Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) on Tuesday beneath a number of sections of the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. The arrest comes at a time when Rhea has been subjected to scrutiny and media trial following the suicide of her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
Rhea’s arrest has as soon as once more stoked a debate, however this time about patriarchy and the way the media treats girls who’re within the lens versus males.
Because the information of the actor’s arrest immediately went viral on social media, her title began to pattern on Twitter and Google. Curiously, one other high (associated) search was “patriarchy“.
Pictures of the actor popping out from her automotive in a T-shirt that learn: Roses are crimson, violets are blue, Let’s smash patriarchy, Me and also you.” surfaced on social media earlier within the day. Whereas many individuals endorsed her message, many others opposed it and even dubbed it as “smug”.
Since then, the tweet has been met with a whole lot of criticism and outrage the place netizens identified that how the media trial meted out in opposition to Rhea is outright misogynist and sexist.
And now, netziens, together with Bollywood celebrities, are taking social media by storm by sharing the message on Rhea’s t-shirt and pleading #JusticeforRhea.
On Sunday, images of visibly disturbed and irritated Rhea Chakraborty struggling her manner out of the prying reporters hounding her with cameras and microphones emerged on social media, the place journalistic ethics have been closely questioned.
Whereas the previous few days have seen a brand new low for a number of media channels in addition to the paparazzi, social media has not been far behind in including gasoline to what many are actually referring to because the witch-hunt of Chakraborty.
After her arrest, trolls and so-called seekers of justice for Rajput discovered a tweet posted by Chakraborty way back to 2009. The cryptic publish learn, “simply stepped out of a bizarre scary engrossing story of an Indian lady…who served 4 n a half 12 months jail sentence for narcotic trafficking”.