Never Confuse Rappers With ‘Rapers’: Twitterati
NEW DELHI : The recent controversy more than Honey Singh’s songs has sparked off a debate on social media platforms with numerous questioning why Bollywood gets away with suggestive item songs.
The rapper, who became common with his song Angerezi beat in Saif Ali Khan starrerCocktail, was caught in the controversy following the outrage over Delhi gangrape.
He was forced to cancel New Year’s Eve efficiency in Gurgaon soon after an on-line petition by some activists and also faces an FIR in a Lucknow police station.
Singh tweeted that he was being used as an excuse whilst denying writing the lyrics that triggered the anger.
The on-line neighborhood seemed divided on the situation as many questioned why there was no criticism of Bollywood item songs like Shiela Ki Jawani, Munni Badanam Hui, Halkat Jawaaniand Fevicol although other folks believed that freedom of expression should be respected.
“FIR lodged against Honey Singh, appears like the Indian system is confused between the ‘Rapers’ and ‘Rappers’,” Shivam Garg posted on Twitter.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as well defended Singh, saying, “The country would like to believe that Honey Singh is the reason why rapes take location. Then let me raise my hand too. I did x rated EAtyachar. And I will stand up and say… You never know what you are doing.. Acting like a mob.. Then every little thing that offends anybody must be banned.
“The far more we get moralistic and attempt to curb expression. There will be more repression. Repression is the root result in of most evils,” Kashyap added.
What seemed to bother many was the hypocrisy of targetting just 1 artiste whilst common cinema and music continued to portray girls as eyecandy.
“Ban ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila’ as properly. Why Honey Singh alone? Heights of double requirements,” tweeted Sumateja.
“Given Honey Singh’s lyrics are offensive… And ‘Mein to tandoori murgi hoon yaar, gatkale saiyan alcohol se’ any significantly less offensive??,” a user posted while referring to Kareena Kapoor’s item song in Salman Khan starrer Dabangg two.
“If you believe Honey Singh is the explanation behind the rapes? Let’s ban all sorts of American rap music also,” one particular Nishtha tweeted.
Yet another on the web user reasoned, “Honey Singh lyrics are just like Sunny Leone porn. Never like, never listen, never watch. They have the exact same effect (or not) on sexual violence.”
These ‘item songs’ are even far more vulgar… With girls dancing in skimpy outfits and language which doesn’t make sense. Ban them also,” posted Kinshuk.
Some users, nonetheless, referred to as for a censorship in cinema and songs.
“Do not know if Honey Singh’s songs are accountable for rape but if ANY OF YOU Youtube & hear his songs, you will agree that he is SICK (sic),” tweeted Nitin.
Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who launched adult film star Sunny Leone in the industry with Jism three, and has created several erotic thrillers, said, “Time is here for all of us in the audio visual manufacturing business to pause and do some mid course correction. We cannot live in denial.”
Director Onir, behind films like I Am and My Brother Nikhil, feels Indian cinema portrays women as objects.
“Nevertheless cringe thinking of the scene when the hero of a v well-liked film looks up the air hostess skirt and its supposed to be cute. RETARDS. Well-known entertainment has to cease portraying Sexual harassment as a CUTE BOY Thingy (sic).”