A fashion shoot named “The Wrong Turn” has created quite a ripple on social media, but for a wrong reason. The shoot has been inspired by the Nirbhaya case – the brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedic student in a moving bus in Delhi. The girl later succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital.
The series, posted on social network Behance, has since been removed. But though the photoshoot has been liked by over 400 people, netizens on Twitter slammed the makers of the shoot calling them insensitive.
Here are a few reactions.
‘Nirbhaya’ Gang rape themed fashion shoot!!! Really BAD judgement from whoever thought its cool.
— Nachiket Barve (@nachiketbarve) August 5, 2014
Should I laugh at his imbecility or slap him? A Nirbhaya-inspired fashion shoot, themed: “Gangrape in a bus” http://t.co/UC2D46Oos0
— Not so old monk. (@BeSharmaji) August 5, 2014
Did i just see a fashion-spread depicting the Delhi gangrape of Nirbhaya? Disgusting!I hope all associated, die of shame! Insensitive swine!
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) August 5, 2014
Are we now glamourizing rape by doing a photoshoot inspired by Nirbhaya? My stomach just churned. http://t.co/OdtgMPG4ZP
— Agratha Dinakaran (@Agratha) August 5, 2014
— Geetika Rustagi (@geetiga) August 5, 2014
A Nirbhaya-inspired fashion shoot, themed: “Gangrape in a bus.” CAN YOU BE MORE INSANE?? UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! http://t.co/jpfiD1sF2y
— Aarti Madan (@AartiMadan) August 5, 2014
Someone did the Nirbhaya photoshoot thinking it’ll get him attention. And by tweeting that link endlessly, that’s EXACTLY what we’re doing.
— Vijayeta (@SacredInsanity) August 5, 2014
— Deepa Kumar (@dipaah) August 5, 2014
Former Apple executive and Dwarka MLA Adarsh Shastri has also been included in the spokespersons’ list.