From a post to a comment: Here is TSA telling you 18 things which offended us majorly in 2020.
This year has been tough for all of us. While us Indians have Pandemic to fight against, get used to of the ‘new normal’ era and struggling to attend online school/meetings, we still managed to get offended by the things that we could have let it go in the first place. For instance:
Many Hindus belonging to different communities got offended by the use of the original title Laxmmi Bom, claiming it to have hurt religious sentiments insulting Goddess Laxmi. Due to this reason, the title of the movie was changed to Laxmii. Later, the audience still claims to have issues with the movie since it was said to have seen as promoting love jihad as the lead actors were Hindu and Muslim.
While the Indian government pledged to block investments from China in the future, people did not settle for this but in fact, they took to social media to urge the general public to boycott Chinese products collectively.
One of the leading jewelry brands (Tanishq) in India, was forced to take down the advertisement after #BoycottTanishq trended on various social media platforms.
During one of her shows, she made some jokes regarding Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s upcoming statue in the Arabian Sea, as the premise. Which ultimately lead to the worst consequences.
BJP leaders have alleged that the Khalistani agenda is being propagated under the garb of the Punjab farmer’s rebellion.
imposing the ban was considered as an attack on Hindu sentiments. The two spokespersons of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Swadeshi Jagran Manch opposed the ban at the frontline. They also said that the use of crackers is linked with Diwali celebrations as well as Hindu traditions.
These protesters were parading towards the parliament to raise their voice against Citizenship Amendment Act when they were attacked and a bunch of students were severely beaten up by the Delhi police.
A kissing scene from Mira Nair’s Netflix show A Suitable Boy fueled debating sessions over social media since it was called out for promoting ‘love jihad’.
10. A YouTube channel photoshopped ‘sindoor’ to Anushka Sharma’s Diwali photos because how can we not shame Indian women for not wearing society-approved suhaag ki nishani?
The advertisement showed Cardi B as a warrior woman with eight hands while holding a bright red pair of sneakers. Indians were not satisfied because the artist wore rather revealing clothes.
The inclusion of Bilkis Dadi of Shaheen Bagh in the list in which PM Modi was also there, angered the supporters of Modi the most.
Deeply saddened by this incident, Divya shared:
“I really don’t know what to say. Why do I have to feel guilty about moving on? My dad, my loss, my way of handling. It’s sad to see people still want to demean you in such situations. Maybe the world is so toxic right now. They only want to see people cry.”
One of those scenes features actor Rajkumar Rao dressed as Surpanakha, while acting in Ramlila, that ends with a fight.
After this report, it is easy to say that anything that disturbs our pre-established ideas of traditions and comfort offends us, while we choose to stay silent on the things that actually matter. With the advancement of social media fueled the fire and made it a toxic place, at times.
This post was last modified on December 26, 2020 5:12 PM
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