Ace designer Sabyasachi shames Indian women for not knowing how to wear a saree only to get bashed by Twitterati
From Deepika Padukone to Anushka Sharma, celebrities and fashionistas are all a big fan of Sabyasachi. In fact, his is the only name you can think of when it comes to intricate and beautiful wedding trousseau. But the designer has become a talking point on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. At the Harvard India Conference, the designer spoke about Indian women’s approach to sarees, leaving Twitter angry and disappointed. He said, “I think, if you tell me that you do not know how to wear a saree, I would say shame on you. It’s a part of your culture, (you) need stand up for it.” Not only was that too blunt, but it also irked a lot of people.
Twitter is abuzz with trolls and they are bashing the designer on the social media platform for making such a statement. Comedian Tanmay Bhat posted a screenshot of Sabyasachi’s collection from his website and wrote, “Maybe fewer young women are not wearing sarees because you’re selling em for 80K bro”. There are also a lot of angry tweets by women who clearly offended at the designer’s statement. “I may not know how to wear a Saree but it doesn’t mean I am less Indian or I don’t respect my culture. I can’t say about the rest, but at least I don’t think like that” was yet another tweet. (ALSO READ: Sabyasachi makes Deepika Padukone his muse and we cannot thank him enough)
Here’s what Twitter has to say about it.
Maybe fewer young women are not wearing sarees because you’re selling em for 80K bro pic.twitter.com/atGail8ehq
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) February 12, 2018
Oh sure. One more man telling women what they should and should not be doing.
Why is upholding “Culture” always the woman’s responsibility?#WhatWomenWant is #FreedomOfChoice #Sabyasachi #Saree #ShameOnYou #WomenWhoCantWearASaree https://t.co/aRpOyYojQS
— Ishita Garg (@IshitaGarg12) February 12, 2018
(If you don’t know how to wear a saree, shame on you: Sabyasachi to Indian women) Like really??
I may not know how to wear a Saree but it doesn’t mean I am less Indian or I don’t respect my culture. I can’t say about the rest, but at least I don’t think like that
— Priyanka Bhatt (@iPriyankaBhatt) February 12, 2018
— Mayanka Sharma (@mayankasharma01) February 12, 2018
The designer also went on to saying, “Women and men are trying very hard to be something that they are not. Your clothing should be a part of who you are and connect you to your roots. The relationship between an Indian woman and saree is that of a serpent. It’s a relationship of misunderstanding. It’s easy to wear a saree. Wars have been fought in saree. Grandmothers have slept in saree, and have women up without any folds to it.” What are your thoughts on this? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned with us for more.