Marimuthu normalizes sexual harassment allegations against Vairamuthu: He’s a manhttps://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/tamil/marimuthu-normalizes-sexual-harassment-allegations-against-vairamuthu-5425113/

Marimuthu normalizes sexual harassment allegations against Vairamuthu: He’s a man

G Marimuthu has incensed many with his deeply troubling sexist comments on the #MeToo movement. A short clip of Marimuthu's controversial interview is going viral on social media and many have strongly condemned his remarks.

Marimuth speaks in favour of vairamuthu
Marimuthu was arguing in favour of his long-time associate and acclaimed lyricist Vairamuthu, who has been accused of harassment by multiple women.

Director-actor G Marimuthu has incensed many with his deeply troubling sexist comments on the #MeToo movement. A short clip of Marimuthu’s controversial interview is going viral on social media and many have strongly condemned his remarks that normalize workplace harassment.

Marimuthu was arguing in favour of his long-time associate and acclaimed lyricist Vairamuthu, who has been accused of harassment by multiple women. “He (Vairamuthu) calls a girl to his room. What’s wrong in that? Let him call the girls he likes, and let the girls go to him if they like him too. Otherwise, they will go to the media. Let them,” he argued.

He also doubled down on his misogynistic rant against women who have came out with stories of sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo movement. “Isn’t he a man? Even he has hormones, correct? He will also have desires to sleep with a woman, right? So he has approached a woman and that woman told everyone else. Vairamuthu has to brave it out,” he said, adding “In three days, people will forget about it and they will start discussing other problems. This is what is going to happen.”

Marimuthu didn’t just stop at attacking women, he also revealed his deep contempt for LGBT community. “I don’t think this is a setback for the poet (Vairamuthu). He only called a girl to his room, right? It would have been shameful if he had called a man to his room,” he said.

Marimuthu’s comments have been drawing a lot of flak on social media.

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Marimuthu didn’t just stop at attacking women, he also revealed his deep contempt for LGBT community. “I don’t think this is a setback for the poet (Vairamuthu). He only called a girl to his room, right? It would have been shameful if he had called a man to his room,” he said.

Marimuthu’s comments have been drawing a lot of flak on social media.

Recently, even Vairamuthu’s second son Kabilan came out in support of his father. While vouching for Vairamuthu’s character, he dismissed the #MeToo movement as a ‘western influence’.

Vairamuthu, meanwhile, has denied all the allegations. He wrote on Twitter, “Spreading defamatory things against famous personalities is becoming a culture across the country. I have been continuously humiliated in recent times and this is also part of it. I will not bother about falsehood. Time will tell the truth.”