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Priyanka Chopra lambasted for selfies in front of Berlin Holocaust memorial

  • Published at 08:13 pm June 1st, 2017
  • Last updated at 05:22 pm June 2nd, 2017
Priyanka Chopra lambasted for selfies in front of Berlin Holocaust memorial
Two days after creating quite a storm on social media over her attire selection during meet with Indian premier Narendra Modi, Bollywood-turned-Hollywood actor Priyanka Chopra caused outrage on social media yet again after posting selfies at Berlin's Holocaust memorial. The former Miss World, however, took the pictures down after a while. The memorial in Berlin, titled Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, features 2,711 stone slabs that represent the gravestones of the 6m Jews murdered and buried in mass graves during Adolf Hitler's reign. People visiting the site, which opened in 2005, are asked not to climb on the stones, make loud noises or smoke in the area. So when the Bollywood star Chopra posted two selfies from the memorial site, social media users questioned her actions. The actress was in Germany promoting Baywatch when the incident occurred, during a trip where she was also slammed by conservative traditionalists for exposing her legs when she met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 34-year-old posted two selfies in her Snapchat story while at the memorial earlier this week, one in which she posed with her brother, Siddarth. The solo selfie, where the stone slabs can be seen in the background, was captioned: "Holocaust Memorial #Berlin." The second in the same location but this time with her brother, Chopra wrote: "@siddarthchopra89 and I being tourists. There is such an eerie silence here."
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Many social media users took to Twitter to criticise the selfies, which Chopra later deleted from her Snapchat story. The Bollywood star angered conservative traditionalists when she wore a short dress to meet Modi earlier this week. She posted a picture of the two of them on Facebook with the caption: "Was such a lovely coincidence to be in Berlin the same time as the Prime Minister. Thank you Narendra Modi, sir, for taking the time from your packed schedule to meet me this morning." Clearly stirred by the reaction the picture received, hours later the actress posted a picture of her with her mother both in short dresses with the caption: "Legs for days, it must be in the genes." Many of the comments on the picture criticised the way in which the actress was sitting, but hundreds leapt to her defence as well. This week isn't the first time Chopra has outraged others with her choices. She came under fire last year for a shirt she wore on the Indian edition of Conde Nast Traveler's sixth anniversary cover. The shirt crossed out the words "refugee," "immigrant" and "outsider" and left the word "traveler" untouched. Many criticised the shirt, as being a "refugee" is not a choice. She later apologized, saying 'I'm really, really apologetic about the fact that so many sentiments were hurt'.