Celina Jaitly: 'Often, women are the strongest enforcers of slut-shaming'


Celina Jaitly: ‘Often, women are the strongest enforcers of slut-shaming’

Oh hey, hypocrites. Celina Jaitly is coming for you

By ELLE team  September 9th, 2017

If you come for Celina Jaitly with your hypocritical nonsense, she is going to clapback so hard, your ears will ring for days. It all started when the heavily pregnant former star posted a photo of herself in a bathtub, shot by her husband Peter Haag. “I was surprised to see what followed next,” she says, adding, “While I did receive a lot of love, my social media feeds on my Instagram, Twitter & FB Fan Page turned into a battle ground of trolls vs like minded followers & well wishers.”

In a turn of events that surprised nobody, trolls attacked Ceilna for showing off her body, despite, as she points out, “In my case despite only a bit of the tummy shoulders & knee showing I realised smilingly that what bothered the Shamers was what was “not” that was visible in the bathtub picture but what was “perceived “ to be visible through their demented imagination. My observation is that, the Shamers were immensely uncomfortable “more” from the parts of my body that were “covered” by the water, and were apparently definitely nude, making their imaginations run in all directions which of course were against all social norms. (sic)”

Celina is none too pleased that some of the most vicious trolls happened to be women. “What disturbed me was the aspect that even in today’s times an immense growth is being seen in this kind of regressive mentality and how some people driven by this ideology are willing to intimidate a woman ( even a pregnant woman) using a considerable amount of verbal violence along with intentions of sexual violence just because the picture did not meet the traditional and cultural expectations of a few self proclaimed theckedars of our society.”

Funnily enough the bathtub picture actually shows less skin than most of the outfits that me and many of my colleagues have worn for several of our films.

“While men do slut shame, often women are the strongest cultural enforcers of slut-shaming., you will see that when you go to my Instagram account. It’s amazing that slut shaming is rarely about actual sexual activity, but rather perceived sexuality through clothes or attitudes.”Chew on that.