Mumbai: Sabyasachi Mukherjee has been a renowned fashion designer since the longest time. He is a favourite for Rani Mukerji. The designer was responsible for all attires for the Virushka wedding, and Deepika Padukone also turned his muse recently.
But a statement he made on women and sarees did not go down well with many women, for most obvious reasons.
Sabyasachi was speaking at the Harvard India Conference where in an answer to a question posed to him, he stated, "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.”
While it was applauded then, the designer has faced the wrath of the Twitteratis for his comment.
Among the many people, comedian Tanmay Bhatt also took a dig and posted a screenshot of a saree collection from Sabyasachi from his website writing, "Maybe fewer young women are not wearing sarees because you’re selling em for 80K bro.”
Maybe fewer young women are not wearing sarees because you're selling em for 80K bro pic.twitter.com/atGail8ehq— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) February 12, 2018
Here are some others who bashed Sabya:
Not his prerogative to pronounce judgement on women who don’t know how to wear sarees, shocked that such an obtuse comment is not taken as a sexist one ,there is more to women than wearing sarees .— Kirty Kochar (@KirtyKochar) February 12, 2018
This is insult to all Indian Women. Sabyasachi should apologise to Indian women. A country where Guthhi, Nani and Palak know how to wear a saree, how did he assume that woman wouldn't know.— ਫਿਟਨੈਸ ਸਿੰਘ (@luckysaluja) February 12, 2018
Hey asshole, "Sari" isn't the traditional dress of many Indian women.— Nilim Dutta (@NilimDutta) February 12, 2018
Shove such lectures up your own ass.
My mother doesn't wear Sari. She wears mekhela-chador.
She doesn't give a fuck about opinions of assholes like you.https://t.co/VDeB1IyzTS
Since you are so passionate about it do you have a line of more economically priced sarees?— ❤ (@Lolovivi_) February 12, 2018
If not shame on you.
Also shame on you for telling women what they should and should not do.
Shocking ! Condemnable ! Why is he not arrested for such communal statements ! Rising intolerance against woman's right to wear what she wants! Liberals of India, time for another Award Wapsi ! Let us all march to Parliament and demand immediate resignation of Modi !— RK830 (@Ramki830) February 12, 2018