Deepika Padukone’s Cleavage Causes Storm
I couldn’t think of any better title because when we think that we have seen the height, we get a new high in terms of ridiculousness. Objectifying women is a thing that is expected from small publications and other media channels to grab more eyeballs and readership. One never expects such a thing from respected media houses. But one of the oldest newspapers in India The Times of India has showed us that treating a woman as a sex object is not the prerogative of lesser-known media houses.
Times of India gave us a ridiculous entertainment ‘news’ when it tweeted a video titled ‘OMG: Deepika Padukone‘s Cleavage Show!’
The title itself has us getting furious and feeling meh. What does it suppose to mean? Does it mean that- see Deepika has got breasts? Seriously??
This newspaper who always supports the rights of public and is considered to have a modern outlook has finally showed us what lies in its heart of hearts. I read TOI daily and feel good that they bolster women and other marginalized issues. But what is this TOI?
They decided to attract more people by going really cheap. But Deepika is not the girl who will take such s**t. She commented on the piece and also tweeted “YES!I am a Woman.I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??”
This evoked humongous response from twitteratti. Not only girls but men also supported Deepika and rubbished TOI. From Nimrat Kaur, Priyanka Chopra and Huma Qureshi to Ayushamann Khurrana and Karan Johar everybody ridiculed the newspaper. Shoojit Sircar rightly called it ‘eve-teasing of a different kind.”
Times of India had to respond after so many lashbacks but instead of an apology they tweeted- “It’s a compliment! U look so great that we want to make sure everyone knew! ” Now this is pure shamelessness. What a way of complimenting a lady!
This is completely unacceptable and TOI should apologise to Deepika. It is the least that the newspaper can do to recover their image. This incident should also teach them and others a lesson that a woman is not a public property. Whatever she decides to wear is her choice. Clothes are not an excuse for rape, eve-teasing and such derogatory remarks.
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