Aesha Dhawan posts a strong reply to a fan who called her son ‘Black’.
Aesha Dhawan sends in a strong reply: The demise of George Floyd shocked the whole world. The cricket fraternity was no such exception. Floyd was an African-American man who died after the police arrested him in Minneapolis. The video clip spread like wildfire in social media, which showed a white police officer– Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s death until he died.
Floyd’s death attracted violent protests against racism all over the world. Many cricketers like Darren Sammy, KL Rahul, Tino Best and Chris Gayle also raised their voices against racism.
Sammy even spoke about one such experience when he faced racist comments. One of his Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates addressed him as ‘Kalu’. Many popular personalities shared a black screen picture on their social media handles to raise their voices against racism. ‘#BlackLivesMatter’.
Now, Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan’s wife Aesha also decided to protest against the issue of racism. He gave a strong reply to a fan who posted racist comments against her son when she posted a photo with her son. The fan commented, “Zorabar Son, you are black, you will remain black”. She spoke against the issue of racist discrimination prevailing in India and also vent out her protest against it. However, later she also deleted the post.
Ayesha sends a strong message against racism.
“Amazes me that people are so concerned about skin colour. If a person is brown, black, white or yellow what does it matter? The 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,” Aesha wrote.
“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. I own myself completely and so do my kids,” she added.
Shikhar and Ayesha are now spending their time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No international matches are happening right now. Dhawan was ready to play for the Delhi Capitals in this year’s IPL. However, the pandemic led to the indefinite postponement of the IPL.
Both of them got married in the year 2010 and their son Zoravar was born in 2014. They have remained quite active in social media during the lockdown.