Poonam Pandey, Didn’t Die of Cervical Cancer

Contentious death of Poonam Pandey: Day After “Death” Post Poonam Pandey, didn’t die of Cervical Cancer. Poonam Pandey stated on Saturday on Instagram that she is still alive. The model stated that she wished to start a discussion about cervical cancer.

Poonam Pandey’s Statement

Model and reality TV personality Poonam Pandey declared on Saturday that she had not passed away from cervical cancer. A day after the model’s management declared her death from cervical cancer, she made her Instagram statement. Day After “Death” Post Poonam Pandey, didn’t die of Cervical Cancer.

“I am alive. I didn’t die of cervical cancer. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about the hundreds and thousands of women who have lost their lives due to cervical cancer.”

“I am sorry for this tear, and I am sorry for those I have hurt. My intention: to shock everyone into the conversation that we are not talking enough about – cervical cancer,” she said in another post.

She said that the purpose of her “death” article was to start a discussion and raise awareness of cervical cancer. “Cervical cancer can be completely prevented, in contrast to certain other malignancies. Early screen testing and the HPV vaccination are crucial. We have the tools to make sure that this illness doesn’t claim anyone’s life.”

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Poonam’s Team Apology Statement

Amidst calls for a prosecution against Poonam Pandey, her agency Schbang has apologized for orchestrating the actor’s suicide stunt last week. The agency said that by using the model-actor’s phony death, it hoped to “elevate awareness about cervical cancer” in an Instagram statement.

The group issued an apology in a statement as Poonam Pandey didn’t die of Cervical Cancer.

“Yes, we were involved in the initiative for Poonam Pandey to spread awareness about Cervical Cancer in collaboration with Hauterfly. To start off, we would like to extend a heartfelt apology – especially towards those who have been triggered as a result of having faced/having a loved one face the hardships of any kind of Cancer,” a statement read.

“Our actions were driven by a singular mission – to increase awareness about Cervical Cancer. In 2022, India registered 123,907 Cervical Cancer cases and 77,348 deaths. After Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer is the second-most frequent malignancy affecting middle-aged women in India,” it added.

Many of you may be unaware, but Poonam’s own mother has bravely battled Cancer. Having been through the challenges of battling a disease like this in such close personal quarters, she understands the importance of prevention and the criticality of awareness, especially when a vaccine is available.

Legal Notice Over her Death Hoax

A resident of Kolkata filed a lawsuit against Poonam Pandey on Monday, alleging that she staged a fictitious death in order to profit from the grave issue of cervical cancer and engaged in a deceptive publicity stunt.

Criticized by Celebrities

Actor-model Poonam Pandey returned to social media a day after her team falsely claimed she had died of cervical cancer, to the fury of several celebrities. On Friday, Pandey’s team startled everyone by announcing that she had passed away from the illness; but, on Saturday, they dispelled the rumors. More than sixty thousand posts were made on X with the hashtag #PoonamPandey, and most of posts were negative towards the actor. Celebrities like Sara Khan, Pooja Bhatt, Rahul Vaidya, Aly Goni and Rakhi Sawant were not amused by the hoax and angrily criticized Pandey for staging her death and trivializing a significant cause.

Nikki Tamboli said, “Absolute cheapness! It’s disheartening to witness the depths some individuals will sink to for a momentary spotlight. Faking one’s death, especially in the context of a serious illness like cancer, is not just tasteless but downright disrespectful. It trivializes the very real struggles that millions face worldwide and breaks the trust of those who genuinely care. Let’s not reward such attention-seeking behavior with our attention.”

TV actor Goni wrote, “F***ing cheap publicity stunt it was nothing else. u guys think it’s funny? U and ur PR team should be boycotted I swear. bloody losers and to all the media portals we people here trust u that’s y we believed it. shame on u all.

Pooja Bhatt, who was among the celebs who had offered condolences on Pandey’s alleged death, said she has deleted her earlier post. “I never delete tweets but did so in the case where I expressed my shock at news of Poonam Pandey’s demise due to cervical cancer. Why? Turns out the news was engineered by a digital and PR team. Absolute disgrace and disservice to those battling the same-her included,” she posted on X.

Sherlyn Chopra said on X, “Height of shamelessness & insensitivity!!!”

Rakhi Sawant posted a video on Instagram and criticized Pandey. “Are you made? Who does this kind of publicity? You played with the fans, media and with my heart. And then you say you’re alive. Who plays such kind of dirty pranks?”

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Criticized by Social Media Users

Social media users are harshly criticizing the model for “faking her death” in order to raise awareness of the illness. Following the phony news, some internet users praised the actress for bringing cervical cancer to light and increasing awareness of the disease, while others criticized the marketing gimmick. She received backlash for misleading the public in order to promote her product. Social media users call Poonam Pandey’s death a fake the worst PR ploy and blame her for it.

One user posted “Seriously people are angry and shocked that #PoonamPandey lied to them, but they don’t react when government do the same.”

Another person said, “Spread awareness, not rumours #PoonamPandey This wasn’t awareness. It was clearly a misinformation. I never posted condolences because it was weird. It wasn’t a cardiac arrest that people just die of. Cancer deteriorates one’s health significantly, gradually”.

Another user posted, “worst publicity stunt ever!”

One more user wrote, “Damm this was a stunt. It’s okay she wanted to make awareness, but well broke so many hearts with this STUNT!”

Another user remarked “Next time people won’t take you seriously, you just destroyed your entire credibility.”

One social media user stated, “This was the most ridiculous way to promote something…”

One user posted, “What a shameful girl she is. How can you stoop so low for a cheap publicity stunt? We will never trust you again as they say trust is the most expensive thing in the world, cheap people can’t afford it as Poonam Pandey. #PoonamPandey #PoonamPandeyDeath.

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