The RCB Vs SRH match on May 4 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, got famous for some other reason. The screen several times showed a pretty girl in red cheering for her team! No wonder she caught the attention of males and people tracked her down through social media.
Deepika Ghose became a star overnight when her followers increased from 3k to 300k+ followers. And she became the National Crush. But everything has a dark side to it. She gained fame and popularity but also there were men who were sending her crude messages and women who were criticizing her.
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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.
In her latest post, she talks about unwanted fame and all the negativity that is coming from it. She said that her family has been watching these matches for a long time and it was just a coincidence that she got noticed.
She not only talks about harassment by men but also mentions about bullying by women, and she says that she is one of us, then why the negativity?
She ended the post saying on a positive note saying that she will use this fame to the better.
It’s a go-go girl!