Rajasthan Minister Says “Roads Should Be Built Like Katrina Kaif’s Cheeks”, Slammed Online

If you think we have grown over the years and objectification of women has become a thing of the past then you, my friend, have probably not seen this video yet.

Twitter was in distress when a video of a Rajasthan minister, Rajendra Singh Gudha, making cringy statements involving women made it to social media.

Posted by Rajendra Singh Gudha on Thursday, July 18, 2019

In the clip, the minister is seen interacting with a group of voters (mostly men) at Udaipurwati in the Jhunjhunu district. When the villagers demanded smooth roads in the district, pointing at the chief engineer of the Public Works Department present at the meeting he goes on to say, “In my constituency, the roads should be made like Katrina Kaif’s cheeks,” reported India Today.

Surprisingly, his sexist statement was met with applauds and hooting from the people present.

The newly appointed minister has definitely invited controversy with his bizarre statement. People online found his statement offensive and derogatory towards women.

But the sad part is that there were a lot of people who thought casual sexism was funny.

Earlier, Lalu Prasad Yadav reportedly made a similar remark comparing Hema Malini’s cheeks with smooth roads.

This video makes me realize that a lot of work needs to be done to free India from casual sexism and objectification of women.

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