Music legend and renowned singer KJ Yesudas landed himself in midst of a controversy by making a remark against “dressing style” of women. Speaking at a social do organised by a voluntary organisation in connection with the Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, “Women should not cause trouble to others by wearing jeans….What should be covered should be covered.”
The 74-year-old veteran singer’s statement is seen as bolt out of the blue by many. It naturally drew flak from several women organizations and actresses. Heroine Lakshmi Menon wrote on her Facebook page, “A man whom we all respect just made the most blatant comment about women .I don’t think his comment would be approved from his own family even lol would love to hear Darshanas take on this.”
“This is a totally unacceptable view. This could be seen only as a transgression on the freedom of women. Yesudas is a great singer and all Indians are proud of his contribution to music. It is unfortunate that this sort of an anti-woman comment has come from him,” said a Mahila Congress activist.
KJ Yesudas’ comment is now trending on Facebook and Twitter while most of them hitting back at his statement.