A sarcastic reply to a matrimonial ad in a leading newspaper daily escalated on social media
Graphic rape threats and a viral tweet were not what anyone had in mind when a Mysore man posted a matrimonial ad for a holier-than-thou wife.
A 37-year-old man from Mysore took to a leading newspaper daily to advertise for a wife 'strictly below 26 years of age' and who “should be a non-smoker, non-feminist, good cook, and never been married before or have any kid. Caste, creed, religion, and nationality no bar. No dowry required.".
While matrimonial ads are not an anomaly, all hell broke loose when a woman casually replied sarcastically to the posting and allegedly received rape threats in return. Here is the post:
All day today, we saw a picture of a matrimonial advertisement which was being circulated because of how disgusting it was. It was published by @TheHindu.— Maitreyee Misra (@Maitreyee_Misra) September 9, 2018
My friend decided to reply to this man to teach him a lesson on his ignorance and what she got in return is a RAPE THREAT. pic.twitter.com/oTSJ7CNXVY
A social media hunt is on for the man now, with the original tweeter saying, "Thank you for all the reposts! Please continue sharing this. Until we receive the man's identity to be able to take action against him." However, though the netizens are divided on the advertisement with some accusing the woman's friend of 'baiting' the man with a provocative mail herself, the alleged response to the woman is unanimously being booed by the Twitterati.
There is nothing wrong with the ad as such. You can't penalise a person for free choice. The response however should land him in jail.— Divya (@divya_16_) September 11, 2018
Too much interference in people's personal matters. Too much hatred in thoughts and words. None of this is smartness, or power, or anything good for that matter. All of it, including most replies, is just revolting.— Parul Sinha (@ParulSinhadel) September 11, 2018
so basically nobody taught your friend that Keechad mein patthar fenkoge toh gandagi tumhare hi muh par lagegi..— Abhishek Jain (@abhishekjain118) September 11, 2018
lol, such a cute story of a rapist industrialist and a stupid friend.
Others are asking newspapers to have more stringent requirements when it comes to posting marriage proposals with a user saying, "The Hindu must insist on aadhar card for releasing matrimonial add. Had it been done the rogue wannabe groom would not have dared to write the filth that he did."
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Last Updated Sep 19, 2018, 9:24 AM IST