the backlash, Mirza, who is also the UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, has remained steadfast in her advocacy for environmental conservation. She has consistently used her platform to raise awareness about the impact of human activities on the environment.
While some fans left positive comments, other netizens were miffed as they felt that the post contradicted her previous post. One of them wrote, “But in your latest reel you said don’t send any gifts? Package wastage? Always a gyani on Diwali. But rest of the year chalta hai. Right?” Another one commented, “Ye gift nai hai kya… ? hypocrites…. Paisa ke liye kuch bhi karenge ye log…”
Another user added, “Dia Mirza, your fart makes more noise and creates more pollution than Divali crackers. That too done throughout the year unlike Divali that comes just once. Happy stink.”
“I first saw Dia Mirza in Rehna hai tere dil main. Had a huge crush on her, and then she opened her mouth during Hindu festivals” another user added.
“Nothing against the brand, but they really should revisit using a brand ambassador like Dia Mirza who does not want anyone to buy anything during any Hindu festival, because she thinks it’s a waste. Why are you wasting your money on promoting ads during Diwali?” user added.
The controversy highlights the ongoing debate about the environmental impact of Diwali celebrations and the need for sustainable practices. As the discussion continues, it’s clear that finding a balance between preserving cultural traditions and protecting the environment is a complex issue.
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