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RCB Fangirl Deepika Ghose Faces Harassment: Yes, I Am The RCB Girl But I Am So Much More Than That

RCB Fangirl Deepika Ghose Faces Harassment: Yes, I Am The RCB Girl But I Am So Much More Than That

Social media has an immense reach. The advent of social media has given the term 'overnight sensation' a whole new meaning. Remember Priya Prakash Varrier? She rose to fame overnight because of a wink. 


About two weeks ago, Deepika Ghose became the most talked about girl on the internet because of her appearance at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. She was termed as the RCB girl as she was seen cheering for Virat Kohli's team. The next thing she knew, she woke up to an unexpected increase in the number of her Instagram followers and about 20 fan clubs. She even got a verified status on her Instagram profile. 




 

 

 


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#RCB girl forever ❤️🏏


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While she received a lot of love, she was subjected to harassment online. In no time, her life became public and her privacy was invaded. But don't you think giving celebrity status to someone for simply watching a match in the stands is uncalled for? 


Deepika took to her Instagram profile to talk about how life hasn't been easy ever since that episode. Her identity has reduced to simply being 'an RCB fan'.


Here's what she wrote, "My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different. I did not want any recognition or realize 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."


She further added, "I have much to be proud of - I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-traveled 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."


She wrote about how she's been subjected to a lot of negativity, "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!"


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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.


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It's about time we respect people's privacy.


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