Political incorrectness is a term you would usually associate with the likes of Rakhi Sawant and Kamal R Khan but Bollywood’s very own Bipasha Basu recently had a massive foot-in-the-mouth moment during an interview with Stardust magazine. The reporter asked her a very silly question – “Have you ever been hit on by lesbians? How do you manage such uncalled for situations in life?”
Bipasha’s reply was even more shocking. She said, “Yes, I have been propositioned. For Valentine’s Day, one lesbian had bought me a Diamond necklace. She was in love with me. I freaked out. I was so scared, I started crying. I was really young. Even now in parties, when I notice people coming towards me and dancing strangely, I just push them and run away. I am still petrified.”
We understand that every person is entitled to have a personal opinion on such matters but Bips needs to realize that her celebrity status makes her an opinion leader in the eyes of the public. Such wayward statements could very well incite negativity towards the LGBT community. Even on the face of it, there seems to be nothing ‘petrifying’ about Bipasha’s experience. She was simply propositioned by a lesbian, millions of women around the world are subjected to a lot worse by men.
In any case, Twitteratti are naturally fuming over Bipasha’s statement with quite a few hilarious reactions coming up. Rohan Joshi from AIB tweeted, “Bipasha Basu is scared of lesbians? Why? Does she think one of them will offer her a good script?”
We sincerely hope Bipasha is able to change her viewpoint on the issue soon or at least learns how to filter the information she gives out in interviews. Because this is exactly the kind of stuff that earns you a bad reputation as a celebrity.