#MeToo Accused Anu Malik Reinstated As Indian Idol Judge, People Online Criticize The Move

Anu Malik faced severe criticism after several female singers like Sona Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, Alisha Chinai, and Shweta Pandit who came forward during the #MeToo movement and accused him of sexual misconduct. Consequently, he was removed from the judging panel of the 10th season of the singing reality show ‘Indian Idol’ in the year 2018.

However, the next year in 2019, the makers of the show decided to reinstate him on the show’s jury, causing outrage. In response, Sona Mohapatra wrote an open letter to the Minister of Women & Child Development, after which Malik stepped down and exited the show.

But yet again, Anu Malik has been brought back to the show this year as well as the 12th season’s judge, replacing Vishal Dadlani as the third judge who couldn’t continue due to unknown reasons, Jagran reports.

Following this, several people took to Twitter condemning the TV channel’s decision:

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Sona Mohapatra took to Twitter to post a series of tweets lashing the TV channel and its makers. She also tagged the National Commission of Women (NCW) Twitter handle as well:

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