The Twitter account of the newspaper's entertainment section tweeted a video of Padukone with the caption, "ÖMG! Deepika Padukone's cleavage show!" Padukone tweeted back, "YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??" She further said, "Dont talk about Woman's Empowerment when YOU don't know how to RESPECT Women!"
The Times of India was unfazed. It replied, "It's a compliment! You look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! :)”
This sent Twitter users into outrage mode against the newspaper all of Sunday. #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone trended all day on Twitter. Here are some of the posts.
Good for you @deepikapadukone - nothing embarrasses misogynists more than some plainspeak !
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 14, 2014
@deepikapadukone Bravo! Papers do this to actresses, sportswomen regularly. They need to be shamed & exposed.
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) September 14, 2014
They think @deepikapadukone has a cleavage. I think she has got a spine.
— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) September 14, 2014
Its a shame that this is what we do in the name of journalism.. More power to you @deepikapadukone ..
— Saqib Saleem (@Saqibsaleem) September 14, 2014
Times of India publishes cleavage of Deepika Padukone - gets massive amount of readers - then actress responds angrily & ToI gets even more
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) September 14, 2014
I think the Times of India tied up with HuffPo just for their sideboob vertical. #Synergy
— Overrated Outcast (@over_rated) September 14, 2014
Dear boys, If you are tweeting #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone then I expect you to also respect women on the road. Please don't sing songs!
— Rashi Kakkar (@rashi_kakkar) September 14, 2014
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