Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s daughter Aaliyah Kashyap on Friday mentioned that she has been focused by many Instagram customers with “degrading and disgusting” feedback after she posted her image in lingerie. Aaliyah, who has over 20,000 followers on Instagram, mentioned she is “frightened” by the remarks that she has been subjected to prior to now few weeks. She had posted an image of herself late final month selling a lingerie model following which she mentioned she was flooded with messages that pushed her to ponder deleting her web page on the photo-video sharing web site.
“The past few weeks have been really hard on my mental health. Ever since I posted a photo of me in lingerie, I have been getting the most vile, degrading and disgusting comments. I have never felt more frightened than I have in the past few weeks to the point where I considered deleting my Instagram,” she wrote in a prolonged assertion.
Aaliyah mentioned she initially tried to disregard the social media harassment, however felt there was a have to share her expertise as such feedback “contribute to the rape culture”.
“We seem to be a country that will hold candle marches for a woman after she’s been sexually assaulted but won’t protect a woman while she’s alive. And the truth is that women in India grow up being sexualized their whole lives. I have grown up with these kinds of comments to the point where it culminated into me being sexually assaulted as a minor by a middle aged man,” she added.
Attaching the screenshots of vitriol-filled feedback on her put up, she wrote, “They are the same men that are fine with following me and consuming the content I post, yet choose to harass me. If you truly disagree with what I post, then you are free to unfollow me. Nothing I do or post is an invitation for sexual assault.”
Aaliyah, who lives in California, US, mentioned as an alternative of asking girls to maintain a test on their garments, it is very important “unteach men the predatory behaviour that has been normalised in our society.”
“This is my body, my life and I choose what I want to do with it,” she concluded.
This is just not the primary time Aaliyah has been subjected to such remarks. In May 2019, her filmmaker father had mentioned that she had obtained rape menace from a social media person. He had later lodged an FIR.
The director is presently working on his new age thriller “Dobaara”, starring Taapsee Pannu.