Famed fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee may be a household name when it fares to Indian traditional bridal wear, but his remark at a recent group discussion is drawing a lot of flak on the Internet, as well as offline.
Hey asshole, "Sari" isn't the traditional dress of many Indian women.
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
— Nilim Dutta (@NilimDutta) February 12, 2018
The ace designer, known for his beautiful saris, said that Indian women who cannot drape a sari should be ashamed. Mukherjee on Saturday criticised women, particularly of the younger generation, for not wearing a sari and giving preference to Western outfits and as his comment spread it lead to a huge outcry on social media platforms.
Wow, since u r designing some "oh so extremely costly" sarees for a handful millionaires, u hv got a right to shame millions of women basis on they wear or want to wear.. #Sabyasachi
— United_we_stand (@saikata4u) February 12, 2018
“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 to stand up for it,” Sabyasachi had told Indian students at the Harvard India Conference. A report says that, in fact, his saree remark was met with a resounding applause from the consultation.
Sabyasachi made the statement when he was presenting his thoughts on the difficulties women face while wearing saree. He believes that saree is the most awesome outfits in the world and people from all over the world love it. He received thunderous applaud for his remarks at the Harvard India Conference.
Shame them if
Don't know how to wear saree
Laugh too much
What next ?
Shame on them if they breathe ?
— Ragnarök (@AsYouNotLike) February 12, 2018
The designer was responding to a query on the difficulties women face in draping a sari. The garment, he stated, is the most fantastic dress in the world and people across the globe admire it, and identify Indian women with it.
(If you don’t know how to wear a saree, shame on you: Sabyasachi to Indian women) Like really??
I may not know how to wear a Saree but it doesn't mean I am less Indian or I don't respect my culture. I can't say about the rest, but at least I don't think like that 😕
— Priyanka Bhatt (@iPriyankaBhatt) February 12, 2018
Sabyasachi referred to his recent conversation with Deepika Padukone, saying the “Padmaavat” actor, in her own way, is creating disruption in fashion. “She wears saree at all the places she goes,” he told the participants.
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
However, his statement has not gone down well with Twitterati. They don’t seem to agree with the ace designer and gave him back in the most epic way possible.
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