Couturier Masaba Gupta lambasts Sabyasachi

When renowned designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, speaking at the Harvard India Conference on February 10, said that women who don’t know how to drape a saree should be ashamed of themselves, little did he know he would face such a severe backlash.

Legions of social media users have lambasted the designer for his remarks, terming them as unacceptable. “None of your business,” seems to be the consensual response of Twitterati as well. Tying up culture to whether women know how to wear saree or not has not found resonance among the designer community either.

New-generation designer Masaba Gupta, for instance, lashed out at people who put “strange badges” on women. 


Daughter of cricket legend Vivian Richards and actress Neena Gupta, Masaba spoke out against the categorization of women on the basis of their choice of apparel or drink.

“Can someone talk about how women should just wear/do/eat/drink what they like instead of constantly putting strange badges on them basis what they can’t do. Please leave us alone, in our torn jeans, chugging beer, cackling away…Or not!” Masaba said on Twitter.

Not just Sabyasachi, recently, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar also made adverse comments on women who drink beer. “I have begun to fear now, because even girls have started drinking beer. The tolerance limit is being crossed,” Parrikar said a few days back.

Masaba took on both Parikkar and Sabyasachi in her sharply-worded tweet, much to the delight of liberals on social media.

Good for you, Masaba. More power to you!


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