International Women's Day 2017: Ram Gopal Varma wishes all women were like Sunny Leone

Neerja Deodhar

Mar,08 2017 15:11 57 IST

Director of horror films Ram Gopal Varma has had many a horrific thing to say over the last few years. This Women's Day, he has a particularly poignant message for ladies all over the world:

Sunny Leone's response to this tweet was this:

She may have said "Ha," but we're gagging over here. Thank you, Ram Gopal Varma, for making the one day dedicated to women also about men. I assume that you are referring to Sunny Leone's previous career in porn, so I will also thank you for reducing women to sex objects.

This is what our gender truly deserves, given that we live in a world where issues such as dowry, female infanticide, a wage gap based on gender and rape do not exist. Women were, after all, created to serve and stroke the egos of men such as Varma.

But this is not the Bollywood director's debut performance in the world of sexist nonsense.

You don't have to look too far to to find other instances where Ram Gopal Varma has confidently aired his misogynistic opinions. When you scroll down to the tweets that came before his tweet about Sunny Leone, you will find these gems:

And these were posted only on women's day. Run a Google search for 'Ram Gopal Verma sexist', and you will find innumerable articles pointing out and criticising Varma for tweets such as these:

Blinded by patriarchy?

You take your voter ID to the polling booth. He takes his perversion and voyeurism.

He also gave constructive criticism to a female film critic once, which he based on his analysis of her looks not skills.

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Image from Twitter.

He later deleted this tweet and apologised to the critic. However, this has not deterred him in his mission to be a pig.

Here, we see him being not just vile, but also blatantly racist. He has also presented some very colourful opinions on Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States.

I won't mince my words; this is virtual eve-teasing.

I'd suggest that he move to America, but I think they have their fair share of sexism and misogyny to deal with.

The scariest and least surprising bit is that this man feels empowered enough to say these things because he is goaded on by his fans.

Sample these encouraging, disgusting tweets:

Hey Ram, if you don't know what to do, perhaps it is best that you say nothing at all.