On one hand actors are taking advantage of social media to work together with their followers and hold them up to date about their life amid this pandemic, on the opposite, many are coping with the negativity spreading quick on these platforms. Sharing her expertise, actor Shikha Talsania talks about coping with trolls and being fats shamed.
“There have been occasions once I considered logging out and taking a break from social media. Or I considered switching my feedback off to keep away from all of the negativity being thrown at me, however I’ve not carried out any of that but,” she says.
The Veere Di Marriage ceremony (2018) actor provides that whereas it’s tough to keep away from the negativity, we are able to undoubtedly take solace within the goodness that additionally comes our method.
Snug in her physique, Talsania admits that even at this time she will get physique shamed and is informed all types of nasty issues about the way in which she seems, and she or he feels it’s extra as a result of she’s an actor.
She explains, “If I’m on social media the place these trolls are rampant, there’s no method that I can hold the destructive away. The fats shaming and all types of trolling nonetheless proceed to occur. However what I concentrate on is the lot extra love that additionally comes my method.”
And simply to make sure that she maintains her sanity intact whereas coping with this social media toxicity, Talsania has her mantra sorted. She shares, “Some days I react, some days I don’t really feel like reacting to it, some days I block it to limit the negativity, sometime I interact with it. So, it will depend on the day and my temper. However for positive I don’t let this negativity bathroom me down. I believe extra vital issues to focus in my life than all this. Everybody has their method of coping with it, I’ve mine. I by no means let this toxicity have an effect on my thoughts area.”
Having stated that, the actor is hopeful that issues will get higher quickly and it’s only a matter of time.
“I believe we’re really in a distinct part proper now and nonetheless studying about social media. Typically, many people fail to grasp how our phrases and expressions are offensive and may have an effect on individuals round us. However slowly, given all of the talks which can be taking place, we’ll hopefully perceive and get someplace. I additionally assume whereas participating with the trolls greater than calling them off and saying you might be terrible, we are able to strive reasoning issues with them as effectively,” she concludes.
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