IPL 2019: Deepika Ghose, "The RCB Girl" opens up about the fame and negativity she is facing

Deepika shared a post explaining what she has gone through her overnight fame.

Deepika Ghose with Alia Bhatt | Instagram

The internet sensation Deepika Ghose, who went viral on social media after cameraman gave her special attention during an IPL match has spoken up for the first time on her Instagram account.

During Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)'s clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) she was spotted cheering for RCB at Chinnaswamy stadium which caught everyone's eyes. Most of them even called her their new crush.

But it's not that Deepika has got only fame in these last few days. She did get a lot of followers on social media but it has come at the cost of her personal space. She is receiving negativity as well from the netizens.

In her Instagram post, Ghose revealed that there have been a lot of abuses hurled at her for no reason. She also said whatever happened came without asking for it. 

Deepika is hated by many on social media because of her sudden shot to fame. One can find many face accounts on her name as well. That is the reason she had to post that she doesn't own any account except the one which is verified. 

In her latest post, she spoke for herself. "My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. It all started on the Saturday of the RCB versus SRH IPL match. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. It has become a family tradition to watch, cheer and support our Bengaluru team. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different.

"I did not want any recognition or realize the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it.

"I have much to be proud of — I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-traveled and well loved by my friends and family. I have many talents and have excelled at my work as a stylist and as a dancer/teacher/entrepreneur. I do NOT consider being seen on TV at an IPL match an achievement. Many people ask me how my life has changed. It has NOT! The only thing that has changed is the number of my Instagram followers. I am as much in shock as all of you.

"While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma, and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious and entirely disrespectful.

"Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick and cruel you have been to say mean things to and about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU!

"The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. I am appalled by how I have been judged and condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention. So many people have asked me why they should follow me — and you are right to question this. Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

My name is Deepika Ghose & that is probably the only thing that is being said about me which is 100% TRUE. It all started on the Saturday of the RCBxSRH IPL match. I have been attending RCB matches for many years. It has become a family tradition to watch, cheer and support our Bengaluru team. When we went for the match on May 4th, I did not expect it to be different. I did not want any recognition or realise the number of times that I was on camera. I am no celebrity, just an ordinary girl who was enjoying the match. I did nothing to warrant the kind of attention that ensued after the TV images appeared & I certainly did not seek it. I have much to be proud of - I am a kind, artistic & hardworking woman. I am well educated, well-travelled and well loved by my friends and family. I have many talents and have excelled at my work as a stylist and as a dancer/teacher/entrepreneur. I do NOT consider being seen on TV at an IPL match an achievement. Many people ask me how my life has changed. It has NOT! The only thing that has changed is the number of my Instagram followers. I am as much in shock as all of you. While I am grateful for the love, I am disturbed by the unnecessary negativity. It has been an extreme case of abuse, trauma and mental torture. I am confused as to how people found my name/profile. My identity, privacy & life have been hacked in an instant. A lot of the overnight followers are men who have used this platform to be crude, vulgar, vicious & entirely disrespectful. Even more shocking is the hate I have received from women. How quick & cruel you have been to say mean things to & about me without even knowing me. I AM ONE OF YOU! The world desperately needs more women supporting & uplifting each other. I am appalled by how I have been judged & condemned instead of being given a compassionate hearing. Stop & think about how it is as a girl to have been subjected to this unwanted attention. So many people have asked me why they should follow me - and you are right to question this. Now that this has happened, I am going to turn this into something genuine, meaningful & fabulous. Yes, I am #theRCBgirl but I am SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

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By Sihyeu Singh - 13 May, 2019

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