Uorfi Javed has been a part of the Indian television sphere since 2016 but has recently taken the internet by storm with her unusual and unorthodox sense of dressing.

While a few are appreciative of her unfamiliar take on fashion, many have taken it upon themselves to be the moral police and constantly remind her that her dressing sense goes beyond the cultural norms of the country.

Yet, it cannot be denied that Javed isn’t the first celebrity to make a name for herself by showing skin. The Kardashian sisters do not shy away from posing nude for the camera, indoors or outdoors.

Singers and performers like Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, and many more appear to be scantily dressed in their music videos. Now the question arises: what gives them such a huge fan following in the country yet makes Uorfi Javed so hated?

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India and Its Hypocrisy

When did Indian culture become so conservative and non-inclusive? What Indians now believe to be a cultural sense of decorum and modesty is in reality a hand-me-down from the British Raj.

Indian women, before the British invasion, are depicted to be minimally dressed. They would often drape themselves with just a saree and there was no concept of a blouse. Or, women have been represented to wear skirts which would hang till their knees, with their waste bare.

The upper part of the body would be covered with jewelry and not clothes.

How then, does Uorfi Javed become a target for hatred which has escalated so much that she is now also receiving death threats? This is not even the first time that an Indian woman has dared to put herself on social platforms in an uncovered state.

Indian celebrities can be seen wearing scanty clothes in award shows, red carpets, movies, music videos, and even on their social media handles. One may think that Uorfi Javed is more targeted because of her lower social standing in terms of popularity. Her comparative ease of accessibility makes her more vulnerable to the Indian masses.

Some people may now argue that the new generations have no sense of shame and modesty. Let me then remind them of Mandakini in Ram Teri Ganga Maili, a movie that dates as far back as 1985.

Or this picture of Zeenat Aman from Satyam Shivam Sundaram, which she herself shared on her Instagram.

What Can Be Done?

Sadly, no solution seems to be in sight to curb the hate being thrown at Uorfi Javed. People need to understand on their own that India is a free country and that Javed is not harming anyone by her choice of clothes (or lack thereof).

Had she been forcing other people to dress the same, that would have been a problem well worth addressing.

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Sources: Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, BBC

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