Actor Parvathy on Thursday slammed the jury of the ONV literary award for ignoring the MeToo accusations in opposition to Tamil songwriter and poet Vairamuthu and selecting to honour him with a prestigious award constituted within the reminiscence of legendary poet ONV Kurup.
She mentioned that conferring this award on Vairamuthu disrespected ONV’s reminiscence. “ONV Sir is our satisfaction. His contribution as a poet and lyricist is incomparable. The way it has nourished our tradition. Our hearts and minds have benefited by way of his physique of labor. That is precisely why it’s immense disrespect to provide such an honour in his identify to the accused of sexual assault crimes (sic),” she mentioned in her tweet.
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) May 27, 2021
That is how our society validates and offers extra energy to somebody who has been referred to as out by a number of girls as a sexual predator.
Totally Shameful! https://t.co/WB3VMjFTff
— T M Krishna (@tmkrishna) May 26, 2021
For the uninitiated, Vairamuthu confronted a slew of allegations of sexually harassing a number of girls within the wake of the MeToo motion in India. “17 girls have come out with their tales. We don’t know what number of extra have been wronged. There appears to be sufficient whataboutery to proceed wronging those that are wronged. Solely to uphold the fame of these in energy. Nothing is extra vital than humanity. For those who come at me with the artwork vs artist debate, let me inform you that for me the humanity of the individual creating the artwork is the one factor I’d select to take a look at. I can stay with out the “artwork” of those that hole out lives with absolute impunity,” Parvathy mentioned in her Instagram put up.
Singer and activist Chinmayi had publicly alleged that he made her really feel uncomfortable no less than on two events. She was even instructed “her profession will probably be over” ought to she refuse to “cooperate”. Her story led to a collection of allegations in opposition to Vairamuthu.
“How do you justify this? #adoorgopalakrishnan and the jury who determined to the accused Vairamuthu this honour (sic),” Parvathy requested.
The ONV Cultural Academy began the ONV literary award in 2016 after the passing of ONV Kurup. The award honours poets from Malayalam and different Indian languages with a money prize of Rs three lakh, a quotation and plaque.