I am one of you, says RCB girl Deepika Ghose as she opens up on 'unnecessary negativity'

I am one of you, says RCB girl Deepika Ghose as she opens up on ‘unnecessary negativity’

The RCB girl became a star on social media after she was spotted on camera in RCB's final league match against SRH.

Deepika Ghose
Deepika Ghose. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore ended their dismal IPL campaign this year with a thumping win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. Chasing 176, the Royal Challengers were reeling at 20 for 3. However, Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Mann scored fighting fifties to take their team over the line. But by the time the game ended, instead of the players, someone else stole the show at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Sporting a red top, a Royal Challengers fan captured the internet’s attention and became an overnight star. Right from the time, the cameras showed her on the giant screen, she was all over the social media. Later, it was revealed her name is Deepika Ghose. She became an overnight sensation as the followers on her Instagram crossed 270k in just one night. Deepika then made sure that the hype surrounding her remains intact by posting a video of her at the match on her timeline with the caption, “#RCB girl forever”. She had also renamed her account #theRCBgirl.

There are also quite a few fake accounts that have come up with her name, prompting the girl to post a clarification about her official handle.  But perhaps the sudden popularity is now causing troubles for Deepika as on Sunday she took to Instagram to post a big statement, insisting that she is just an ‘ordinary girl’. She clarified that she has been attending Royal Challengers’ match for ‘many years’ before insisting that she did not seek the attention she is getting now.

She further said that the sudden rise in her popularity has led to ‘abuse, trauma and mental torture’. She further opened up about all the negativity that has crept in her life since the fateful night when she attended the game.

The full statement from Deepika Ghose

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 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 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.

 

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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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