What do you call a 33-year-old Padma Shri recipient who invalidates an individual’s lived experience and fights with them on Twitter?

Kangana Ranaut.

After ridiculing Deepika Padukone and Ira Khan’s struggles with depression and completely denying Sushant Singh Rajput’s mental issues, Kangana has now attacked Priyanka Paul, better known as @artwhoring, an LGBTQ+ activist and artist, for her stand on mental health issues over Twitter.


The Tweet That Led To The Fight

Priyanka Paul recently retweeted a tweet which was about the struggles of people dealing with mental health issues and to assure them that it is common to feel in a certain way and that they are not alone in this battle.


Also Read: A Debate With An IPS Officer Ends With The Suspension Of True Indology Account; Twitter Furious

How Did It Start?

This Twitter spat has a Twitter spat in its origin.

Recently, a decorated IPS officer from Karnataka, D Roopa Moudgil, got into a Twitter argument with the Twitter handle @trueindology, an account dedicated to debunking myths about Indian history. The argument was over the origin of firecrackers, after which the Twitter account of @trueindology was suspended.

A section of Twitterati came in support of @trueindology, and thus #BringBackTrueIndology started trending. Some even speculated that it was a classic bureaucratic move to get the account suspended. 

The ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut also came in support of @trueindology and called IPS Moudgil a ‘side effect of reservation’ in a tweet. 

To that tweet of Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Paul replied: 

This triggered Kangana Ranaut, who deemed it fine to attack a 22-year-old queer activist on Twitter.

Twitter Reactions

Twitterati’s reaction was divided. Some people were disappointed with Kangana’s choice of words and her stance on mental health. Others were also disappointed in the fact that she invalidated an individual’s lived experience. 


There were some people, mostly fan pages, who agreed with Kangana’s advice for Priyanka and further trolled her.


Later, Kangana blocked Priyanka Paul.

People with privilege like Kangana must realise that they have the power to influence and should use it to create awareness and amplify existing issues rather than to belittle other people for their experiences. We must thrive to make the internet a safe space for everyone. 

If you need support or know someone who does, please reach out to your nearest mental health specialist. Helplines: Aasra: 022 2754 6669; Sneha India Foundation: +914424640050 and Sanjivini: 011-24311918

Image Credits: Twitter

Sources: Hindustan Times, The Quint, Times Now

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