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Singer Chinmayi speaks about #MeToo and sexual assaults

Following the hugely infamous controversy surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Alyssa Milano started hashtag #MeToo, so that every person who has been a victim of sexual assault tweets about it using the tag and the world gets to know the magnitude of the problem.

Twitter was flooded with personal stories of rape, assault, and harassment. Singer Chinmayi too has voiced her two cents on the issue.

Her tweet read: "The #MeToo hashtag is heartbreaking. And as real as it gets. I dont know one woman who hasnt been groped / leched at / sexual assaulted in some way. I also have friends, grown men now, who have been raped by older men."

It is shocking and horrifying to learn that her friends, women as well as men, have been victims of rape and sexual assault. Thanks to twitter and celebrities like her, victims are getting the courage and the platform to talk about experiences that would've otherwise never come to light.

*Tweet is not spell checked


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Chinmayi's opinion on A.R.Rahman singing Tamil songs at Netru Indru Naalai musical concert in Wembley

A.R.Rahman recently had his musical concert Netru Indru Naalai at Wembley, London, and a section of North Indian audience, who had been to the event, expressed their disappointment over Rahman singing Tamil songs majorly. This had been a debate on the social media. 

Singer Chinmayi has made a statement through Twitter which reads as, "When Rahman sir wins 2 Oscars and creates history, he is "An Indian", but 7-8 Tamil gaane kya gaa liye aap naraaz hote ho. What yaar? The show was called 'Netru Indru Naalai', had 65% Hindi songs (Set List is out there). Music knows no boundaries/language. And many fail to understand why South Indians can't learn Hindi. We can. We always have when needed. Hindi Prachar Sabha has been active for decades. But I see no point in changing the language in a milestone to Hindi where the locals understand neither Hindi nor English. So what does anyone achieve by alienating millions?

There aren't too many north of the Vindhyas who have attempted to learn a language that is not native to them. Be it Government offices or the Pani Puri wala. Many migrate to the South for work. But the standard responses will be in Hindi when we speak Tamil/Kannada/Telugu. India has managed to develop despite red tape and corruption. We coexist. Let us all speak the languages we wish to and learn what we wish to. We have the choice. And we always must have the choice. It cannot be thrust on us."


*Chinmayee's social media post is not spell-checked

Singer Chinmayi speaks about #MeToo and sexual assaults

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