In the field of journalistic ethics, there are sometimes almost little or no limits regarding the practices and procedures for obtaining information about public figures. Today’s media loves to consume all the juicy and scandalous information about celebrities and often shows it in gruesome ways without thinking of how much it can affect the mental health of the person being talked about. is.
This happens with every celebrity, but most women have been abused, which would not be so wrong. There is a difference between asking for information and keeping one’s private matter or private life in front of the whole world.
Here is a list of female celebrities who were humiliated and treated very badly by the media and faced dire consequences due to all kinds of slander.
1. Janet Jackson
In 2004, Janet Jackson performed with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII, where a wardrobe malfunction occurred and her bra*st was exposed at the end of the performance. The media only blamed Jackson, while clearly, Timberlake had a major involvement in the accident. Jackson was heavily criticized by all which largely ruined his entire career. He was forbidden to attend the Grammys but Justin was not. Jackson faced dire consequences while Justin was zero. Our misogynistic society does not understand that an accident is nothing but purely an accident.
After actor and boyfriend, Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden mysterious death’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has been one of the prime suspects in his death. Although she has not been proven guilty, the way netizens and media defame her image is very cruel. Without any concrete evidence, all the fans of Sushant started blaming him for his sudden death saying that it was he who gave him the drug. But one should never forget that Sushant was a mature man who was clearly well aware of the fact of what was right and what was wrong. Criticizing a person so much that it harms their mental state is a very inhuman act, which the Indian media has done and is still doing to a large extent.
3. Amy Winehouse
When one hears how much Amy has suffered in her life, it is heartbreaking. How life destroyed him despite all his talents. The media made him a figure of fun, his personal life, his problem with drugs and what not, the media used everything related to him and made him a standing joke in front of the public. Her family especially her father used to take advantage of her fame, exploit her. It’s sad what that angel had to go through. We hope that his soul rest in peace.
4. Kristen Stewart
After admitting to the fact that Kristen cheated on her boyfriend of three years, Robert Pattinson, with the director of snow White And the stalker who was condemned by a lot of his fans and the media certainly played a big part in uncovering the whole controversy. Of course, what happened was wrong but one should never forget that it takes two to tango. While Kristen was heavily criticized for her work snow White And the hunter was hardly talked about.
Rekha, an Indian actress from 90s Bollywood, was another celebrity whose life was scandalous. People used to call her so bad that she was often referred to as a ‘witch’ by the media, this especially escalated with the demise of her husband only a few months after the marriage. Her alleged affair with the famous actor Amitabh Bachchan was a juicy piece of news which the media used to display all the time. Even though she was going through a huge loss after her husband’s suicide just after marriage, the media didn’t even once tried to act with the slightest sense of humanity.
6. Princess Diana
When it comes to documenting the lives of celebrities the media hardly tries to act with ethics. From the day Diana entered the royal world and married Prince Charles, her every act was viewed with more or less a sordid attitude. His life was like a roller-coaster ride. Along with everything he blamed, accusations, retaliation, alleged affair everything was a plus factor in his overwhelming life. His last words were ‘My God, what happened?’ Even after his death, the media was still engrossed in taking pictures from the best angles and crafting scandalous stories.
The famous American singer Beyoncé is one of the many celebrity ladies whose life was filled with a lot of rumors and of course scandals. From allegations of skin lightening; Allegations against her, of not actually giving birth to Blue Ivy, of hiring a surrogate mother simply because she ‘don’t want to look fat’; Her beef with Rihanna was all captured and portrayed by the media in the most horrifying way ever. While she simply tries to live her life, she is still targeted by the media all the time.
Indian actress Sri Devi, who is no more, was the second wife of film producer Boney Kapoor. Boney Kapoor broke off his first marriage to marry Sridevi, which gave fans and journalists another topic. First wife Mona Kapoor and Boney Kapoor were considered to be quite happy together, so they were often referred to as home-owners. Even after the death of Sri Devi, people keep cursing her, saying that they have seen her commit adultery. How pathetic the statements and opinions of people and media seem like Boney Kapoor didn’t want to marry her and that’s all she was doing. At least no one should continue to criticize him after his demise, when he was not wrong from the beginning.
9. Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie
Actor Brad Pitt’s first wife Jennifer Aniston and second second Angelina Jolie have been mentioned together in more or less every gossip that the media shows to the world. The fact that both women are somehow maligned by the media with titles such as ‘the poor wife’ who will not child Brad and the latter ‘home wrecker’ with whom Brad cheated is still Aniston. being married to. The media always puts Aniston and Jolie in the headlines, this is wrong while Brad on the other hand is rarely mentioned. One should never forget that Brad was all he did and no one really criticized him for that.
10. Meghan Markle
Like Princess Diana, the British media, the Duke of Sussex, is doing their best to make the public life of Prince Harry’s wife Meghan Markle a living hell. Titles like ‘home breaker’ are often used for Meghan. Harry, in full support of his wife, said that his greatest fear was history repeating itself. He knew how much his mother, Princess Diana, had to endure during her days. Their idea of living independently was something that the two chose together and it is completely personal. Today’s media and journalists must understand that there are certain limits and rules when extracting and disseminating information on celebrities and no one should cross them.
11. Anushka Sharma
Irrespective of whether you are a cricket fan or not, you must still know how fans treat and joke with famous Indian actress Anushka Sharma, who is also the wife of Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. From the day they got married, fans leave no chance to mock Anushka, especially when India lose their matches against other teams. Since then this cycle of abusing her has continued and it would be an understatement to call it pathetic.
12. Jiah Khan
Indian actress Jiah Khan’s death has been termed as suicide by the authorities. Jiah Khan’s mother says that a woman who was on her way to acting success, her death at just 25 was definitely not a suicide. But this is not something the media is focused on. They keep cursing her by talking about her alleged relationship with old celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt. The allegations of her being pregnant are thus suicide and all the nonsense claims by people are still there. Should a dying woman be treated like this?
13. Parveen Babik
Like Jia, Indian actress Parveen Babi has always been linked to none other than Mahesh Bhatt. Whenever you search his name on the internet it will always show how his flair and passion for Mahesh Bhatt affected him. But there is hardly anyone who talks about how much he suffered, how much he suffered, so much that it caused his own death. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Imagine how bad her mental health was by the people and the media that she lost her sanity and eventually left.
Women have suffered a lot in this misogynistic society. Whether he is a famous personality or not, the brutality of the patriarchy has always been imposed on him. The time has come for everyone to understand that “peace in the patriarchy is a war against women” – Maria Miss.