Last Updated: 12 February 2018 22:54 pm
The famous fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee is perhaps a household name in traditional Indian wedding clothes, but his remark at a recent conference draws a lot of criticism on the Internet as well as offline. The designer, known for his beautiful saris, said that Indian women who can not drape a sari should be ashamed. Mukherjee criticized women on Saturday, especially the younger generation, for not wearing a sari and giving preference to western outfits and as his commentary dismissed it caused a huge uproar on social media platforms.
S addressing Indian students at a Harvard conference in India, the designer said : "I think if you tell me you do not know how to wear a sari, I would say shame.It is a part of your culture, (you) need to defend it. "
"Women and men try very hard to be something that they are not in. Your clothes should be part of who you are and connect to your roots," said the designer. "It's a misunderstanding relationship." It's easy to wear a sari. "The wars were conducted in sari." The grandmothers slept in sari and woke up without any creases, "he said. he added.
Watch his complete speech here :
Although he pointed out that Indian men also do not wear dhoti anymore but have never shamed them. "Indian women have kept the sari alive, but the dhoti is dead," the designer laughed. But many have called his opinion biased, and have called for unfairly imposing on women the responsibility of maintaining Indian traditions. Many have criticized the designer for being sexist and misogynistic, arguing that it is so prosperous patriarchy. His remark created a huge online debate especially after Manohar Parrikar recently said that he was scared when the girls started drinking beer.
On Twitter, many women have come forward to criticize the designer and others who think that it is acceptable to tell women what to do and what else. Sample them:
No end to idiots I say. Shame on women if they do not know how to wear a sari huh? Ooh! Now, this so-called guardian of Indian clothing will judge women on the basis of their skills to wear saree. You learn to wear pants properly first my friend. Being a man #Sabyasachi
– Mini Ribeiro (@MiniRib) On February 12, 2018
One more man trying to tell women how we are supposed to live, how we deserve to be ashamed, and what our culture is supposed to be. Shame on me, I can not wear a sari alone. 🙄🙄 #Sabyasachi http://t.co/eXBMmn0mRU
– Arunima Gururani (@arunimagururani) 12 February 2018
#Sabyasachi we can not afford to have such an expensive saree to wear n times the time to plz design dhoti 4 men so they are also ashamed !!
– Raksha (@ChRaksha) On February 12, 2018
Sabyasachi says Indian women have kept the saree alive, but the dhoti is dead. Shame on Indian men.
– Nayanika (@nayanikaaa) February 12, 2018
Saree is not even the traditional costume of all communities in India, so if Sabyasachi can retreat back to the womb from where he comes and have an abortion, we would all be very happy without his existence. We know where to get the copies.
– low volume pls doing study of silence ☭ (@inshallahvolcel) 12 February 2018
I can wear a sari, and this stupid comment always annoys me. What, Sabyasachi is still in a dhoti ??
– veena_srinath (@veena_srinath) 12 February 2018
sabyasachi tell Indian women how to wear a saree is a classic example of MANSPLAINING
– 📵 (@ElCrankoPunko) 12 February 2018
Hi Sabyasachi..say 'saree & # 39; Women's! We do not want anyone to do the tricks of judgment. Haute couture will do the trick! http://t.co/kqhaMOQpBm
– epifunny (@nandinisushil) February 12, 2018
Sabyasachi: Women who do not know how to wear a sari are asabya. Sachi
– Diogenes (@diogeneb) 12 February 2018
Perhaps less young women do not wear saris because you sell for 80K bro pic.twitter.com/atGail8ehq
– Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) February 12, 2018
Oh, of course. One more man telling women what they should and should not do.
Why is "Culture" still the responsibility of women? #WhatWomenWant is #FreedomOfChoice #Sabyasachi #Saree #Shame Onyou #WomenWhoCantWearASaree http://t.co/aRpOyYojQS
– Ishita Garg (@ IshitaGarg12) On February 12, 2018
(If you do not know how to wear a sari, shame on you: Sabyasachi to Indian women) Like really?
I may not know how to wear a Saree but that does not mean that I am less Indian or I do not respect my culture. I can not say about the rest, but at least I do not think like that 😕
– Priyanka Bhatt (@iPriyankaBhatt) On February 12, 2018
I often wear saris, but the shame of women who do not wear them is unacceptable, especially because of the prices Sabyasachi sells its saris! http://t.co/mrBamemZPE
– Nistula Hebbar (@nistula) 12 February 2018
This image of fictitious / mythical women helps to permeate the idea that the Indian woman par excellence does not really exist. He also teases the ejaculatory imagination of men by portraying the inaccessible sexualized female body.
– Sohni Chakrabarti (@sohni_c) February 12, 2018
Coz real women disgust him. Women must become mythical goddesses, enchantments or queens. In this way, he can divert his hate and call it art. As well as to exercise his "superiority" as a male artist. Therefore, women must become art for him in order to calm his cisgay pride.
– Sohni Chakrabarti (@sohni_c) February 12, 2018
A few years ago, in some families, my poor poor revealed their skills. I had just published my first book at age 25 and this matriarch was reprimanding my mother for not being raised to be "feminine" and "prepared for family life". You, #sabyasachi have much in common with this uneducated septuagenarian.
– Radhika Meganathan (@IamSmara) February 12, 2018
sabyasachi tells young Indian women "shame on them" if they do not know how to wear a sari … .. does his ass really think that all my ancestors were here in saris? in the Punjabi winter?
– Jasveen Kaur 🥀 (@jasveenflies) February 12, 2018
Yes, because humara kaam sirf sari bandhna hi toh hai. Hume down pakani hai rotiyan, sari pehen kar! #Sabyasachi
– Neha Vashishth (@iamnehaaaa) February 12, 2018
First, they shame women to drink beer, laugh too loud, study too much and now not to know how to wear a sari? Dude goes back to designing things for the crooked millionaires and does nothing for the country! #Sabyasachi
– Deveshi Chandan (@tooth_crazy) February 12, 2018
I think the best answer would be pictures of women wearing beautiful saris that are copies of Sabyasachi.
– Ripper (@Ace_Of_Pace) February 12, 2018
– S.Vasudeva Murthy (@svmurthy) 12 February 2018
In five days, a man worries about seeing Indian women drinking beer and another makes us ashamed of not knowing how to wear a sari. I'm just going to wear my jeans and t-shirts and go out drinking a few pints of beer to wish for their evolution.
– इवनिशा (@KeepsItRustic) February 12, 2018
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