Given that she will soon be a hollywood star as she is acting in the hollywood movie Singularity, she needs to be careful on what she tweets. This could be a huge issue in the west where child labour[if at all this is true] is totally looked down upon and is a crime.
Here is the whole story.
Bipasha Basu tweeted about an hour ago "I need to learn to tie shoe laces asap!Embarassed that I can't!No patience grrrrr! Promise I am not spoilt!Will learn soon" and tagged it with a picture. Yes, the one you see above. After she tweeted it, she started getting strong responses like...
"Are they two kids ? I think its child labour ? ??"
"awww..didnt expected this from u..people follow u for ur good work"
"Look at those children. U shud be shameful for supporting her"
"Oh god, people should just chill out. Like you guys wouldnt do her laces! I god damn would! Lol."
"wt r u trying to tell us from dis.i never thought u were such a .i admired u i should slap myself"
"what the f**k is dis ....having money is not the thing u should hav common sense....."
"Bipasha should be arrested for this act. Only then these film studios will not do any child labour"
"Disgraceful Bips - cannot believe you are dumb enough to add this photo on Twitter!"
"Miss basu it looks like child labour evn though i suppose not.."
"Inform the Child labour protection act? Lol i guess bips went to school on slippers"
"This is how we treat fellow indians. Shame on you Bipasha. Unfollowed you shameless!"
What's more shocking was, she deleted the tweet instantly but forgot to delete the twitpic (picture).
She could face serious charges for this. Indian Child Labour act says Law Breakers could face one month to 12 months in jail .
Just 10 minutes ago Bipasha deleted the picture and tweeted this "Well the ppl helping me in the pix r my friend n sister,Who I help often with the same!So am sorry if it hurt anyones sentiments!"
She just said (in the tweet that she deleted) that she still needs to learn how to tie laces so where did this, "I often help them with the same" come from. White lies!
Also, weird because why would she have to delete the picture if they were really her 'friend' and 'sister'?
Someone tweeted this to Mr Amitabh Bachchan. here was his response
Here's what the HT story says -
With Twitterati wrath getting too hot to handle, Bipasha instantly deleted the picture from her page. But, by then, Bollywood portal Pinkvilla.com had already saved the image and posted it on their website. Basu then tweeted in her defence, “Well the ppl helping me in the pix r my friend n sister, Who I help often with the same! So am sorry if it hurt anyones sentiments (sic)!”
However, fans weren’t impressed with this explanation, with one even pointing out that if she didn’t know how to tie shoelaces, how could she possibly be helping others with it! “She should have known better. Isn’t she a smart, intelligent woman? She must know how serious an issue child labour is,” says DU student Sushant Bhatia. “I can’t believe she could be so dumb. She should be ashamed of not knowing how to tie laces, and then making kids do it!” says Nalini Singh, 21. A Twitter follower of actor Amitabh Bachchan sent him the pic asking for his comments, to which Bachchan said: “Why would you assume that these are a film stars feet ..!! (sic)”
When confronted about the incident at a press conference in Delhi yesterday, Basu said, “I’ve said everything I had to, on Twitter. I don’t think it was child labour at all.” She did not answer when asked to identify the two young girls. (Whoa, now it's confirmed that those two young girls were certainly not her 'friend' and 'sister'. I mean, if she has no problems revealing their 'identity' on Twitter, why would she have any problems disclosing the same to the media?).