Aesha Dhawan asked a strong question as to why the color of one’s skin matters after a fan posted a racist comment about her & Shikhar Dhawan’s son Zoravar.
The debate on racism has become a trending topic across the world since the cruel shooting of George Floyd while in police custody in the US. Several sports stars have also spoken up against racism including cricketers like Chris Gayle & Daren Sammy. Indian Opener batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s wife Aesha Dhawan on Monday took to her Instagram handle to speak about the evil of racism after a fan commented about their son Zoravar by calling him “black”. Aesha Dhawan shared a screenshot of the comment & wrote a strong caption on her post, questioning why people are so much concerned about skin colour.
In the photo, the comment highlighted by Aesha read as “Zorabar Son, you are black, you will remain black.” Replying to such racist comment, Aesha wrote, “Amazes me that people are so concerned about skin color. If a person is brown, black, white or yellow what does it matter?”
“Funny thing to me is that certain people that are Indian have a problem with skin colour when logically and biologically brown skin is very normal in those parts of the world,” she further added.
“It’s like you are only denying your self. And another thing is that the more you deny your reality the more you are suffering,” Aesha wrote. “I own myself completely and so do my kids,” she concluded.
“GUYS IM NOT UPSET IM JUST HIGHLIGHTING WHAT IS THERE IN OUR SOCIETY. AND ALL MY KIDS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE TOO,” she wrote later in a comment.
Shikhar Dhawan & Aesha Dhawan got married in the year 2012. Their son Zoravar was born two years later in 2014. Such racist comments on people’s color highlight the narrow-minded racist thinking of people prevailing in our society.