Deepika Padukone, who is considered as a pioneer when it comes to crusading for mental well being, came under fire recently for selling items from her wardrobe on World Mental Health Day.
The Padmaavat actress announced her Closet Initiative, where every month, she will be sharing some of her favorite pieces from her closet on her website. Her closet contains versatile and stylish clothes and pieces curated by Deepika herself. From staple tees and athleisure to red carpet looks and accessories, The Deepika Padukone Closet claimed to have something for everyone.
To each and every one of you,— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) October 10, 2019
This #WorldMentalHealthDay I am delighted to announce the launch of The Deepika Padukone Closet™️ where you can shop and own some of my most favourite pieces from my wardrobe! pic.twitter.com/QUg2jqarTu
However, this didn't go well with her fans, who slammed Deepika for tagging World Mental Health Day while launching her closet sale.
Sis said “it’s mental health day please buy my stuff” lmao https://t.co/vvyVBcSSn5— W (@daddyplzdont) October 10, 2019
she really said “noooo don’t kill yourself buy my clothes first ahaha” https://t.co/pjSl8a0kvA— rafay (@ZindagiAzabHai) October 10, 2019
I really don't expect much from her but how insensitive of her to cash out of this highly sensitive cause and making it the pivotal point to sell out her merchandise ? New low for you @deepikapadukone , do better !! https://t.co/ndOykUzrfz— Parmj3t (@parmjeet689) October 10, 2019
idk about you but this seems extremely exploitative https://t.co/v52a06WN31— Mehar Khursheed (@curlistani) October 10, 2019
Taking retail ‘therapy’ too seriously? https://t.co/djPVh3WtbG— Karnika (@KarnikaKohli) October 10, 2019
The commercialization of mental health ain’t it https://t.co/9pr0OPB0zL— sohniyeh (@sohnianika) October 10, 2019
Deepika Padukone has always been quite vocal about her battle with depression and anxiety. The actress now runs a Live, Love Laugh Foundation along with her sister Anisha Padukone to help those battling mental health issues.