Rashami Desai Addresses Online Trolls and Defends Family Against Social Media Abuse
In a recent video shared on the microblogging platform X, popular actor Rashami Desai opened up about her decision to confront online trolls who have been incessantly targeting her on social media. Fed up with the relentless trolling that not only criticized her life choices but also subjected her family to offensive comments, Rashami Desai decided to speak out.
Despite having the ability to ignore online trolls, Rashami Desai expressed her bewilderment at the need to involve her family in the “toxic realm of the virtual world.”
In her video addressing the issue, she firmly stated, “To all the idle individuals out there, I want to make it clear – please refrain from targeting my parents. I am fully aware of my actions, and it’s my life.”
Reflecting on the prevalence of online trolling, the “Uttaran” actor emphasized that this behavior, regardless of the target’s profession, be it an actor, businessman, or politician, is detrimental and should not be normalized.
Rashami Desai shared her motivation behind the video, explaining, “In my case, people on social media make unsolicited remarks about my life, causing distress to those close to me. Recently, I came across a tweet in which a user was directing abuse towards my mother, and that was the tipping point for me to release this video. Everyone seems to have an opinion about my life and, in the process, resorts to disrespectful comments about my family. It saddened me to read such hurtful remarks, and I felt compelled to take a stand.”
Asserting her independence and the ability to make her own decisions, Rashami stated, “I am well aware of what I am doing. I have put in years of hard work. I am a self-made individual with the capability to make my own choices. While I appreciate the concern, it had become demeaning. Every artist understands how to handle their fanbase, and I felt the need to put an end to the negativity and abuse. It is unjust to involve my family and subject my parents to abuse in the name of trolling. People should refrain from cruelty and self-centeredness.”
Rashami Desai also expressed her willingness to accept constructive criticism but pointed out the difference between that and individuals who, having learned from her experiences, attempt to dictate her choices. She graciously acknowledged their concern and continued to move forward.
As Rashami Desai takes a stand against online abuse, she sheds light on the importance of maintaining civility and empathy on social media platforms.