Yesterday, the Hollywood actress and fashion icon who was the first Indian celebrity to receive an invitation to the coronation concert scheduled for King Charles III gave a speech there. However, the remark did not go over well with netizens, particularly in India, who deemed it humiliating.
Sonam began her speech with ‘Namaste’ and then stated, “Our Commonwealth is a union. Together, we represent one-third of the world’s population, one-third of its oceans, and one-third of its landmass. Each of our nations is distinct, and each of our peoples is exceptional, but we have chosen to stand united.
Learning from our history, being graced by our diversity, being driven by our values, and being committed to constructing a more peaceful, sustainable, and prosperous society in which every voice is heard”
One Internet user responded to the video by stating, “This is humiliating. As if attending the event wasn’t humiliating enough. It is hosting a fifth-grade English elocution contest. Perhaps she did it on purpose to exact retribution. On the other hand, another user commented, “This is embarrassing me secondhand.” “Why can’t she enjoy her retirement far from the cameras?”
Did she praise the British Empire in her eulogy for enslaving and plundering us? “Just curious,” commented another user.
Sonam had posted a photo of her outfit with the caption, “Historic moments call for fashion moments” prior to the coronation concert. I’m honored to mark the momentous occasion of the #Coronationconcert by donning the collaborative vision of two of the most extraordinary designers from the two countries I’m fortunate to call home.
Sonam will next be seen in Blind, a film directed by Shome Makhija and starring Purab Kohli, Vinay Pathak, and Lillete Dubey in prominent roles.