Poonam Pandey, a model, actor, and reality TV star, staged her own death to raise awareness of cervical cancer. She raised a major topic, and the internet is upset with her for it.
Netizens got so furious and took it to X, saying, “Poonam Pandey is alive. Using a platform to spread awareness might be commendable, but faking your own death is a new low. Shame!” Another comment read, “Yes yes! Poonam Pandey is alive. But using a serious issue like cervical cancer for cheap PR is absolutely disgraceful.” Another netizen wrote, “As expected! All of this was a publicity stunt! All the people who were questioning her were right!” “Poonam Pandey is the biggest fraud, she is alive. This is beyond shameless.”
Poonam Pandey is Alive!
She played the death prank to create awareness for 'Cervical Cancer'.
Do you think one can joke around like that?#PoonamPandeyDeath #PoonamPandey #PoonamPandeyDead @iPoonampandey pic.twitter.com/TJDpqxnIvg
— Payal Mohindra (@payal_mohindra) February 3, 2024
Comments poured on X like, “#PoonamPandey is alive. This is the worst PR campaign, ever. Such a sick mentality. Playing with people’s emotions by faking death is not cool at all,” “Like dude death is a joke? You could have created awareness by multiple ways,” “How desperate is that to gain attention.”
So Poonam Pandey had faked her death. Clarifies on Instagram.
— The Unrealistic Guy (@Guy_Unrealistic) February 3, 2024
Poonam Pandey declared on Saturday that she had “faked” her death and was still alive amidst reports of her passing. Pandey posted a video on Instagram with the description, “I feel compelled to share something significant with you all – I am here, alive. Cervical Cancer didn’t claim me.”
Poonam stated in a different Instagram post that the purpose of her stunt was to raise awareness of cervical cancer. Her post’s caption further read, “But tragically, it has claimed the lives of thousands of women who stemmed from a lack of knowledge on how to tackle this disease. Unlike some other cancers, Cervical Cancer is entirely preventable. The key lies in the HPV vaccine and early detection tests. We have the means to ensure no one loses their life to this disease. “Let’s empower one another with critical awareness and ensure every woman is informed about the steps to take. Visit the link in the bio to delve deeper into what can be done. Together, let’s strive to put an end to the devastating impact of the disease and bring #DeathToCervicalCancer.”
She appeared in another Instagram video saying, “I am alive. I didn’t die because of cervical cancer. Unfortunately I cannot say that about those hundreds and thousands of women who have lost their lives because of cervical cancer. It is not because they coudn’t anything about it because they had no idea what to do about it. I’m here to tell you that unlike other cancers, cervical cancer is preventable. All you have to do is you have to get your tests done and you have to get HPV Vaccine. We can do all this and more to make sure there is no more life lost to this disease.”
Later, she again posted a video apologizing to her fans for spreading fake news. She said, “I’m sorry I’ve caused this tear and I’m sorry to those whom I’ve hurt. My intention? To shock everyone into the conversation that we are not talking enough about. Which is cervical cancer. Yes, I faked my demise. Extreme, I know. But suddenly we all are talking about cervical cancer, aren’t we? It’s a disease that silently takes your life. And this disease needed the spotlight urgently. I’m proud of what my death news has been able to achieve. And for those who have questions for me, I will see you live on Hot to Fly.”