Sabyasachi Mukherjee who is one of the famous and top Indian fashion designers recently criticised women, particularly of the younger generation, for not wearing saree and for not knowing how to drape one.”I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you. It’s a part of your culture, (you) need stand up for it,” Sabyasachi told students at the Harvard India Conference. “Women and men are trying very hard to be something that they are not. Your clothing should be a part of who you are and connect you to your roots,” said the designer. “It’s a relationship of misunderstanding. It’s easy to wear a sari. Wars have been fought in sari. Grandmothers have slept in sari and have woken up without any folds to it,” he added.
Reportedly, his saree remark was received with a resounding applause from the audience but on the internet, his comment got a lot of flak as it didn’t go down well with netizens. His remark sparked debate online and soon Twitter went abuzz with several tweets criticising him for the comment. “Bye bye @sabya_mukherjee – not that I could ever afford you. What a shallow thing to say.For the record I don’t know how to wear a saree,” a Twitter user wrote. “Khaled Hosseini said and he said it right, ‘Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman.’ Sabyasachi Mukherjee shame on me and you! I agree that we all must know our culture well but you can’t shame them if they don’t. @sabya_mukherjee” another tweeted.
Why always shame women?
He too should stand for culture
Why such comments?
Many found it silly
Sabyasachi should answer this
Fact check not done
He though highlighted that Indian men too do not wear dhoti but he didn’t shame it. “Indian women have kept alive the sari, but the dhoti is dead,” the designer said. Many netizens believe that his opinion was a biased, sexist and misogynist one. A few days back Manohar Parrikar also received backlash for his comment. He said he was scared as girls have begun drinking liquor. What are your views on the remark? Let us know in the comments below.