The age of social media is quite frankly a glorious time when there’s no way anyone can get away with misogynist comments. So when MLA Raghav Chadha took a jibe at Navjot Singh Sidhu by calling him the ‘Rakhi Sawant of Punjab politics’, it sparked outrage online.
Didn’t expect this awful misogyny from you Raghav. You have to conflate an insult to a rival with a woman. Shameful. Apologise to Rakhi Sawant https://t.co/Qvk1DY9Bhf
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) September 17, 2021
Right after Chadha’s tweet, Rakhi Sawant started trending online as people flooded Twitter in support of the actor and slammed the MLA for making such a comparison.
Rakhi Sawant- the most hard working who gives her hundred percent loyalty and effort to each project she takes, turning a dull flop show into an entertaining one, she is a compliment compared to the hateful fake counter parts! https://t.co/UQr95AL37B
— Kavita Kaushik (@Iamkavitak) September 17, 2021
Who is most respectful and sensible?
Rakhi Sawant Raghav Chadha
❤️ 🔁 pic.twitter.com/PxXHdjUCO8
— Amit Sen (@Ams_Blogger) September 17, 2021
She is a self made person. No one has the right to point fingers at her..
— Ria (@RiaRevealed) September 17, 2021
— Nirwa Mehta (@nirwamehta) September 17, 2021
Rakhi Sawant extending “Free” dress up service to Raghav Chadha. 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/zqsiyB8aAh
— Yo Yo Funny Singh 🇮🇳 (@moronhumor) September 18, 2021
Why should a woman be slighted slight another man ? Rakhi Sawant has worked her way up too – let’s respect her work https://t.co/1NyK7x7MMN
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) September 17, 2021
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Excuse me, what has Rakhi Sawant to do with this? https://t.co/7rFoQ56TPY
— Bobins Abraham Vayalil (@BobinsAbraham) September 17, 2021
Some debated whether or not the comment was actually steeped in misogyny.
How does mentioning Rakhi sawant symbolize misogyny dear mam? Please clarify 🙏
— Ashutosh Bhardwaj (@Ashutos52103586) September 17, 2021
How is this misogyny? Rakhi Sawant represents crassness and loudness. That's what the implication is.
I recently called Shiv Aroor the Amish Devgan of English media. I wasn't insulting men, just calling out his zealous sycophancy!
— Sanjeev Chawla (@schawla13) September 18, 2021
Rakhi herself spoke out and responded to the MLA’s comment, as did Navjot Sidhu.
Rakhi slammed Chadha and said that he needed her name to even trend online and humbly thanked fellow actors who rushed to her support.
They say man descended from the apes and the monkeys, Looking at your mind @raghav_chadha I believe you are still descending ! You still haven’t answered my question about notifying the Farm Laws by your Government.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) September 17, 2021
Do you believe the MLA’s comments were misogynist? Tell us.