Sunny Leone & John Abraham talk about the horrifying sex crimes

 Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone debuted in Bollywood in the erotic thriller, ‘Jism 2′ and features in a raunchy item number called ‘Laila’ in soon-to-release gangster movie ‘Shootout At Wadala’. 

As India hovers around for reasons for the horrendous sex crimes, first Nirbhaya  and now the kidnap and rape of  a 5-year-old girl.  Pornography under scrutiny, some have called for the 31-year-old Sunny Leone to be jailed.  Latest event has provoked anti-porn campaigners after it was revealed that the suspects in the rape case of the five-year-old girl had watched lascivious material before committing the crime.

Our children are accessing more and more graphic and brutal videos and they are imitating them and we are suffering,” Kamlesh Vaswani, a commercial lawyer who has petitioned the Supreme Court to demand a ban, told AFP. The next hearing in the case is set for April 29.

The Information Technology Act (2000) already states that if anyone is caught publishing obscene material, they could be jailed upto 5 years.

Sunny Leone defended her dual career as a porn star and actress and disagreed with the crime having any relation to the adult material. ”Pornography is not for people who think it’s for real. It’s fantasy and it’s entertainment,” she said. “It’s complete nonsense to blame rape on adult material out there. Education starts at home. It’s mums and dads sitting with their children and teaching them what is right and wrong” she added.

Bollywood hunk John Abraham also defended her, saying those seeking to blame pornography for rapes were missing the root cause of the problem in India – social attitudes to women and a lack of education.

By banning something you’re not going to solve the problem. The world over, people have access to porn. Are there rape cases like this (of the five-year-old) that exist the world over? No. Did rape cases exist before porn came into being? Yes,” he said.

That being said, there are no talks or controversies whether violent video games cause gun crime or if gangster rap encourages anti-social behaviour.

“In terms of the larger debate, whether porn leads to violence, I don’t think anyone should have a knee-jerk reaction and say it does,” junior IT minister Milind Deora said Tuesday.

We are a liberal society and we don’t want to get into the space of censoring content”  he added.

6 thoughts on “Sunny Leone & John Abraham talk about the horrifying sex crimes

  1. On a more serious note, I do want to acknowledge all the men (and women) who have raised their voice against this hateful crime of rape. Whether taking part in public demonstrations, organizing social movements like MARD or on discussion boards, I believe our generation can see to it to bring about some positive change.

  2. It’s not up to Bollywood to set an example. Bollywood is a product and everyone has the right to accept it or not. The power lies in our wallet. As for celebrity role models, I agree with Tom that we should be setting the examples for our children. I can’t think of anything more ridiculous than Bollywood doing that job. Bollywood is not real, it is a business. What is a celebrity’s qualifications to be a real role model? How many of them have any sense of reality? Most of them are pampered babies who don’t lift a finger. They too are just products. Their are only a few big stars who didn’t have mommy and daddy in the business already, and had to work hard for what they achieved and that’s the admirable lesson…if you work hard, you will make something of your life. As for the rape comment, what do you mean by “more men are raped than women?” Who are raping these men? Women or other men? The vast majority of rape against men is committed by other men. It’s not that I don’t think women capable but the word rape means “by force”.

  3. I can’t believe that I would ever say these words but both Sunny and John are right. Porn is not to blame for rape. Men, who do not know right from wrong, are to blame for rape. And obviously, parents of boys are not doing their job of teaching their sons right from wrong. They are just over-indulging their sons thinking they have won the lottery by giving birth to a “son”. They are thinking of a future dowry coming their way. I say castrate the lot of them!

    1. Amnt, you cant blame a gender for such a serious offence. That’s like saying females are the reason behind obesity considering the fact that more women are lazier and unfit than males (those are statistics, not my facts). The people to blame are the people who commit the crimes. That’s all it comes down to. And also, if you really look into the statistics, there are more rapes done towards males than females.

      1. Dude. Are you serious? Do you even know how much of work women do? So you think earning money is hard? Live a woman’s life for a day and you will know who is lazy. Do not flaunt some generalized research facts which were conducted in controlled environment! AND. Just because men are raped more often is it okay to rape women? What is this? A game of tit for tat? Which world do you live in? Pathetic!!

        1. Good on ya! However instead of pointing out the causes for our problems, we should be setting examples for our kids. We should be teaching them right from wrong, and they deserve to have right role models to look up to, not people like Sunny. She has been so open about who she is and about her past, and the industry has just accepted it. Most kids these days have celebrity role models, and if bollywood is willingly accepting such people then i seriously wonder for our kids future.

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