Sona Mohapatra has once again made it to the headlines for raising her voice against the controversial video that was shared through TikTok. She spoke volumes about the same and even dragged Salman Khan.
The 43-year-old singer in a tweet said that violence against women is normalized in our society.
Sona reacted to a video curated by Faizal Siddiqui - brother of Amir Siddiqui who was recently roasted by YouTuber Carry Minati. The controversial video shows Faizal taking revenge on a girl for leaving him, by throwing a liquid that causes damage to her face. Several people said that the video propagates acid attacks against women.
Responding to a tweet, Sona recalled the times when Salman Khan reportedly smashed bottles on his girlfriend's head and yet he is one of the biggest superstars of the country.
She wrote, "Dear @aaliznat ,nothing before & after the ‘spliced’ video u were defending of this guy cd justify it.Demeaning women is normalised in our culture.We grew up with stories of SalmanKhan,breaking bottles on his girlfriends head in public,yet the country’s biggest star?Needs to stop."
Courtesy : Twitter
Courtesy : Twitter
Sona had earlier expressed relief that she had never joined TikTok, a video sharing platform that has often been criticized for failing to moderate objectionable content. She’d written, “So relieved I could never be persuaded to get on to this low life platform & even in Covid19 times where there was a paid branded opportunity,said no. Music labels scout for #TikTok stars to lip sync our songs to get better ‘reach’”.
Earlier, it was acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal expressed her disappointment with Faizal's video.
Thanking the National Commission of Women for taking action against him, she stated that people are striving hard to fight the menace of acid attack and also called people like Faizal a 'curse' to the society.
Later, when the controversy caught fire, Faizal took to his Instagram handle and apologized for the same. He even offered a clarification for the same and stated that he had no intention to hurt someone, Faizal narrated that only a part of the video went viral.