Ghazipur (UP): The male chauvinism and hypocrisy is yet to be uprooted from the Indian society. Once again, its existence has been proven by the statement given by Atul Anjan, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader at a public gathering, in regard to a condom advertisement and the actress associated with it.
Atul Anjan, in his statement attacking Sunny Leone held her responsible for the increasing number of rape cases. “Sunny Leone ads cause rapes,”Anjan said, adding, that “Advertisements should be sober, Sunny Leone ads are vulgar.”
This is not the first time that Sunny Leone has been attacked as many other people have targeted her previously as well. Earlier, a similar statement was passed by Pramod Muthalik, chief of the Rashtriya Hindu Sena, wherein he stated that Sunny Leone should be deported back because her porn videos were responsible for promoting rapes in India.
The question which emerges here is, whether it is due to the content of the advertisement that made it look vulgar in the eyes of Atul Anjan or was it, Sunny Leone, a former porn star who was associated with it?
It looks like that it was not the advertisement or the content of it which offended the leader but, only the adult actress which he could not stand to see on television. As far as the content of the advertisement is concerned, it is the producer’s job to create it and not the one acting in it. So, as far as blame related to the content is concerned, it should be thrusted upon the Producer and not on the one acting it.
However, some time after the statement made by him, Atul Anjan was seen apologising for the same. He said, “Supporters of porn and Sunny Leone are raising objections, I apologise but I don’t stand for such ads.”
It is sad to see so much misogyny prevailing in India even in today’s times. The claim of being advanced and developed absolutely turns out to be false with such statements made by the eminent people of our nation.
First Published | 3 September 2015 6:01 PM