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  Life   More Features  14 Nov 2017  Twitter divided over Ravi Shankar's comment that homosexuality is ‘tendency'

Twitter divided over Ravi Shankar's comment that homosexuality is ‘tendency'

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Nov 14, 2017, 7:49 pm IST
Updated : Nov 14, 2017, 7:52 pm IST

Sri Sri said this in response to student who asked how he should deal with ill-treatment over his sexual orientation.

Tuesday saw actress Sonam Kapoor correct him in a tweet. (Photo: AFP)
 Tuesday saw actress Sonam Kapoor correct him in a tweet. (Photo: AFP)

Another Indian leader does it again! Speaking at JNU on Monday, the well known spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that being homosexual is a ‘tendency’ that ‘may change’ later.

Sri Sri said this in response to a student who asked how he should deal with ill-treatment by his friends and family over his sexual orientation at the 13th Nehru Memorial Lecture at the prestigious university.

 

His remarks, needless to say, were not taken without a pinch of salt.

Tuesday saw actress Sonam Kapoor correct him in a tweet which read "Homosexuality is not a 'tendency' it's something you are born as and is absolutely normal. To tell someone you can change is irresponsible."

According to a story published in The Scroll, this is what Sri Sri had said, “If you stand up, nobody can insult you, but if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better. This is your tendency now...just acknowledge it, accept it, and know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I've seen many men who were gay later turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal, who are called straight people, end up being gay later in life.”

 

Alia Bhatt too tweeted her displeasure at the spiritual leader’s comments

However, not all were happy,

Ankur Bansal wrote,

While one montoo questioned the validity of news site claims,

Ashwin Patel wrote,

And Kalyani Oswal wrote that things should not be misquoted.

But there were a few who thought on similar lines,

And another tweeted,

While someone else said,

 

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