Bollywood actress Zareen Khan opens up about how criticism and backlash on social media affect the mental health of a person.
Houseful actress said in an interview that people are forgetting ethics and there is a specific line that should not be crossed.
“It’s no doubt good that now people are being vocal about many things that weren’t being discussed openly earlier but then they are forgetting ethics and that there is a certain line that shouldn’t be crossed. These threats, abuses, and passing judgments are taking a negative turn altogether,” she said.
“We can have a difference of opinion and we must talk and sort things out. But all these can be done in a positive way.”
“Times are really difficult. Even the strongest are breaking down given how the pandemic has affected us all. Right now we need to sort things out compassionately. We must spread positivity,” she added.
Zareen also spoke about how social media trolling affects a person’s mental health as well: “There’s enough that we’re dealing with already.
Even if we feel low we can’t step out meet friends and relatives over food or coffee and chill. There are limited ways to relieve our tension and worries. The virus scare is looming large, we’re also thinking about work and finances… every day we wake up to some bad news.”
“We don’t need these nameless and faceless trolls spreading negativity to add to all these. If you can’t provide emotional support, don’t disturb anyone’s mental peace.”