New Delhi: Singer Sonu Nigam, who has been facing flak for supporting self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa, recently defended himself.
He posted a 444 word long essay on his Facebook account to explain his opinion on the issue. Sonu clarified that he has never met Radhe Maa and said that the lady should be taken as a respected citizen until & unless law finds her guilty.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Sonu Nigam had drawn a comparison between Kali Maa and Radhe Maa over their dressing style.
Soon after his tweets, a flurry of rage was witnessed on social media. Moreover, two complaints have also been registered against the singer for making offensive comment on Kali Maa.
However, the singer didn't pay heed to the critics and came out with a rather controversial defensive piece.
Here is what he wrote on Facebook:
"To my fellow Indians... To the people who both do, and don't have the honesty to read a message in it's real context, interestingly ... Over the years, we have created another kind of rowdy mob of hooligans, a Twitter Mob, that has no boundaries. That will mercilessly and pointlessly abuse and attack, you could be a senior actor, you could be someone's wife or mother. They don't care! But I put across my point in Complete awareness of the consequences .. I know that religious hypocrites go on offensive when they are cornered philosophically. Rational point of views, have always received brickbats initially before the wise of the society come together to empower it.
# Point 1, I have no clue who she is.. Never met her... But in my eyes, she's someone's wife, someone's daughter, and many others, call her a mother.
# Point 2, if she's proven guilty by the law, she'll be punished by law. Before that, she's as respectable a citizen as you and me. And more so since she's a woman in a country infamous for it's rapes and atrocities over women.
# Point 3, a country that worships Kaali maa, who's depicted in the least clothes, (and I've been ok all my life with it, so should everyone else be), has the galls to judge someone's spiritual quotient by his/her attire! A country that has a Mela called Kumbh, where thousands of Naked Naga Saadhus roam around; a country that has Digaambar Jains whi don't wear anything, for religious reasons, has issues with a woman merely wearing a short dress in her personal time! How does the number and length of clothes on a person define his or her Spiritual Quotient?
# Point 4, we have issues with her dancing on songs, most dancers like Hema Malini, portray Durga ballet on stage regularly. So? Big Deal? If her devotees have no issues with it, why should we be bothered? They see their God in a dancing Guru, many others see their God's in a SAI Baba Idol, or a Shiva Idol!! What then is a difference between those terrorists who call everyone else who don't follow Islam as Kaafirs, and us? Where does religious freedom go?
# Point 5, what kind of country are we living in where we cannot discuss an issue without using foul language, circulating semi pornographic images on whatsapp and reducing someone's dignity to trash?
If you can't stand by a woman just because you don't know her, get the candle that you are gonna carry on the next Candle March after a rape, and Shove it into your Aggressively Opinionistic Hypocritical Ass."