Social media have made life better in many ways, but it comes with its negatives too. The growing trolls, abuses, threats and social media trials are only making things worse. Much like many others, Ishq Mein Marjawan 2 actor Zayn Ibad Khan feels that one needs to be responsible on social media. And if you are a social influencer with many following you, then your responsibility just doubles up.
“When you are a public figure, there are many who follow you, get inspired by what you say or do. And among these are youngsters too who get easily influenced. You can’t just post anything and everything. It’s important to check the thoughts you share, the language you use, and even the photos you upload. As an actor, I am therefore very careful and think twice before posting something. I believe in spreading positivity. It’s not cool to abuse and troll people online,” he says.
Khan feels that it is important to stand up for what is right. If people can be motivated in a positive way, why not do that. As a social influencer, it’s important to drive people towards what is right.
“But you should only take a stand when you are familiar with the situation or the person or an incident etc. I don’t like to go with the flow here. With so much fake all around, we need to cross-check and understand before saying something. We also need patience and tolerance,” he adds.
Reacting to the negativity around Bollywood on social media that swelled up after talks around the existing biases started happening, he says that this world is filled with good and bad and Bollywood is just a part of it.
“So why make it sound like hell when that isn’t the scenario? I am not saying there is nothing bad or denying the difficulties some must have been through but everything has been blown out of proportion,” he says adding that these discussions were required to highlight the wrongdoers, spoiling the name of the industry.
Khan continues, “They required unmasking for sure, or else we won’t be able to progress. Many feel that people in the show business are successful junkies, druggies, and selfish, lead a debauched lifestyle. People completely forget how the industry has been working hard, dreading all odds in trying to entertain people, providing employment to so many… Don’t we deserve your love and support too?”
It is quite something to think about, isn’t it?