Why #ShameOnSalmanKhan is Trending?

#ShameOnSalmanKhan started trending after the Bigg Boss 15 host called Abhijit’s kiss controversy a joke. Fans called him a “misogynist”.

"My blood is legit boiling"

Following Bigg Boss 15’s ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode in which Abhijit Bichukale asked Devoleena Bhattacharjee for a kiss, the hashtag #ShameOnSalmanKhan began trending on Twitter.

The incident became one of the most serious topics of discussion in the recent ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode, aired on December 18, 2021.

Twitter users created the hashtag #ShameOnSalmanKhan after the Bigg Boss 15 host gave his verdict on the incident.

Salman Khan showed the footage in which Abhijit asked Devoleena for a kiss after he helped her during the Ticket To Finale task.

Devoleena refused to kiss Abhijit, however, he repeatedly asked 3-4 times.

After the task was cancelled, Devoleena shared what had happened between her and Abhijit with the Bigg Boss 15 housemates.

The incident divided the Bigg Boss 15 house as many of the housemates were split over whose side to take.

Tejasswi Prakash stood in Devoleena’s corner which led to a fight between her and fellow contestant Shamita Shetty.

During the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar’ episode, Salman Khan stated that Abhijit was joking and just got “carried away” when he repeatedly asked for a kiss.

Salman also said that Devoleena only raised the issue after the task was finished and added that she should have spoken up sooner if she felt uncomfortable.

Whilst the host agreed that Abhijit made Devoleena feel uncomfortable, Salman suggested that she should have maintained a distance from him.

Devoleena began to cry as she felt she was being misconstrued.

The television actress stated that she didn’t intend to receive any benefits in the Ticket to Finale task from Abhijit and then complain about him.

Meanwhile, Tejasswi Prakash showed her support for Devoleena and stated that it is difficult for women to react in such situations.

Tejasswi also showed her disagreement with Salman’s views on the matter.

Amidst the discussion, an angry Salman Khan slammed Tejasswi for interfering and said:

“You are right, the rest of us are wrong.”

Many Bigg Boss 15 fans came out in support of Devoleena and Tejasswi and slammed Salman Khan.

Some netizens called the host’s views “disgusting” and questioned his statement about Abhijit’s action being a joke.

Fans took to Twitter and called the host out for his “misogynistic” views.

One user wrote: “I can’t get over what happened. Salman Khan is a misogynist.

“I’m so proud of Tejasswi Prakash for speaking out against him. #ShameOnSalmanKhan.”

Another user added: “According to Salman Khan, asking a woman for a kiss is just a joke.

“Mr Salman, is this happened to your sister, would you say the same?”

A third commented: “Everyone knows #SalmanKhan is a biased/unfair host but this time he has crossed all limits!

“How could this so-called ‘megastar’ oversimplify such a huge issue of a woman’s comfort and rights and their problems to them ‘leading men on! #ShameOnSalmanKhan.”

Former Bigg Boss contestant Neha Bhasin also took to Twitter to express her disappointment with how the incident was handled by the host.

Neha Bhasin wrote: “If a person is uncomfortable and says no to being asked for a kiss on national TV, it is not a joke.

“Clearly #DevoleenaBhattacharjee looked uncomfortable, why is she being questioned when clearly it’s #AbhijitBichukale who is totally out of line. My blood is legit boiling @BiggBoss.”

In another tweet, Neha added:

“Sorry but it’s not a comedy. He legit looked like a pervert. If a woman is saying no, it’s no. This discussion is what is wrong with our society today.

“Sorry @BiggBoss but this is not the right message you are sending out. It’s hard enough to be a woman and gender aside, it’s WRONG.”

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