Popular actor and 'Lock Upp' participant Poonam Pandey faced severe criticism on social media after she claimed to have faked her death. The incident stirred a frenzy of speculations and reactions on various platforms.
Poonam Pandey Fake Death Stunt
On a Saturday, Poonam Pandey took to Instagram to share a video, revealing that the reports of her demise were false. Captioning the video, she stated, "I feel compelled to share something significant with you all - I am here, alive. Cervical Cancer didn't claim me." Pandey explained that her intention behind the stunt was to raise awareness about cervical cancer.
Social Media Uproar
The revelation video, posted on February 3, 2024, caught everyone off guard. Netizens expressed their outrage on Instagram and Twitter, criticizing Poonam for her controversial stunt. Notably, celebrities like Kusha Kapila, Vivek Agnihotri, Shardul Pandit, and others joined the public in slamming Pandey for her actions.
Celebrities Ally Goni and Rahul Vaidya also voiced their disapproval of Poonam Pandey's stunt. While their specific comments were not provided in the original text, their remarks added to the growing chorus of criticism.
If it was a strategy, then I’d say it’s a very bad strategy. Now everyone has forgotten about such an important issue like ‘Cervical Cancer’ and they are focussed on the pathetic gimmick. https://t.co/QHVZ4FyDhn— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) February 3, 2024
And I was right!! Now that poonam is alive I can surely say RIP PR/ marketing. New low of creating a sensational/viral campaign .. welcome to KALYUG. https://t.co/2aTyZyYy6E— RAHUL VAIDYA RKV (@rahulvaidya23) February 3, 2024
Fuking cheap publicity stunt it was nothing else.. u guys think it’s funny ? U and ur PR team should be boycotted I swear.. bloody losers and to all the media portals we people here trust u that’s y we believed it.. shame on u all..— Aly Goni (@AlyGoni) February 3, 2024
Poonam Pandey's alleged fake death stunt not only sparked widespread condemnation on social media but also led to a discussion about the ethics of using such tactics for awareness. The incident serves as a reminder of the impact of social media and the responsibilities that come with being in the public eye.