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!
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.
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.
Sorry guys! I truly wanted to forget yesterday's episode when I was slammed and humiliated (by an insta profile and it's followers) for wearing a belt slightly similar to a branded piece (which I was ofcourse unaware of). But this comment!!!!!! I just couldn't resist putting up your comment on my post! MORE POWER TO YOU GIRL.💪 YOU VERBALISED WHAT I WAS THINKING. EVEN I COME FROM A HUMBLE BACKGROUND! MAKING MOCKERY OF PEOPLE FOR THEIR DRESSING, IS SUCH AN ARROGANT AND HIGH-HANDED, HIGH SCHOOL SNOB ATTITUDE! THANK GOD, THIS HAPPENED WITH ME! ELSE, I WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN THIS SIDE OF BULLYING WORLD. FEW MAY FEEL EMBARASSED AND KEEP SHUT...BUT I PREFER CALLING A SPADE A SPADE AND BULLYING- BULLYING! NOPE, I AM NOT A REGULAR CELEBRITY! I AM DIFFERENT BECAUSE "I AM NO DIFFERENT FROM PEOPLE WATCHING ME" & GETTING BULLDOZED FOR MY CLOTHING...WELL, NOT ACCEPTABLE! This happened to me and I felt so pressurised suddenly, felt like digging a hole and burrying my face. Imagine this happening with people who can't afford great dresses and designs, let alone a stylist or designer. In fact, NOT ALL CELEBRITIES AND STARS ARE RICH in contrast to a common expectation. Few become stars because of their QUALITY OF WORK and NOT WHAT THEY WEAR and HOW MUCH THEY EARN or FOR THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF FASHION WORLD! Everybody has a different forté! Bullying and belittling someone for that is SO DISHONORABLE, MEAN and VAIN! . (PS : I could be right or wrong but at least I don't keep shut when being humiliated! It's a lesson for my readers- "Speak up for yourself when oppressors think they are the bosses!") Aaahh!! Bol ke kaleje ko thandak mil gai 😁
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.
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.
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".
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.
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?