Jaya Bachchan Ripped Jeans Row: Jaya Bachchan, the actor and member of Rajya Sabha, reacted on Uttrakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat’s comment on ripped jeans.
The CM had through his statement questioned the women who wear ripped jeans and implied that they cannot impart values to children.
Jaya Bachchan condemned the statement and said that such statements don’t benefit a Chief Minister. She added that its a bad mindset that encourages crimes against women.“Those in higher posts must think and make public statements. You say such things in today’s times, you will decide who’s cultured and who’s not based on clothes? It’s bad mindset and encourages crimes against women,” she said.
Many women on social media have spoken up against the comment made by the CM as they condemned his remark. #rippedjeanstwitter is doing rounds on social which women are using to post pictures of themselves wearing ripped jeans.
During a workshop organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun, CM Rawat shared that he was shocked to see a female NGO worker wearing ripped jeans. He questioned what example she was setting for society. He was reported saying, “If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to society, to our kids? It all starts at home. What we do, our kids follow. A child who is taught the right culture at home, no matter how modern he becomes, will never fail in life.”
This received severe backlash from women on social media. Known public figures such as Gul Panag and many others joined in and shared their pictures wearing ripped jeans using #rippedjeanstwitter.
Priyanka Chaturvedi, leader of Shiv Sena party also expressed her objection. She wrote, “Ripped Jeans aur Kitab. The country’s ‘sanskriti’ & ‘sanskaar’ are impacted by men who sit and judge women and their choices. Soch badlo Mukhyamantri Rawat ji, tabhi desh badlega. #RippedJeansTwitter.”
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