Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, July 8
An Indian fashion blogger, Santoshi Shetty, who also runs the fashion blog 'The Style Edge' has been receiving severe backlash online after sharing a video where she was allegedly offered therapy.
As the nation is still processing the sudden death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput—which would mean recommending people for therapy with actual therapists—it saw unqualified people offering therapy in order to make a quick buck.
Shetty stated that would be "there" for people for a nominal price of Rs 1,500.
Netizens were not happy with this.
Shetty took down the clip after the backlash, and apologised, saying that "for not clarifying that it was never meant as a substitute for Mental Health therapy sessions." She further explained her intentions as "creating a community" where people could "grow together spiritually."
She also apologized for trying to monetize it, saying "it sends a message I didn't intend to send."
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Santoshi Shetty, a beauty influencer, in a video on instagram proposed that she'd be a "friend" to people out there having a tough time, at a "nominal" fee of 1500.— heloisme (@Amrita72809602) July 7, 2020
She said she'd be a "healer"
So Santoshi Shetty wants people to pay her so that she could give them "positive energy and vibes". And when being called out that she is not qualified to be a therapist, goes on to delete those comments, cuz positive vibezz onlay. pic.twitter.com/OVUu1Kt2rH— Rahul Kahnwald (@bigdeekenergyy) July 6, 2020
This comes at a time when conversations about mental health are being actively pursued in the social media space. With the vast amount of information available, a well read person still fails to register how sensitive mental health is and how one needs years of training.— heloisme (@Amrita72809602) July 7, 2020
I can’t believe an educated influencer with a massive fan following can act so dumb to take up the role of a therapist. This year is full of shit #SantoshiShetty @TheStyledge #Instagram #Instagraminfluencer— lamlamlam (@lamhitaalalwani) July 6, 2020
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