Viral: RCB fan girl shares the trauma she faced post instant stardom
RCB fan girl whose name is Deepika Ghose has expressed her feelings she went after instant stardom.
RCB fan girl Deepika Ghose became an overnight sensation when she went to watch a match of Royal Challengers Bangalore against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 4. She was captured on camera and her picture went viral. She was seen in a red off-shoulder crop top and was cheering for RCB at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Her Instagram followers increased and she became an overnight star like the wink girl Priya Varrier.
She also posted a boomerang video holding RCB’s flag and was cheering up for her favourite team.
Social media went frenzy about the girl and her video and pictures were circulated all over the internet. Random users have been stalking her, creating memes and some have even come up with fake accounts with her name. This has caused mental torture and trauma to Deepika and now she has taken to her social media handle to share how it affected her life.
Sharing a lengthy post, she wrote, “I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it.”
She further said, “I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful.”
Here’s her full post.
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My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. It all started on the Saturday of the RCBxSRH IPL match. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. It has become a family tradition to watch, cheer and support our Bengaluru team. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different. I did not want any recognition or realise the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it. I have much to be proud of – I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-travelled and well loved by my friends and family. I have many talents and have excelled at my work as a stylist and as a dancer/teacher/entrepreneur. I do NOT consider being seen on TV at an IPL match an achievement. Many people ask me how my life has changed. It has NOT! The only thing that has changed is the number of my Instagram followers. I am as much in shock as all of you. While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful. Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU! The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. I am appalled by how I have been judged & condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention. So many people have asked me why they should follow me – and you are right to question this. Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
We are living in a digital world and every action is gauged. One click or action can make you get the sudden spotlight and let you face the positive or negative consequences of it.