A day after Priyanka Chopra's latest cover for Conde Nast Traveller magazine cover earned major criticism, the magazine has defended it by releasing an official statement asserting that they wanted to address 'culture of xenophobia' through the picture.
On the cover page, the 34-year-old actress sported a printed white shirt that lists four words' refugee, immigrant, outsider, traveler in capital letters, where the first three options have been struck out with red.
Following this, many Twitter users called out disappointments with the “Quantico” actress for unthinkingly endorsing what might be insensitive, classist comment.
In the recent development, the magazine took to its Twitter handle to release an official statement wherein they said “at Conde Nast Traveller, we believe that the opening up of borders and the breaking down of walls can help us discover the world, and open up our minds and hearts. So, when we had actress Priyanka Chopra wear a T-shirt, we had a point to make".
“And it's not about privilege. It's about how our labelling of people as immigrants, refugees and outsiders is creating a culture of xenophobia,” reads official statement. The travel magazine on Oct 7 shared the first look of its 6th anniversary issue on Twitter.
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