Malayalam Actor Vinayakan Receives Severe Backlash For Saying, 'If Asking For Sex Is MeToo, I'll Continue To Do’; Trolls Call Him 'Clueless Guy’
Several netizens have criticized Vinayakan over his remarks on the MeToo movement
Malayalam actor Vinayakan, who is widely known for his brilliant performance in films like ‘Kammattipaadam’ and ‘Ee, Ma. Yau’, is riding high on the success of his latest Malayalam release 'Oruthee'. During the promotions of the film, the actor stirred up a controversy and miffed several netizens over his remarks on the MeToo movement. Vinayakan shocked everyone when he said, “if asking a woman for sex is Me Too, then he will continue to do so.” A certain section of social media users has severely criticized the actor calling him ‘clueless’.
Addressing the media at a press conference, Vinayakan, on being asked about his views on Me Too, said, “I don’t know what about that. I want to know. Do I need to know if I want to have sex with a woman? I’ve had sex with 10 women in my life. I asked them all if she would like to have a relationship with me? If asking a woman for sex is MeToo, I will continue to do so.” ALSO READ: Mohanlal’s Drishyam 2 To Fahadh Faasil’s Joji, These 2021 Releases Are A Proof That Malayalam Cinema Is Getting Ahead For Good Content
#Vinayakan You cannot ask someone when you are at a position of power/ there's something the other one needs. You cannot call a random person who hasn't shown interest. If there's a mutual spark, you wouldn't need to ask. No wonder no woman has asked him for sex. Clueless guy🙄 https://t.co/tn3rnyOaKl— Sajithra சஜித்ரா (she-her) (@sajithra) March 24, 2022
Those who say #Vinayakan respects consent and appreciate him asking for sex to random people, I believe are fine with any random man approaching them/their dear ones asking for the same. Are we living in some la la land?— SNellay (@SNellay) March 24, 2022
Soon after this, the actor started receiving backlash on social media over his comments. #Vinayakan started trending on Twitter with users expressing their anger and dismay with the actor. One said, “you can't just ask random people to sleep with you It might be a traumatic experience for the people at the other end.” Another reacted, “You cannot ask someone when you are at a position of power/ there's something the other one needs. You cannot call a random person who hasn't shown interest. If there's a mutual spark, you wouldn't need to ask. No wonder no woman has asked him for sex. Clueless guy.”
Back in 2019, Vinayakan had made headlines after he was arrested on the complaint of poet and Dalit activist Mruduladevi, who accused the actor of using sexually explicit language with her over the phone. Vinayakan often grabs headlines with his controversial remarks.
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