The Padmaavat actor, while narrating a joke said he 'would rather be raped by 12 prostitutes than touch alcohol'.
Twitter fumes as Kangana Ranaut laughs at Jim Sarbh's ‘rape’ joke in Cannes
Mumbai - 18 May 2018 11:50 IST
Actor Jim Sarbh and actress Kangana Ranaut are in for some criticism after a video surfaced online that has Sarbh cracking a 'rape' joke and Ranaut laughing hard on it. The duo is being picked for being "insensitive" towards serious issues like rape.
The incident reportedly occured on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival, where Ranaut and Sarbh had gathered along with few others.
The video has the Padmaavat actor saying, “I would rather be raped by 12 prostitutes than touch alcohol. And the Punjabi is like, ‘Me too! I didn’t know there was an option!’.” This is followed by loud laughter and applause by Ranaut and others.
The actress is known for speaking up against gender injustices. She was one of the very few artistes from Hindi cinema who spoke against actor Salman Khan when he, while promoting Sultan (2016), said he “felt like a raped woman” after shooting for the film.
“We all agree it’s a horrible thing to say. It’s something extremely insensitive,” she had said. Therefore, Ranaut's laughter at Sarbh’s joke has not gone down well with the Tweeple.
Later, Sarbh offered a clarification saying his comments were taken "out of context". While speaking to Firstpost.com, he said, “Sexual violence is a serious issue and I treat it as such. It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context. I do not know nor have I ever condoned any form of sexual violence.”
Watch the video:
Some of the reactions on Twitter:
After Bashing #SalmanKhan #KanganaRanaut laughs on a rape joke by Jim Sarbh— Samy Gioia (@SamyGioia) May 18, 2018
These almost ppl...think it’s okay to joke n laugh about rape.We live in a society that teaches women to defend themselves from rape, instead of teaching men not to rape women n they laugh!
Shame on u! pic.twitter.com/CmH21MQaAg
Come on guys!!!— Arun Balakrishnan (@aarunb88) May 18, 2018
Give her a break. There are no new releases now. Why will she bring her pseudo-feminism out? Be sensible.
You can’t call out her fake nature so openly. #FakeFeminism #kanganaranaut https://t.co/f1AIje2HNu
Disgusting #KanganaRanaut— Varuni (@Being_Varuni) May 18, 2018
Hypocrisy of #KanganaRanaut— Sanket_KAABIL Indian (@iSanket_363) May 17, 2018
got EXPOSED !!
Kangana laughs as Jim Sarbh jokes about "RAPE" at a Cannes event.
Interesting thing was she once bashed popular star for using this word "Rape" and called that insensitive.
But now she herself joking around.ðÂÂÂhttps://t.co/yRsW3vtujA
"Feminist " #KanganaRanaut laughs as Jim Sarbh cracks a joke about 'rape' at #Cannes !!— Arnab (@_a_r_n_a_b) May 17, 2018
Bloody #Hypocrites !!
Feminism | Women empowerment ki baate sirf aapni movies promote karte waqt media k samne yaad aate hai innko !! #Shame