Diljit Dosanjh, Neeti Mohan and Shankar Mahadevan receive flak for a sexist prank that they pulled off on the sets of the reality show Rising Star


Everyone knows that the scenario is presently delicate in relation to sexual harassment. The Me Too motion has taken down careers of many Bollywood stars owing to the sexual harassment allegations towards them. And whereas the world is making the society much less sexist, indicating in any other case even in humour could backfire badly. One thing comparable occurred on the units of the fact present Rising Star, as judges, Neeti Mohan, Diljit Dosanjh and Shankar Mahadevan invited some heavy trolls after they pulled off a sexist prank!

The episode featured two contestants Kunal and Shikar who have been standing in entrance of the judges and introducing themselves on the present. Throughout the identical, Kunal went on to say that, ‘Shikar finds Neeti ‘rapchik’ and ‘kadak’.’ Within the era, the place a lot of them are combating towards the degrading phrases used to objectify girls in songs, these phrases too are anticipated to fall into that class. Reacting to those feedback, Neeti seemed visibly upset and offended over the phrases that have been used.

The singer condemned and lambasted on the contestants saying, “You guys are on nationwide tv and this present doesn’t enable anybody to speak like this. Do you assume that is informal? I’m right here representing all the ladies across the nation and I don’t enable this.” She added additional that she is going to let solely Kunal carry out since Shikhar had apparently used these phrases to explain Neeti backstage. She was backed by her co-judges, Diljit Dosanjh and Shankar Mahadevan who too termed these phrases as, ‘low cost and disgusting.’ However your entire scenario modified when the three judges burst out laughing finally. Whereas the contestants have been relieved that every one of this was a prank pulled by the celebrities, the remainder of the world was fairly offended, we had say!

Social activist Kirthi Jayakumar slammed the judges in a sequence of tweets on her deal with and acquired help from a lot of them. She felt that, in an period, the place we’re taking Me Too motion critically, this complete prank defied the intention behind the entire marketing campaign. Right here’s a glimpse of what she wrote on Twitter:

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