Being a comic is one of the toughest jobs. But in our country it’s a tad bit easier because most of the comics have a truckload of sexist jokes to crack on and about women. Which, by the way, are laughed at and even shared. :/
Remember The Great Indian Laughter Challenge? Yeah, it did give us good laugh, but then, there were so many sexist jokes that we can’t even keep a count. The show is back, scouting for new talent and is being judged by Akshay Kumar with mentors Mallika Dua, Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal.
Recently, during an episode while praising a comic’s performance, Akshay and the mentors went on to ring the bell to laud for the contestant’s gig. There, Akshay made a sexist remark on Mallika which was not in good taste.
Upset over it, Mallika Dua’s father, who is a esteemed journalist slammed Akshay for distasteful humour and language.
“I am going to screw this cretin Akshay Kumar for telling his co worker Mallika Dua that ‘aap bell bajao main aap ko bajata hun’ at 5:26.This is his sense of humor and language. Star Plus..wake up..”
Mallika tweeted that she doesn’t want to be uncomfortable at work.
She even asked her fans a question.
“HEY! Quick question. Does anyone find 5:26 funny? Charming? Entertaining?? #FamilyEntertainment #GEC”
This can been deemed as a punishable offence under IPC and can be considered a violation under The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Casual sexism is so inherent in our society that we don’t even realise the n number of times women bear the brunt of it. And, at workplace? Well, we all are far away from the day when our workplaces are free of sexist comments and distasteful humour.