Swara Bhasker had lashed out at filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri after he made a derogatory remark about a Kerala nun who was allegedly raped by Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal of Jalandhar diocese. It all began when Swara had expressed her outrage on the statement made by PC George, an Independent MLA from Kerala. While commenting on the case, George said, “No one has doubt that the nun is a prostitute. 12 times she enjoyed it and the 13th time it is rape? Why didn't she complain the first time?” In support of the MLA’s distasteful comment, Vivek Agnihotri, referring to the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault, tweeted, "Where is the placard - “#MeTooProstituteNun”?
Swara then hit out at Agnihotri and tweeted, “Vivek. Just want to point out that you are using the trauma of women who are rape survivors to slut shame and abuse in public a woman you don’t like. In the rare moments of sanity that may visit your brain - otherwise unhinged with hate- think about how low that is. #scum”
Twitter India sprang into action and locked the filmmaker’s account thereby forcing him to delete the tweet. Swara shared the screenshot of the message from Twitter India which read, “We have reviewed the account you reported and have locked it because we found it to be in violation of the Twitter rules. If the account owner complies with our requested actions and stated policies, the account will be unlocked.” The actress thanked Twitter India for their action, “Thank you @TwitterIndia @TwitterSupport 4 taking cognisance of @vivekagnihotri ‘s abusive tweet. And making him delete it! No tolerance 4 cyber bullying & abuse of women on public platforms! (Or private - but one thing at a time) Thank u #SayNoToBullying.”
After Swara Bhasker, actress Gauahar Khan has now hit out at Vivek Agnihotri calling him obnoxious. Gauahar in her tweet said, “There should be a different category of laws n punishments for obnoxious individuals like @vivekagnihotri ! Blatantly demeaning faiths, women, freedom, normalcy !! N justifying everything weird, extreme n hateful !! .”
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