Dear Diet Sabya, nobody needs your unwarranted fake fashion criticism
TV actress Divyanka Tripathi was recently slammed by self-proclaimed fashion watchdog Diet Sabya for wearing a belt that was similar to renowned designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's work. For those unaware, Diet Sabya is an anonymous Instagram account, that works as a fashion watchdog and calls out celebrities copying designs of others. Here, we explain why Diet Sabya needs to get a life!
Divyanka trolled for wearing belt similar to Sabyasachi's design
The Instagram account posted two side-by-side pictures of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the Yeh Hai Mohabbatein star wearing similar belts. While Aishwarya's belt featured a Bengal Tiger designed by Sabyasachi, Divyanka's belt had a cheetah designed by her stylist Victor Robinson. However, Divyanka and her close friend and director, Ekta Kapoor, took a dig at the fashion police and gave a befitting reply.
Here's the iconic belt
Ekta Kapoor says Diet Sabya is 'rip-off' of Diet Prada
Ekta pointed out how Diet Sabya was itself a "rip-off" of Diet Prada, the original Instagram account created to expose fake fashion copies. The director replied on Instagram saying, "The irony is more amusing than the page itself." Further, Divyanka replied that she's no different than the people who watch her on screen and making a mockery of her dressing is plain bullying.
'Not all celebrities are rich in contrast to common expectation'
Diet Sabya launched last year; has over 144,000 followers
However, we are not sure if Divyanka and Ekta's words had any effect on Diet Sabya. The Instagram account, which came into existence on March 15, 2018, has racked up an impressive 144,000 followers so far. Be it designs, patterns, cuts, Diet Sabya doesn't leave anything out in its rant and is solely dedicated to exposing the rampant copycat culture in the entertainment industry.
Diet Sabya's common signature '#dietsabya #Gandi #copy'
Mind you, the watchdog has a razor-sharp tongue and is not scared of slamming the rampant copycat culture through its satirical yet offensive phrases. The account has a common rude signature in each of its post, which reads, "#dietsabya #Gandi #copy," accompanied by some extremely mean and disrespectful words belittling the efforts of the stylists, often calling them a rip-off from Bandra or Lokhandwala.
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Crossing the line, maybe?
Will make sure online-universe knows copying isn't cool: Diet Sabya
Previously, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Diet Sabya made it pretty clear that "copying isn't cool and we will make sure the online universe knows that...about serial time offenders, influential or upcoming- be called out for their mediocrity". Diet Sabya feels with a little more effort and actual research, designers can come up with something unique and won't have to make "gandi copies".
Fashion is important but not at an extravagant cost
Dear Diet Sabya, we understand that blatant plagiarism isn't classy or cool, but so is your unwarranted and unnecessary fashion policing. It is about damn time you realize that yes, fashion is important but not at an extravagant cost. Not everyone can afford an original Sabyasachi dress and there is no harm in wearing a copied design to feel fashionable if one wants to.
At the end of the day, it's just fashion
Also, Diet Sabya, your so-called "calling-out-the-fakes" work seems nothing other than belittling celebrities just for fun. At the end of the day, it's just fashion. It's, in fact, funny to imagine that there are a bunch of people behind the screen utilizing their time in digging up how and when did a celebrity copy someone else's fashion apparel. How jobless can you be?Share this timeline