Targeted by pro-Jallikattu groups for her association with animal rights group PETA which opposes the bull taming sport, actor Trisha on Saturday said she has never spoken against Jallikattu.
Some Jallikattu supporters on Friday briefly picketed the site of the shooting of Tamil film Garjanai, starring Trisha, in Sivaganga district, though the actor was not present there at that time.
Abusive text messages accompanied with images of Trisha wearing a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) T-shirt have gone viral on social media.
The actor on Saturday asked if such an attitude was in line with Tamil culture.
Supporters of Jallikattu have, while opposing the ban on the sport, maintained that it is part of their tradition.
“Disrespecting a woman and her family is Tamil culture? You should be ashamed to call urself a Tamilian or even speak about Tamil culture,” the actor said in another tweet.
Disrespecting a woman and her family is tamil culture?You should be ashamed to call urself a Tamilian or even speak about Tamil culture.— Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) January 14, 2017
“Secondly, I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point. Thank u @iam_str for making my stand clear and talking up for me as always,” she tweeted.
Secondly,I have never spoken against Jallikattu at any given point.Thank u @iam_str for making my stand clear and takin up for me as always— Trisha Krishnan (@trishtrashers) January 14, 2017
She thanked Tamil actor Simbu (@iam_str) for standing up for her. Actor Simbu had said Trisha did not know that PETA will oppose Jallikattu. He had said it will be appropriate to talk about her good work in adopting homeless street dogs.
Trisha is an animal lover and advocate of animal rights. She had appeared in PETA advertisements supporting adoption of homeless dogs.
Pls stop hurting MsTrisha.அவர்க்கும் நமக்குமுள வேற்றுமை ஊரறியட்டும் கன்னியும் வாழ நம் காளையும் வாழ வழி செய்வோம். தர்க்கம் தொடர்க நேசத்துடன்— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 14, 2017
You may choose to disagree, but be respectful when u express that difference of opinion. What happpened to @trishtrashers is not OK.— arvind swami (@thearvindswami) January 14, 2017
PETA had been opposing Jallikattu and on Friday wrote to the President and the Prime Minister arguing against any ordinance for holding the bull taming sport in the state as demanded by the state government and others.
The group has come under severe attack from Jallikattu supporters who even demanded that PETA be banned.
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