Comments made by Vijay Sethupathi over the Sabarimala row have not gone down well with his fans and general public.
In a recent media interaction in Kerala, the actor backed the stand of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the Sabarimala issue, and added that he is a fan of the communist leader.
“The Chief Minister is right on the Sabarimala issue. I don’t understand why there is so much ruckus about it. Women have to bear certain pain every month,” he was quoted as saying.
“We all know why it happens it is a holy thing thanks to which we are here… if there’s no menstruation, there won’t be any men. Hence women are equivalent to Gods,” he added.
Expressing displeasure over his comments, a social media user posted: Makkal Selvan is all wrong about the Sabarimala issue. The head tantri or defenders of Sabarimala tradition have nothing against women. They’re not saying women are impure when they’re menstruating.”
A fan of Vijay Sethupathi said, “Now, you lost a very big fan sir. I really admired you for your straightforwardness and honesty. This is a shocker from you. Either, you are totally ignorant of the issue on the both sides or you are eyeing for some easy publicity.”