Sona Mohapatra slams those Slut-Shaming Women

Sona Mohapatra has stated that many people are slut-shaming women from the entertainment industry since Raj Kundra’s arrest.

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"The Raj Kundra blow-up cannot be an excuse"

Singer Sona Mohapatra has slammed trolls for slut-shaming women from the entertainment industry.

In a lengthy post, Sona said that the increase in slut-shaming is one of the after-effects of Raj Kundra’s arrest in connection with a pornography racket.

Raj was arrested on July 19, 2021, for his alleged involvement in the production and distribution of pornographic content.

He has been remanded in custody until July 27, 2021.

In an Instagram video, Sona is seen in a hotel room with her new track ‘Ek Din’ in the background.

She discussed Raj Kundra’s arrest and said that it has resulted in more female public figures being slut-shamed.

In the post, Sona said: “This one again cus nothing showcases the hypocrisy, patriarchal toxicity of society more than when porn-related news ends up giving people the licence to slut-shame women in the public domain especially if you are in the entertainment industry?”

She went on to say the attention surrounding Raj Kundra’s arrest cannot be an excuse for such behaviour.

“The Raj Kundra blow-up cannot be an excuse to come throw more of your lewd comments into our timelines and then say things like, you are from Bollywood and all of you are the same or other s**t like that.

“Women, please celebrate your bodies like I do! Big, small, fat, thin or any other way, we are glorious.

“No one has a right to shame us or touch us or do anything without our consent.

“Sounds simple enough? Should. Isn’t. Just isn’t.

“Doesn’t enter the knuckleheads of too many people who live in our world, men and women included.”

Sona Mohapatra concluded by revealing that she made the video as an artistic reaction to her thoughts.

She added: “I made and directed these videos to my ‘Ek Din’ song as an artistic reaction to all these thoughts.

“Context is everything. Let’s all learn to understand and celebrate that.”

While Sona Mohapatra openly speaks about issues surrounding equality for women, on the work front, she got her own Times Square billboard in New York.

She said: “It is a pop-culture milestone for any artiste.

“I’ve been to Times Square and would normally hang out there. I am grateful.

“They recognise the fact that I am using my voice to go beyond just music, and stand for a better world, however clichéd it sounds.

She added that it is a great time for independent artists and music.

“I feel modestly when I tell you that I have always been ahead of the curve.

“I had a first mover’s advantage in the sense that I always believe Bollywood is big, but I never stopped putting out my own music.

“Film music has distribution and promotions, but to wake up every day and say ‘that does not completely represent me as an artist”, it always fits somebody else’s story.”

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”