Malayalam actress Revathy on Thursday made a scathing statement on people who termed #MeToo movement as 'fad'.
Taking to her Twitter account, Revathy wrote, “#MeToo movement a ‘FAD’ says a Renowned ACTOR. How do we bring some degree of sensitivity in such people? Like Anjali Menon says, the people who have just arrived from MARS have no clue what it means to get abused, what it takes to call out and how this can bring about change!!!” (sic.)
Recently, Vinod Ganatra, who heads the seven-member non-feature film jury at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) also said that #MeToo campaign is a fad, aimed at attracting publicity and getting mileage and will recede with time.
Revathy along with other members of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) had called a press meet in October to deplore the alleged apathetic stand taken by the leadership of the Association for Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) against the victim of the 2017 February actress attack case.
The WCC members, including Revathy, had criticised AMMA and its leadership for allegedly showing 'bias' against the assaulted actress and supporting actor Dileep, the accused in the sensational case.
A platform of women actors, directors, script writers and singers of the Malayalam industry, the WCC was launched soon after the shocking actress assault incident, to ensure gender justice and safeguard women's rights in the film world.
The WCC members have been on the warpath since the actors' body had decided to reinstate prominent Dileep, who was arrested on charges of conspiracy in the actress assault case and later released on bail.