Pakistani actress Armeena Khan on Tuesday wrote to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H Fore, asking for the Indian-American actress’ removal as a goodwill ambassador, a position the Quantico star has held since 2016.
The demand came after Priyanka Chopra got into an argument in Los Angeles on 10 August when a Pakistani woman accused her of encouraging war despite being a UN ambassador for peace. The Indian actress responded, saying that although she is deeply pacifist and has friends in Pakistan, she remains loyal to her homeland.
A chunk of Pakistani netizens were impressed by Armeena Khan's letter and urged the UNICEF to remove Priyanka as their Goodwill Ambassador.
Spot on 👍 feeling proud that people like you represent Pakistan. We admire your work in showbiz but honestly the way you are trying to raise awareness for people to know and speak about issues to the right authorities is amazing. ❤️— Rubila Malik (@zoyaali55) 12 August 2019
Pakistan is proud of you Armeena api for standing against this so professionally which shows how civilized of a Nation we are. We are a civilized and educated nation indeed! Thank you♥️— Hazim Bin Ijaz (@hazimbinijaz) 12 August 2019
May this letter encourages @UNICEF to take action against warmongerings like these!
Love you Armeena . We will never forget the love in your heart for our beloved Pakistan. We appreciate the way you raise your voice for #Kashmir . I m proud that I belong to the nation where artist support the truth and humanity not like #Priyanka who support . ✌✌👍 well done— Proud Pakistani🇵🇰 (@tbushra24) 12 August 2019
You did best from your side. Let's see if they can act upon it.— Noor (@BirdSetFree93) 12 August 2019
Priyanka’s fans rushed to defend her. Some even accused Armeena of trying to seek attention.
Wow! Some ppl can get soo low to get publicity! Ms.nobody aka @ArmeenaRK just to educate u...@priyankachopra besides being a worldwide loved celebrity has & should have a opinion tht shdnt be effected to who she is globally. So chill & relax! #priyankachoprajonas 🙏🏻🤲🏻😘❤️💕👏🏻🙌🏻🤘🏻— Imran syed (@imran_texas) 12 August 2019
Thank you for being the voice of the unheard, all of us who condemn these acts but unable to speak out as efficiently and confidently as you have put this out. Thank you 🙏— beebs (@Nu5hrat) 12 August 2019
Official UNICEF Response: Thank you very much. We however have an organisational policy of not encouraging stupidity. We have now securely deposited this letter where it belongs - in the dust bin. Get a life! 👍😂🤣 #sarcasm— Roshan Pai (@paiMD) 13 August 2019
Priyanka Chopra was at the Beautycon in Los Angeles when a Pakistani woman questioned her role as a United Nations Goodwill ambassador and her tweet in support of the Indian Army where she wrote: “Jai Hind (Long live India) #IndianArmedForces”.
“You are United Nations Goodwill ambassador for peace and you are encouraging nuclear war in Pakistan. There is no way you are in this ...As a Pakistani, millions of people, like me, have supported you in your business,” the woman could be heard shouting in a video that later went viral.
Priyanka responded by saying that although she is deeply pacifist and can boast friends in neighbouring Pakistan, she remains loyal to India.