"The sexist replies to my tweets got out of hand"

After tweets on Jisha rape Priyamani says proud to be called Aamirs sister
Flix Entertainment Monday, May 09, 2016 - 11:05

In light of the Jisha rape incident, Malayalam and Tamil actor Priyamani earned the ire of her followers for a set of tweets.

Some termed her publicity hungry to promote her latest film, some demanded she withdraw her statement. A few accused her of being another ‘Aamir Khan’ in reference to the comment he made on intolerance, which cost him his Incredible India ambassador status. Trolls even pulled out pictures of her in a bikini to say she had no right to make statements on safety for having done certain roles. She followed it up with two more clarifying tweets.

Priyamani spoke to TNM and clarified her stand. "I'm proud of it, if I'm pointing out something wrong in society and get called Anti-Indian, then so be it. Whoever needs to understand my tweets, they understand it. I am proud to be called Aamir Khan's sister. I tried my best to clarify myself to 5-6 people, the others, what can I say? If they want to they will, they don't want to, what can I do? I hope this has got the conversation started. I didn't want to clarify myself after a point, they want to make a mountain out of a molehill. I don't own anyone any explanation. As a citizen of India I have equal right to voice an issue that almost every girl goes through in India one way or another. I'm happy to be called such a great actor's sister." 

"The sexist replies I have gotten, that I should not be talking like this because I am an actor or because I wear certain clothes -  they got out of hand. They are a reflection on society. I don't owe anything to anybody." 

While Actor Dulquer Salmaan tweeted the same, he didn’t receive as much anger as the actor did. She was called insensitive for “blaming India”, with twitter trolls asking her to leave the country.

Also read: Actor Priyamani asks women to leave country after Jisha rape, gets trolled

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