Last week the #MeToo movement reached its peak in Hyderabad when an actress bared her top in protest against ‘Casting Couch’ in the Telugu Film Industry. Almost everybody familiar with the Telugu films were shocked to know the dark side of the film industry.
While many parents are swearing not ever send their children to act as models or actors in the film industry, an Indore incident has further gripped the pulse of the nation. The model was wearing a skirt and riding a scooter when two men on a two-wheeler tried to pull her skirt.
She fell down trying to stop them from doing that. "It happened on one of the busiest roads of Indore, and nobody tried to stop them," she wrote in her blog soon after the incident.
Now, an Indore-based model has come out with a narrated an incident of sexual harassment, wherein two men allegedly tried to pull her skirt while she was driving a two-wheeler.
She took to social media Monday to delineate the incident that took place on a busy road in Indore.
"This happened today. Two guys tried to pull my skirt while I was on my activa and said, ‘dikhao Iske niche Kya hai?’ I tried to stop them and lost control and met with an accident. It happened on one of the busiest roads of indore, and nobody tried to stop them."
She could not see the number of the duo’s vehicle. A passer-by helped her to get up but not without saying, "It’s because you’re wearing a skirt!", which left her more offended. "What I want to wear is my f**king choice. Those guys don’t have any right to harass me because WEARING A SKIRT DOESN’T GIVE YOU A RIGHT TO BEHAVE LIKE THAT," she wrote in a blog on Instagram.
She returned to the place of incident but found no CCTV cameras to cover the spot. "I’m registering a police complaint tomorrow. I don’t know if they will be able to find those guys, but if I don’t do it right now, it defeats my purpose," she concluded.
If this is in India, in Hollywood the #MeToo movement is gaining supporters and hecklers alike. Last week, Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director behind great brands such as Chanel and Fendi, disparaged the #MeToo movement asking models not to get in the profession if they "don’t want" their "pants pulled about".
He is no different from the uncle in Indore who said that the incident happened because the model was wearing a skirt. Perhaps, the mindset of the whole world, especially of the elderly men, should change.