After the sexist comment on International Women’s Day, the very outspoken and controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has made it to the news once again. This time, the director has targeted Uttar Pradesh’s Anti-Romeo Squad.
The squad was launched by Director General of Police Uttar Pradesh (DGP) Javeed Ahmed with the aim to check on eve-teasing in public areas, following UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's orders for the safety of girls in the state.
Now,RGV doesn’t seem to like the name of the squad and so, he took his Twitter handle and expressed his dissatisfaction over the name of the squad.
"I am baffled with the name of Anti Romeo Squads...How can Romeo a revered lover be a synonym for a Eve teasing goon?", he tweeted.
I am baffled with the name of Anti Romeo Squads...How can Romeo a revered lover be a synonym for a Eve teasing goon?— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 4, 2017
In a series of tweets, he continued that it is irresponsible to use the name through a governmental diktat.
If in india he can call them Anti Romeo Squads will YogiAdityanath be ok if Italians call same groups in their country Anti Krishna Squads?— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 4, 2017
In generalising all individuals by giving a single name Romeo,goal is to malign the owner of that name with an illogical nd malicious intent— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 4, 2017
Am sure the thought originated from the slang phrase Road side Romeo but it's irresponsible to use that word through a governmental diktat— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 4, 2017
The word Romeo is actually romanticising the wrong doers..A name like Anti Eve Teasers Squad would have been much more apt and pertinent— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 4, 2017
On the other hand, people didn't take the filmmaker's comment lightly and, trolled him instead. Someone even said that "people like RGV should be banned on Twitter."
Here are some hilarious replies on Ram Gopal Varma's comments on Anti-Romeo Squad
@RGVzoomin Film industries always used this word for years to show a eve teaser... now you have a problem with government and respect for Romeo ?— Parag Shah (@Paragshah1972) April 4, 2017
@RGVzoomin Why Ram Gopal Varma, why cant Ravan Gopal Varma. just there is some name to handle what not suppose done. why halla guall.— Dayakar.Mamidi (@mamidi_dayakar) April 4, 2017
@RGVzoomin so wts in d name.. intentions are to punish the eveteasers..u dnt know anything about the goonda raj in UP...u live in Mumbai..— prateek gandhi (@prateek050887) April 4, 2017
@RGVzoomin So u mean to say romeo is a god to the Italians?! People like u should be banned on twitter.— Bhargav Sundararajan (@BhargavSundar) April 4, 2017
@RGVzoomin The Anti Romeo squads for women's safety .. Please understand the thought before twitting— Nagesh H S (@Nagesh_HS) April 4, 2017