Popular supporting actor Y.G Mahendran’s comment on students conducting protests, instigated extreme outrage in social media platforms, especially in the micro blogging social media site, Twitter. The actor allegedly said that male students are involved in protests only to impress girls by “sighting” (Local term used to refer the act of gazing at the opposite gender to attract them).
The actor who went as chief guest to a private school’s event in gerugambakkam, honored the students by presenting gifts to them based on their skills. During his speech, the actor said that male students are getting themselves involved in protest only to “sight” girls, according to News 7. Further he said that Students are also doing it to gain holidays from their management.
Watch his speech here :
This comment from the actor who has more than 40 years of experience in Art, disappointed many people who participated in protests. Students organising a protest is not something new to our society. Years before a historical protest to remove ban from Jallikattu was initiated by students and it succeeded as well. Now currently students across the country are protesting to remove the act Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, that seeks to give Indian nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan passed the lower House test recently. The Bill seeks to amend the definition of illegal immigrant for Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Buddhist and Christian immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have lived in India without documentation. They will be granted fast-track Indian citizenship in six years. So far, 12 years of residence has been the standard.
As soon as the comment of Y.G Mahendran sufaced, people started to express their disagreement in various ways. One of a user went on to change his name in Wikipedia in a way of degrading him. Check out the screenshot here :
Check out some of the other reactions from social media users, regarding the statement of the actor :
I think we should all generally ignore comments from these men. They cant be changed. And its a waste of time. https://t.co/PYPzs8XHaX— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) December 22, 2019
#YGMahendran தமிழ் நாட்டில் என்ன செய்தாலும் பி.ஜே.பி யை வளர்க்க முடியவில்லையே என்று பேய் அரசியல் செய்ய நினைக்காதே..— balasinghs (@SBalassingh) December 22, 2019
worst statement ever on students. Do you have sense Mr Y.G Mahendran. Evolo keezh thanamana ennam ithelam…Aalum valaranum arivum valaranum athuthan valarchi🙏 @savukku @rajakumaari @ckknaturals @tnrags https://t.co/9NDFVEm8FV— Hemachandiran (@iamprakash1810) December 22, 2019
சைட் அடிக்க போராட்டம் தேவ இல்ல காலேஜ் வாசல்ல இருக்குற டீ ஷாப் போதும் டா ஜுன்னி😴 https://t.co/zEOzxSsF3n— GURU🦅 (@guruvetri1) December 23, 2019
த்தா…….அவ்வளவு தான் டா நீ😡😡😡😡😡 https://t.co/rB1vS47x1a— உங்கள்_நான் (@manisekaran1) December 22, 2019
இந்த தமிழ்நாடு இன்னும் எவ்வளவு பைத்தியங்களை பார்க்கணுமோ! https://t.co/BAMyITZNQS— Ezhilarasan.CVMP (@EzhilarasanCvmp) December 22, 2019
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