Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) candidate identified as Dindigul Leoni was on the receiving end on social media after he made insensitive comments against women. Dindigul Leoni, who has been campaigning for the party in several parts of Tamil Nadu made shocking statements on women which went viral on the internet.
The candidate went on to compare the women to cows and further added that they have become “fat” by drinking milk of foreign cows. Following his insensitive remarks, he is facing the wrath of social media users as his video clip spread like wildfire on social media.
Dindigul Leoni is infamous for making disgraceful and distateful comments about women. This time, he went a step ahead and ridiculed women for their “shape and weight”.
While campaigning for the DMK, he added “women have lost their shape” and “increasingly look like a barrel”.
As per the video clip, Dindigul Leoni can be heard making these insensitive remarks and also vulgar gestures. Dindigul Leoni said, “Women are now drinking milk from foreign cows, which is the reason behind them putting on extra kilos.”
He also further added that women used to be “thin and their hips would have curves”.
As the video went viral on the internet, several users came up with their own opinions. One of the users tagged DMK leader Kanimozhi and wrote: “@KanimozhiDMK Madame please get rid of womanizers like Dindigul Leoni, Vairamuthu etc in your party before you talk about women’s safety.”
“In a cowshed, people use a milking machine for foreign cows. These days, women drink milk from foreign cows because of which they have put on weight. Those days, a woman’s hip resembled the number 8 [had curves]. When she lifted her child, the little one stayed put on the hip. But now they’ve become like a barrel because of which women cannot carry their children on their hips,” Dindigul Leoni said.
Meanwhile, Gayathri Raguramm, the president of the BJP’s Art and Culture Wing, shared the video and described it as shameful. “What a shamewhat milk does he drink? Does he know what happens to women’s body post pregnancy or during hormonal changes? @KanimozhiDMK what do you like to say to this kind of male chauvinist? Is this the respect your party people have for women (sic),” she wrote.