India’s renowned singer and composer K.J Yesudas remarks on women wearing jeans have sparked a lot of criticism on social media.
Here’s the statement made by K.J Yesudas
“What should be covered must be covered. Our culture involves the beauty which should be covered. Women should not trouble others by wearing jeans. When they put on jeans, men are tempted to look beyond that (jeans). Women’s beauty lies in their modesty. They should not try to become like men. They should not force others to do unnecessary things by wearing jeans, which would give them magnetism”.
If you don’t know who he is? Here’s a brief about K.J. Yesudas
Kattassery Joseph Yesudas is an Indian classical singer who has recorded over 70,000 songs in many languages and has won national award for best male playback singer for 7 times (the most by any Indian singer).
It’s really sad to hear such comments from a person who’s widely known for his contribution to the Indian music industry.
Let’s find out people’s reaction on Twitter over Yesudas comment:
#yesudas not worth respecting him if he has so cheap mentality. Guls dont wear jeans to attract boys, dey wear bcoz dey r comfortable in it
— vaishnavi (@tweetfromvaishu) October 4, 2014
“What needs to be covered should be covered”. I agree, Mr. Yesudas. Your sexism for example.
— oculus (@daddy_san) October 3, 2014
Maybe legendary singers like Yesudas should stick to what they do best? — Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) October 3, 2014
Deeply disappointed that Yesudas-ji, someone I’ve always admired as an evolved singer, has such a petty, small-minded and sexist world-view. — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) October 3, 2014
Very unfortunate that an unnecessary comment (about women wearing Jeans) has come from one of the greatest singers of India! #yesudas
— anbudan BALA (@AmmU_MaanU) October 2, 2014
Dear Yesudas, so sad u feel ‘troubled’ & threatend by women’s bodies. Y not cover yr eyes? Instead of asking women to cover themselves up!
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) October 2, 2014
Here’s a powerful statement by Mahila Congress Chief Bindu Krishna:
“He does not have a daughter, otherwise she would have been wearing jeans in today’s times. Women should have the freedom to wear what they want to. He has to take back his words.”
We’d like to hear you out. What do you think about Yesudas statement?