After slamming fan-made sexist poster, Malavika Mohanan is happy with the new one.
The earlier fan-made poster showed Malavika cooking while the men in the ‘Master’ team around her were chilling.
Actress Malavika Mohanan was subjected to criticism and trolls after she pointed out that a fan-made cartoon of her upcoming film, Master, was misogynistic.
On Monday, a popular fan page of actor Vijay shared a cartoon depicting the cast of Master in quarantine. The poster showed Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, Lokesh Kanagaraj, and editor Gopi Prasanna having fun, while Malavika is cooking.
This illustration didn't do down well with her and she called it a sexist work. Malavika shared the picture and wrote, "The task of a woman even in a hypothetical “movie house” is to cook? When will the gender roles die? Sigh.).
However, within a few hours, the actor deleted the post as she received severe backlash from a section of Vijay's fans. Many hurled fits of abuse at her for speaking ill of Vijay's film.
Later, Malavika tweeted the poster made by a social media user who has the same scene but shows Malavika reading rather than cooking.
Malavika responded to the tweet saying that she loved the new version of the poster. She also added that she loves to read.
Previously, after Malavika slammed the casual sexism in fan art, she was subjected to slut-shaming and abuse on Twitter. It’s to be noted that nobody from the Master team tweeted in support and she was forced to delete the tweet although she had made a valid point. Singer Chinmayi, however, came out in support of the actor and pointed out that Malavika was talking about how she had been depicted, and yet, she was not allowed to have an opinion.
A professional actor questions a fan-made illustration for portraying HER 'role' in a way SHE didn't like. She gets bullied, abused and harassed into deleting her tweet. Said sexist 'cartoon' gets close to 1000 Retweets. https://t.co/zfdg7ZxpjG— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) April 26, 2020
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