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Sports Cricket 31 Aug 2018 Why can't I wea ...

Why can't I wear 5-inch heels? How Mayanti Langer hit body shaming, sexism for a six

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 31, 2018, 12:06 pm IST
Updated Aug 31, 2018, 12:06 pm IST
In a recent show, the sports presenter revealed how she dealt with body shaming and sexism that was part of her glamorous field.
Constantly criticised for her looks and her attire, Mayanti has often become a subject of trolls on social media. (Photo: Instagram)
 Constantly criticised for her looks and her attire, Mayanti has often become a subject of trolls on social media. (Photo: Instagram)

Mumbai: Mayanti Langer has become a popular figure in the field of Indian sports broadcasting. Mayanti, wife of Indian cricketer Stuart Binny started hosting shows on various other sports before making a switch to cricket where she is now seen sharing spaces on screen with the legends of the game.

However, despite a lot of fame, there have been several up and downs for the 33-year-old.

 

Constantly criticised for her looks and her attire, Mayanti has often become a subject of trolls on social media. The sports presenter revealed how she dealt with body shaming and sexism that was part of her glamorous field.

“I don’t think it [body shamming] was that significant till last year’s ICC Champions Trophy. So, I got trolled badly for my lungi skirt. It was hilarious because I myself was laughing at the memes. Yes, I became a meme, “ she told Shibani Dandekar on an episode of Miss Field.

Mayanti also mentioned an article that commented on her wardrobe, moreover, penned by a woman. 

“There was an article written about me, about wearing 5-inches heels and wearing skirts and wearing sleeveless and wearing this and why can’t I wear Indian clothes and why can’t I wear pants and suits and I’m like what’s your problem if I want to wear 5-inches heels? Because I’m comfortable in them. No one has forced me to wear them and that is my choice. And I just felt that – this is the biggest problem! I was like the guys are just going to comment on the length of the skirt because they have nothing better to do. The woman is analysing ‘why is she wearing 5-inch, isn’t this more practical,” she added.

“So this IPL, I did everything, we wore pants, we wore suits, we wore blazers, we wore mini-skirts, we wore dresses, we wore every single thing and it didn’t make a difference," she continued.

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