After a blog post accusing Arunabh Kumar, the CEO of The Viral Fever (TVF) of sexual harassment went viral, multiple women have come forward and shared similar painful experiences on various social media platforms. 

Following the scandal which has sparked a storm, pressure was brewing on fellow members from the comedy fraternity to voice their opinions on the issue.

Aditi Mittal was perhaps the first one to speak up and was clearly furious with her peers’ silence over the issue and asked them to raise their voice

She also complained of the inherent sexism in the comedy industry and said that this is the reason why women in the Indian comedy scene is so low.

Sorabh Pant, founder of East India Comedy called for a serious approach and said that the issue was larger than just the comedy industry

Comedian Rajneesh Kapoor pointed out the hypocrisy

All India Bakchod’s Tanmay Bhatt and Rohan Joshi criticised sexual harassment at workplaces and urged startups to strengthen measures for women’s safety 

AIB’s Ashish Shakya appreciated women for speaking up and hoped for a fair and impartial investigation into the matter

Daniel Fernandes echoed the same sentiment 

Kanan Gill stressed on educating what constitutes ‘sexual harassment’ and demanded a safe environment for people to voice their issues

Strongly criticising the issue, Mallika Dua asked women to speak up

Comedian and ex-VJ José Covaco took to “correcting” the official response put out by TVF

Stand-up comedian Kenny Sebastian called the matter ‘super scary’ and pointed out how cases of sexual harassment are not taken seriously