'Kill me or...': Poonam Pandey breaks silence on receiving online hate after faking her death
Poonam Pandey in one of her Instagram stories called out trolls and fans who are continuous slamming her for planting a fake news on her death-
Bollywood actress & model Poonam Pandey on Monday broke her silence on fans and celebs slamming her for carrying out an insensitive PR campaign by faking her own death. Poonam Pandey in one of her Instagram stories called out trolls and fans who are continuous slamming her for planting a fake news on her death in order to raise awareness on Cervical Cancer. While Poonam had already shared a video on her Instagram handle addressing her friends and celebrities that her mother suffered from throat cancer and therefore she understand the sensitiveness of the act. Still, Poonam's publicity stunt has turned out to be meme for mant meme pages. Addressing the online hate she is receiving, Poonam Pandey wrote-
"“Kill me, crucify me, hate me, but save someone you love," wrote Poonam Pandey on her Instagram story. Notably, Poonam's PR agency Schbang had apologised for their actions, particularly to those who have faced or witnessed the challenges of cancer. In a statement, the PR agency wrote, "Yes, we were involved in the initiative for Poonam Pandey to spread awareness about Cervical Cancer in collaboration with Hauterfly. To start off, we would like to extend a heartfelt apology - especially towards those who have been triggered as a result of having faced/having a loved one face the hardships of any kind of Cancer."
Poonam Pandey in legal trouble
On Monday, a Kolkata resident initiated a legal action against Poonam Pandey, accusing her of engaging in a misleading publicity stunt and exploiting the serious issue of cervical cancer by falsely claiming her own death. Amit Roy, a resident of Kolkata, issued the legal notice to Poonam Pandey through his advocate Shayan Sachin Basu. "Failure to comply with this notice will result in legal action, including but not limited to defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and other applicable charges," advocate Basu was quoted saying.