And the sexist song of the year goes to “ Bol na Aunty Aau kya ” which reeks of misogyny
Gone are the days when music was considered as something “pleasant to the ears”, we are now living in a world where the popular music will eventually lead to blood coming out of your ears.
WELCOME TO 2017: The year where we witnessed the advent of the likes of Dhinchak Pooja and a new addition to the list: “Omprakash Mishra”- a self proclaimed “rapper” whose recent video includes him adorned with several chains lip syncing (and that too incorrectly) to lyrics which go something like this:
“Dekh ke javani teri jhatka meinu lagta hai, neeche wala dekh mera salute tenu karta hai”
“Teri to ghanti bajana aauntie meine thani hai, night me ye dekh meinu sot lagani hai”
“Na kahu to dekh tu lalachati hai, kehti tu ye khol dena chocobaar chusna hai, jawani ka sara maja dekh mujhe lutna hai, din me 10 baar dekh mujhko marwana.”
And if this wasn’t enough, a Facebook page called “ShitIndiansSay” created an event inviting people to gather and shout “Bol na Aunty Aau Kya” in CP – which was feigned away by many as a joke before the nightmare actually came true with people coming in groups and claiming themselves to be “fans” of the above mentioned Cringe-pop ”star”. A similar event was organized in Mumbai and Jaipur too.
The popularity of such songs which are written in the wake of sexism is definitely a reason to worry about because it has failed us as a generation, it’s an evidence enough of the fact that we still continue to take sexism in light note and love to casually set it aside instead of raising an alarm against this. Declaring it to be a “fun event” is not an excuse since we are eventually becoming perpetrators of prejudice against women.
A quick sneak peek into facebook page of Omprakash Mishra tells us that there are people who consider him to be a “blessed” artist who has stood up against stars with artistic background. (Seriously?) Maybe, I need to check the dictionary for the meaning of the artist.
Setting this event aside by giving the excuse of “freedom of speech” is laughable because freedom of speech comes with a sense of responsibility.
If for a large section of the society the song is catchy, then we need to introspect that where, we as a generation are going wrong? Shit is created by a random teen and uploaded on youtube because he wants attention and the next day it becomes the internet sensation, where does the “intellectual” in us go when we actually need it to be put to work.
Omprakash Mishra has received enough of his “moments of fame” which began with his auditions in Indian Idol where he was brutally ridiculed and thrown out by Anu Malik and Farah Khan and hopefully should end with this video, but where is the guarantee that we won’t have more Omprakash Mishras and Dhinchak Poojas springing up in the future?
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