Kangana Ranaut recently took to Twitter to share a series of pictures of herself wearing ripped jeans. The actress then told netizens that they should only wear them if their “coolness quotient” is similar to hers. Taking a dig at people wearing ripped jeans, she said that most young people look like ‘homeless beggar(s)’ who have not been given their allowance by their parents.
She wrote, “If you want to wear ripped jeans make sure coolness quotient is of this magnitude as in these pics, so that it looks like your style not your state a homeless beggar who hasn’t got allowance from parents this month, most young people look like that these days #RippedJeansTwitter.”
If you want to wear ripped jeans make sure coolness quotient is of this magnitude as in these pics, so that it looks like your style not your state a homeless beggar who hasn’t got allowance from parents this month, most young people look like that these days #RippedJeansTwitter pic.twitter.com/hc14cLxQDE— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) March 18, 2021
The #RippedJeansTwitter started trending online on Wednesday after Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat said that women who wear ripped jeans set a ‘bad example.’ Speaking at an anti-substance abuse workshop organised by the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights in Dehradun, Rawat said, “Showing bare knees by wearing ripped jeans just to look like rich kids is the value given now which is just a race towards westernisation when the Western world today is following us. Ripped jeans pave the way for societal breakdown and is a bad example parents set for children.”
He further gave an example of an NGO owner who wore ripped jeans, “If this kind of woman goes out in the society to meet people and solve their problems, what kind of message are we giving out to society, to our kids? It all starts at home. What we do, our kids follow. A child who is taught the right culture at home, no matter how modern he becomes, will never fail in life.”
Rawat has received flak from people, especially women for his statements. Hundreds of women trended the hashtag and shared their own pictures in ripped jeans.
Previously, Amitabh Bachchan’s granddaughter Navya Naveli Nanda took to Instagram Stories to protest against the Uttarakhand CM’s statements. “Change your mentality before changing our clothes. because the only thing shocking here is the message comments like this send to society,” she wrote. Sharing a picture of herself in ripped jeans, she said, “I’ll wear my ripped jeans. Thank you. And I’ll wear them proudly.”