Controversy
While Namadu Amma accused Kamal Haasan of dividing society, social media users hit out at the AIADMK mouthpiece for being vulgar and salacious in nature.

AIADMK mouthpiece 'Namadhu Amma' has published a derogatory article on Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan, terming him mentally ill and calling for a ban on his party. The editorial piece published on Wednesday, further accused the actor-turned-politician of promoting enmities based on religion and caste through his films. This latest criticism from the AIADMK comes after Kamal Haasan alleged that India's first extremist was Nathuram Godse, a Hindu.

The piece published on Wednesday carries a controversial title - 'Polikaalaiku Puriyama...Punidhamikka Hindu Dharmam' which roughly translates to 'Will a stud bull understand the purity of the Hindu Dharma'. Under it, in an effort to clearly hit below the belt, is a picture of Kamal Haasan embracing his daughter Shruthi Haasan. The editorial in its very first line makes it clear that this is in response to Kamal's statement on Godse and accuses the actor of dividing society with his cinema. 

"In one movie he comments on god, in another he instigates a fight between Shaivites and Vaishnavites and in the next film he makes it look like terrorism is only seen amongst the Muslim community," reads the article referring to his films such as Dasavatharam and Viswaroopam. "For his personal gain, he instigates communities and creates problem between people. The Election Commission should ban this 'Makkal Aneedhi Maiam' led by this mentally ill man immediately," it appeals. 

It further accused Kamal Haasan of tainting a platform like cinema which actors like MG Ramachandran who is the founder of AIADMK, used to spread good messages. The AIADMK mouthpiece attacks Kamal's politics and demands an apology for his statement on Godse. 

The article alleges, "He acts like a socialist one day and a Periyarist on another. He acts like a believer, as an Avataram and then as an aethist. He has played several roles and this mental man who tours Tamil Nadu has become a complete villain. He must immediately apologise for talking derogatorily about the Hindu religion."

Copies of the article have been widely circulated on social media and the mouth piece is facing immense criticism for its sexual insinuations in the editorial piece. 

 

Both BJP and AIADMK leaders have made their displeasure clear regarding Kamal's statement with a Tamil Nadu minister even suggesting that his tongue be cut off. But netizens believe, this latest editorial is vulgar and salacious in nature.