Twitter schools Kareena Kapoor on feminism with memes after her ‘I am not a feminist’ comment
Twitter is not pleased by Kareena Kapoor’s ignorant comment on believing in equality but refraining from calling herself a feminist.bollywood Updated: May 24, 2018 18:25 IST
Kareena Kapoor Khan really dug herself into a deep hole with her recent comment about feminism. Like so many people before her, she too decided to not look up the definition of feminism before making a controversial statement- that while she believes in equality between men and women, she is not a feminist.
As expected, her comments have not pleased people on Twitter who are now schooling her in Feminism 101. “Being a feminist is all about equality. Being a feminist means you recognise both male and female rights are equal including LGTB. I am extremely confused by this statement made by Kareena Kapoor,” wrote Twitter user @RupinderKW. “It’s 2018 and we have a Kareena Kapoor say, ‘I believe in equality of genders, but I am not a feminist’. How long before women in positions of influence educate themselves? Is that really too much to ask!,” wrote @veryshrued.
Apart from those disappointed by her statements, there were also a few who took the opportunity to crack jokes at Kareena’s expense. “Maybe in one of her next interviews Kareena Kapoor will say, ‘I believe I practice acting as a profession, but I won’t say I’m an actor’,” wrote Twitter user @anushcant. This prototype tweet then soon became a meme. Here are a few samples:
I'm not Hulk. I just like to turn green and smash things.— Urmi Bhattacheryya (@UBhattacheryya) May 23, 2018
I'm not human, I'm Homo Sapien.— Khemta H. Jose (@khemtajose) May 23, 2018
I'm not an animal lover, I just really, really, really like animals!— Khemta H. Jose (@khemtajose) May 23, 2018
I'm not an activist, I just campaign for change!
I'm not a vegetarian, I just only eat vegetables!
I am not a vegetarian but I am an animal rights activist.— Garvita Khybri (@GarvitaKhybri) May 23, 2018
I'm a feminist, Bollywood movies are not misogynistic.— Meghnad Bose (@MeghnadBose93) May 23, 2018
Others used their full tweet character count to explain to Kareena the simple meaning of feminism. It’s demanding equality for all people, irrespective of their gender. Just what Kareena said she believes in, suffixed by the exact opposite.
Kareena was talking at a promotional event for her upcoming film, Veere Di Wedding, when she made the statement. When asked what her idea of feminism was, the 37-year-old actor said she considers herself a human being first.
“I believe in equality. I am not a feminist, I am a woman. And above all I am a human being. I am as proud as I am as Saif Ali Khan’s wife than as a Kareena Kapoor,” she told reporters.Which promoted responses like these on Twitter...
Lol Kareena Kapoor Khan's "I'm not a feminist, I'm a woman & I believe in equality" is exactly what's wrong in understanding the concept of feminism. It's not an anti-men, parade, bro. Chill tf out.— Samreen (@BeingFeline) May 23, 2018
Saif doesn't know what eugenics means. Kareena doesn't know what feminism means. Raam milaye Jodi hai.— कच्चा पापड़ (@lazybutterfly17) May 24, 2018
Disappointed by Kareena Kapoor making an ignorant statement like that, but even more disappointed that her's is *not* an unpopular opinion. I know far too many women who think along similar lines, including colleagues and family.— manvi (@ObiWanManobi) May 24, 2018
"TAIMUR WAS DAMN PISSED AT WHAT HIS MUMMA SAID. CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE".— Samosa Joe (@AkriPasta) May 24, 2018
And finally, this:
you know what kareena, eat poo. pic.twitter.com/gLOAFjRldP— Nirali Shah (@nirali_ss) May 23, 2018
Of course, Kareena is not the only female actor in the country (or outside it) to make such a statement.Madhuri Dixit, Parineeti Chopra, Katrina Kaif have all said similar things and so have Meryl Streep, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Madonna and more.
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First Published: May 24, 2018 18:23 IST