Undeniably, 21-year-old Anant Ambani’s ‘108 kilos lighter in 18 months’ weight loss story assures jolts of inspiration – to anyone wanting to turn to a new leaf and hit on a fitter path. While a large number of celebrities and active twitter users took to congratulate the youngster on the ‘seemingly impossible’ transformation; one could also witness a glut of cynical remarks focusing on the negative.
The most popular comments oscillated between how it is ‘naturally unhealthy’ to lose to such extremes, and is probably a result of a host of surgeries.
Interestingly, the youngest Ambani kid isn’t the only one to have gotten the shorter end of the stick. Not too long ago, actress Ariel Winter’s much publicised breast reduction surgery was under the scanner.
The idea broke the Internet, with hundreds of hate messages, and tweets about how the idea isn’t a very pleasing option for a youngster, despite the star stressing that the surgery was done solely because that’s ‘exactly what she wanted and not because she was ashamed of her scars or wanted to cover her flaws’.
Even when actress Deepika Padukone came out in the open about depression, snide remarks terming it as a publicity stunt made the rounds on social media.
Romica Harish, sociologist and professor at the dept. of sociology, opines, “Social media brings out the sadist in most of us. People think its okay to shun somebody online because of the anonymity involved. There’s also a sense of satisfaction derived from assuming the worst or stirring a controversy online by passing a snide remark. This is also because eyebrow raising comments often garners more attention. Also, since there isn’t an online censor, people often see it as a platform to vent their frustrations and direct it at a celeb who’s actually doing a good thing.”...