Radhe Maa enjoys a strong following in India and that list also includes a lot of B-town celebs. However, not many have come out in support of the controversial god-woman and her 'godliness' has been widely dissected recently after criminal allegations and controversial photographs surfaced on social media.
However, singer Sonu Nigam, known to be quite a religious person, decided to bat for Radhe Maa on Sunday and even introduced a sexist angle to the whole episode. Nigam took to Twitter and questioned the set of rules which give male saadhus more leeway in terms of dressing and behaviour.
Here's what Sonu tweeted:
Men Saadhus can walk naked. Dance embarrassingly, but it takes a rape charge to put them behind bars. So much for Gender equality? :)— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) August 16, 2015
When Twitterati started questioning the intentions of the tweet, Sonu defended his stance by saying:
Wanna sue, sue the followers... Sue YOURSELVES.. For making them God men and women. Setting different rules for men and women, not fair.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) August 16, 2015
However, here's what landed the singer in trouble and hurt a lot of religious sentiments.
Just my 2 pence. Kaali Maa is depicted in lesser clothes than Radhey Maa. Interesting that this country wants to sue a woman for her clothes— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) August 16, 2015
Twitterati was quick to take Sonu's case after this absurd comparison and soon enough, flak started pouring in.
@sonunigam don't go to any durga pooja pandal to sing n earn money... you must be drunk to say such nonsense... you are moron saying this— Anjula (@Anjala1973) August 16, 2015