After facing severe criticisms and trolls in social media platforms, official twitter page of Kalaignar TV came up with a note addressing the issue. Few video clippings from one of their shows named as “Star World”, went viral in the social media with negative receptions. Now, in a way of reacting to all the posts and comments, Kalaignar TV has said that they removed the content and said that they have taken corresponding actions on this issue.
Along with public, several journalists from various media portals started calling out the program where a female anchor can be seen making derogatory remarks on few of the top heroines of Tamil cinema. What made netizens to fume more is the fact that the one who hosted the show was a female herself.
“We respect people’s feelings and we have removed the content at one. Corresponding actions have also been taken on this issue.” read the note posted by Kalaignar TV.
Check out their post here :
It all started when the host of this particular show effortlessly made sexist remarks on Aathmika, Nivetha Pethuraj and Trisha. She said that film opportunities got reduced for actress Aathmika who is known for acting in “Meesaya Murukku”. She goes on to add that she is conducting glamorous photoshoots to indicate that she is ready to do such roles. A video clip from “Mynaa” movie can be seen playing after the news only to degrade the actress more.
@aathmikaa For Your Information@KalaingarTV do you think this is Funny?— ranjithbest (@ranjithbest2497) May 31, 2020
What Kind of Video You've Created?
Dr.Kalaingar Treated Women So Good. Pathetic to see this bad stuff from your channel.
Let @aathmikaa watch this and request some clarification with them pic.twitter.com/jRlhXDQWBL
The anchor, further goes on to mock actress Nivetha Pethuraj and her answer to a fan in Instagram about Love.
For Your Information @Nivetha_Tweets @KalaingarTV How Sick You're To Make and Telecast Those type of Content? Kids are watching.— ranjithbest (@ranjithbest2497) May 31, 2020
Don't you guys ever noticed how sick this would Turn?
Let @Nivetha_Tweets notice about this and take some actions. pic.twitter.com/daVteomK9G
Makers of the show even decided to take a sly dig on the personal life of actress Trisha who is considered as one of the prominent actress of South Indian film industry.
These clippings are garnering severe criticism from the users of online. Many slammed the channel for their “below the belt” comment and wondered how the anchor accepted to utter such phrases. Journalists of several media outlets condemned the show result of which the channel management came up a note.
Check out some of the reactions for the post :
நாங்க சொன்னா தான் உங்களுக்கு புரியுமா? அவ்ளோ மரமண்டையாவா இருக்கீங்க?— வந்தித்தன் (@Vanthitan) June 1, 2020
தவறை சுட்டி காட்டினால் தான் வருத்தப்படுவீர்களோ?— Kudimahan↗️ (@kudimahann) June 1, 2020
Even No apology from your side. What action has been taken?— RamkumarRangarajan (@RamanusaDasan) June 1, 2020
What respect people’s feelingu? You don’t even respect women and that’s why telecasted such degrading content.— அmirtha (@amirthalakshmi3) June 1, 2020
மன்னிப்பு கேட்க மாட்டீர்களா டா.? மன்னிப்பு கேட்டு மக்களுக்கு மரியாதை செலுத்து.— ர. சங்கர். 🌱🌱🌱🌿🌴🌳🌴🌳 (@tamilinniyan) June 2, 2020
Men and women across the social media platforms are protesting day in and day out against body shaming and slut shaming remarks on women. Celebrities especially those who belongs to Cinema industry are easily targeted by offenders who would throw shades at them for their temporary happiness. Now, degrading female celebrities in terms of their looks and personal life has reached a way new low as a well known television channel like Kalaignar TV involved in it. However, this response from the management was widely welcomed and netizens are asking the channel not to repeat the same.