‘Meaning of sexy has undergone a change’
Bhopal: National Commission for Women (NCW) Chairperson Mamta Sharma whose remark that the word "sexy" should not be taken in a negative connotation had sparked a controversy, today said that she stood by her statement on the issue.
"I have not withdrawn my statement and I stood by it. With time the meaning of such words also changes," Sharma told reporters when asked on the issue.
She was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a programme organised by an NGO here.
When further pressed on the issue, Sharma retorted by asking mediapersons whether they agree with the kind of vulgar content being shown on television these days.
"Today nobody can watch television programmes at home with his/her family, but nobody said anything about it," she said.
When asked whether she supports West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who recently appealed people to not watch news on television, Sharma said she did not endorse the chief minister`s announcement of launching a news channel and a newspaper.
The NCW chief had drawn the ire of women`s rights activists over her remark at a function in Jaipur in February that the word "sexy" meant "beautiful and charming" and should not be taken in a negative sense.
"I was positive in my approach so I said that. One should take it in a positive sense," she said.
However, when reporters tried to corner her on her argument, she virtually ended the press conference at that point and got up.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Turkey has the right to defend its airspace, says Obama
- J&K: Terrorists attack Army camp at Tangdhar near LoC
- Proud to be an Indian, no plans to leave the country, says Aamir Khan
- Rahul Gandhi's embarrassment in front of Bengaluru college students
- Panel discussion on Aamir Khan's ignorance on Kashmiri Pandits
- Intolerance issue: Proud to be Indian, won't leave country, says Aamir Khan
- Watch: Chicago cop shoots a 17-year-old black man 16 times
- Army camp attacked in J&K's Kupwara; three JeM terrorists, one civilian killed
- WATCH: Rahul Gandhi asks 'Is Swachh Bharat working', Mount Carmel girls yell 'Yessss'
- Aamir Khan's 12-day mystery: From lauding Modi's 'positive India' to dubbing India as 'intolerant'