Malaika Arora has been receiving backlash for her recent choice of outfit at Manish Malhotra’s birthday party. Celebrity fashion designer who recently turned 56, hosted a star-studded bash at his residence that was attended by Bollywood celebrities such as Gauri Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Raveena Tandon, Kriti Sanon, Rekha, Karisma Kapoor, Nora Fatehi and Shilpa Shetty. While the B-town divas left no stone unturned in making a statement with their style, it was Malaika Arora who raised eyebrows with her sartorial pick.
The Bollywood celebrity turned up at the party wearing a shimmery silver mini dress from Balenciaga featuring the luxury brand’s name all over the turtleneck outfit. She paired it with thigh-high black boots and a tiny black bag. However, Malaika’s choice of outfit didn’t go down well with netizens who called her out for supporting a brand that has been accused of promoting child abuse with their recent ad campaign.
Why is Malaika still wearing and supporting Balenciaga when they’ve been cancelled and exposed throughout the world for pedophilia?” a user wrote on Instagram, adding that the actor wearing the brand is “just sad”.
Calling her “tone deaf”, another user commented: “Malaika Arora is tone deaf to wear Balenciaga after Balenciaga’s Holiday Campaign sparks to cancel brand due to featuring children cuddling teddy bears dressed in bondage gear in its latest advertising campaign. One child is pictured with an assortment of empty wine glasses, and contained court documents referencing child pornography as part of the set.”
While one user called it “shameful”, another said that it is “very disappointing to see her wearing and supporting this brand“. “What was she asking,” a netizen asked.