Priyanka Chopra is dating someone who is younger than her- Since the day people have heard this news, the only thing they seem to be focusing on is the age difference between them. Despite ample instances of celebrities dating and marrying beyond their age, social media trolls seem gender biased this time. The problem stems from the deep-set gender biasing in our social systems which reserves judgement for only one gender as trolls age-shame Priyanka Chopra for dating Nick Jonas, but let off Ranbir Kapoor for seeing Alia Bhatt.
Our society is very hypocritical for eg – we can see so many jokes and memes calling Priyanka Chopra Nick Jonas’ mom, but didn’t see even one calling Ranbir Kapoor Alia Bhatt’s dad. It is only magnifying the gender stereotypes of our social systems. I agree Nick is 10 years younger than her, but what matter is he is a 25 years old man and he is mature enough to make his own decisions. Trolling Priyanka for dating Nick Jonas and at the same time, giddy acceptance of Ranbir Kapoor’s relationship with Alia reveals glaring hypocrisies in our perception of gender norms. Despite solid examples of couples dating and marrying beyond age brackets, our Indian society continues to measure love in terms of gender.
From Bruce Willis-Emma Heming, George Clooney-Amal Clooney, Michael Douglas-Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sylvester Stallone-Jennifer Flavin and Sam Taylor Johnson-Aaron Taylor-Johnson in the west to Saif Ali Khan-Amrita Singh, Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sanjay Dutt-Manyata, Riteish Deshmukh-Genelia D’Souza and Milind Sonam-Ankita Konwar in Bollywood, the list of celebrities shredding the confines of age-stereotypes is exhaustive and liberating. Yet, as reaffirmed by the online venom hurled at Priyanka and Nick, looks like our deep-set gender biases have set camp for good.
The world is very hypocritical, and I don't think there is any need to prove it as you all are already aware of this fact. Have you thought why Priyanka Chopra is facing so many trolls for dating a younger guy, when there are so many couples out there with the same or even greater age gap, and no one says a single thing. Just figure out the common pattern in all of these couples.
Let us first talk about Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Let me tell you that Alia is even younger than Nick. And, Ranbir is 10 years older than Alia. I don't remember any bad comments about their age difference.
Next is our royal couple of India, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan with an age difference of a huge 11 years. I agree people were talking about their age when they got married, that too about how Kareena attended Saif's first wedding as a child.
Our 3rd couple is Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor because of the huge 14-year age gap between them. And nope, Shahid didn't have to face any trolls for this huge age gap.
There are many other couples with huge age difference but none of those have faced as many trolls as Priyanka is facing. For eg- Genelia D'Souza is 9 years younger than Ritesh Deshmukh and even Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have a 9-year age difference.
After this thorough research, I have come to the conclusion that people will never ever troll a guy for marrying a younger woman but since Priyanka Chopra is the older one here, people can't seem to accept that, which is a pure hypocrisy and of course sexism. One last thing – stop trolling a girl for marrying someone younger as it is a purely hypocritic mindset.