We all agree that sexual violence is not something to laugh about. And yet, we crack and laugh along with rape jokes. The latest in line are actor Jim Sarbh, and a little more shockingly, Kangana Ranaut.
A video has surfaced online from a Cannes after-party, where Jim Sarbh is seen delivering a joke to a small crowd. “I’d rather be raped by 12 prostitutes than touch alcohol and the Punjabi says ‘Me too, I didn’t know that was an option’,” he said. Kangana Ranaut- who had earlier protested against Salman Khan’s Sultan rape comment – is seen laughing along.
Watch the video here:
Jim said in a statement to IANS: “It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context. I do not now nor have I ever condoned any form of sexual violence. This (video) has been picked out of context without a prelude where I am actually enacting parts of a play which is a dark satire. The piece I was seen delivering in the video is about a priest blowing a very casual question completely out of proportion, condemning alcohol, prostitutes and rape all simultaneously. I personally do not find it to be about a desire to rape, or to inflict sexual violence upon another, but a subversive and comedic response to an extremely volatile sentence.”
— Dhruvesh Shah ✨ (@dhruveshshahz16) May 17, 2018
After Bashing #SalmanKhan #KanganaRanaut laughs on a rape joke by Jim Sarbh
These almost ppl…think it’s okay to joke n laugh about rape.We live in a society that teaches women to defend themselves from rape, instead of teaching men not to rape women n they laugh!
Shame on u! pic.twitter.com/CmH21MQaAg
— Samy Gioia (@SamyGioia) May 18, 2018
Video got deleted so uploading it again.
Woke queen Kangana seen laughing at a rape joke here along with Jim Sarbh. Kangana had previously called out Salman for an insensitive rape remark.pic.twitter.com/B1lpIqy0Kg
— Od (@odshek) May 15, 2018
Kangs is A+ grade hypocrite (nothing new) and this Jim Sarbh turned out to be a piece of shit. Rape jokes are not okay… stfu ..😠👎
— BANNO (@Inception700) May 15, 2018