Anchor Dindigul I Leoni made insensitive comments against women while campaigning for DMK candidate Karthikeya Sivasenapathy in Coimbatore. He compared them to cows and said that women have become fat by drinking foreign cows' milk.
"There are different types of cows, and then there are foreign cows, whom you have to milk using machinery. They can provide up to 40 litres of milk. Our ladies have become fat drinking this milk," Leoni can be heard saying in a video that went viral on social media.
He said that women had lost their shape. He added that earlier, women used to carry their children by their waist due to a specific body type. He then went on to say that women used to be 'thin and their hips would have curves.'
They 'no longer have figure 8' and increasingly have become like barrels, Leoni added.
"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. When she lifted her child, they stayed put on the hip. But now they've become like barrels because of which they cannot carry their children on their hips," Leoni said.
The DMK candidate faced netizens' wrath after the video clip of his speech went viral on social media for deriding women for their shape and weight. Several politicians took to Twitter retweeting the video and terming it as 'shameful.'
This is not the first time any politician has made outrageous comments on their women colleagues or women in general. At the time Leoni's video went viral, a recent video of West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh went viral too, commenting on Trinamool Congress leader Mamta Banerjee's saree.
Ghosh made fun of Banerjee for lifting her saree up to show off her bandaged foot. Besides, he questioned who wore a saree in such a manner, and one would rather wear a Bermuda.
"What kind of saree is she wearing, which covers one leg and shows the other? If you want to put out your leg, why saree, wear a Bermuda, it can be seen," Ghosh can be heard saying in the video.
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