Entrepreneur Rohini Iyer has never shied away from speaking her mind. She recently took to her official Instagram handle to call out the influencers, actors vacationing in exotic locations such as Maldives and Goa as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country.
She wrote, “For all of you vacationing in Maldives and Goa and exotic locales, remember, it’s a holiday for you. It’s a bloody pandemic all over. So don’t be an insensitive idiot and post pictures of your privileged life. This is not the time to boost your Instagram numbers. This is the time to step up and help or if you can’t do anything, then shut up and stay home! Or stay quiet in your holiday home.. masked up. No photos. This is not Fashion Week or Kingfisher calendar time!”
Writer Shobhaa De showcased her support to Rohini’s message by reposting her story on Instagram as well. She captioned the post, “Hello!!! Listen up! Loved this post passionately articulated by Rohini Iyer. Wanted to share it here, and I am not good with techno stuff – Repost etc. Okay? Idea is to get her message across. Well said @rohiniiyer. It is the height of vulgarity to flaunt those ridiculous pictures. Enjoy Maldives by all means. You are blessed if you can get such a break in these bleak times. But do everyone a favour… keep it private.”
This strong message by Rohini instantly went viral on all the social media platforms. Fans expressed their support by posting the story on their official handles.