Living in the largest democracy, it is heartbreaking how women are given rape threats when they raise their opinions. Recently comedian Agrima Joshua became one such victim.
One of her old videos, where she apparently ‘poked fun’ at Shivaji’s upcoming statue in the Arabian Sea, offended a few Shiv Sena leaders in Maharashtra. The comedian not only apologized but also removed her video after Pratap Sarnaik, a Shiv Sena MLA, demanded her arrest.
I am sorry for having hurt the sentiments of the many followers of the great leader Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. My heartfelt apologies to followers of the great leader, who I sincerely respect. The video has already been taken down. Please amplify.
Just because she put across her opinion, Agrima has become a victim of various abuses and threats from people on social media. But one particular threat made by YouTuber Shubham Mishra has left many netizens angry and disgusted. Shubham recently posted a video on YouTube threatening Joshua of rape for her jokes on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Dear @NCWIndia does this concern you, we see this scumbag give open threats to a female comedian who has already apologised & taken her objectionable video down… pic.twitter.com/c7OiHf0yUl
Apparently, Shubham has over 298K subscribers on YouTube and regularly posts videos about trending topics. Recently, a particular video of him threatening Agrima Joshua received so much flak on social media, that he was left with no other choice but to take it down. But what made us celebrate this news is the fact that netizens have started a movement against the YouTuber so that his misogynistic and problematic content gets reported.
This man in the picture has openly threatened to rape my colleague in his video. Then deleted the video and said “mera yeh matlab nahi tha” . The video was saved and is doing the rounds.
The guy abusing/threatening Joshua thinks he is just making a “content”. He already has 34K followers on Insta. He is doing this for more followers. And this is because of likes of CarryMinati/HindustaniBhau. Nothing sells like abuses among ViRaL cOnTeNt mAkeRs.
Sir Instagram influencer by name Shubham Mishra/ Badass Shubham in video posted on @instagram threatened publicly 2 rape #AgrimaJoshua & has incited other men to do same. As a woman living in Maharashtra I feel unsafe that an admitted rapist is roaming free! Pls look into it ???????? https://t.co/Qx42e9932j
Talking about shivaji, he would have thrashed anyone using such derogatory remarks against women and, government don’t have anything else to do, people are dying due to virus and they would go on comedian, which now seems to be an easy target
Shubham Mishra’s description of ‘HOW HE WILL RAPE @Agrimonious‘ reminded me of the Nirbhaya gang rape n murder case. And we still wonder why India holds least rank worldwide in women’s safety ! https://t.co/OcskWbdzpS
After the reaction from social media, Mishra shared an Instagram post saying that his intention was not to give rape threats and he will further explain this in an upcoming LIVE stream.
At IFORHER, we are heartbroken that our so-called educated countrymen keep failing our women. If we are going to receive a rape threat every time we raise our voice or opinion, then dear society, you have no right to call yourself a civilized one.
P.S. Dear Indian Women, If today you don’t stand for Agrima, you may be the reason why millions of other women will be scared of raising their opinions and voices. Please don’t fail them. Don’t fail yourself.