Trolls do affect our lives: Priyank Sharma

Debarati Palit Singh
Thursday, 18 January 2018

You basically need to ignore trolls because there’s just so much more to do... than sitting back and reacting to trolls, says Priyank Sharma. The reality show star has been trolled several times either for his sexual comments and orientation during his stint on Bigg Boss season 11

Priyank Sharma, who will be part of MTV Troll Police, says that he fails to understand why people abuse and talk rubbish about others on social media

You basically need to ignore trolls because there’s just so much more to do... than sitting back and reacting to trolls, says Priyank Sharma. The reality show star has been trolled several times either for his sexual comments and orientation during his stint on Bigg Boss season 11.

He will be facing his trolls on MTV Troll Police, which will air on January 20 at 7 pm on MTV.

“Sometimes things pop up on your screen and it is difficult to ignore them but you have to let go. It’s not important to reply. But I was asked to be a part of Troll Police and I thought I will take it up because it’s time to speak out and a great opportunity to face people, who are trolling me,” said Priyank.

Does the trolling also affect his family? “The elderly generation is on social media now and they see the kind of trolling that happens. They also see insulting comments. If we say that trolling is not affecting us, it’s not entirely true because it does affect us, when it hurts our parents,” he said.

But reacting to trolls on social media is different from facing them in real life. “Honestly, I didn’t know how I would react. Obviously there was a little anger within me. But when I met him, I realised that he is just like us. He is a student and I felt bad for him. These people sit with their phones and spread so much negativity. They need a better life which will help them,” answered the actor who has been part of MTV Roadies and Splitsvilla.

The whole purpose of social media was to connect with the world but some users are being irresponsible with it. “I really don’t know why people do this. Criticism is fine but abusing and talking rubbish about others is uncalled for,” he responded.

Priyank has concluded his stint with Bigg Boss 11 and there are reports of him signing a TV series. He mentioned that certain projects are in the pipeline.

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