While Bigg Boss has always been a headline-making reality show in India, it’s safe to say that this season of the show has induced a lot of criticism. With problematic contestants such as MeToo accused Sajid Khan, MC Stan, and Shalin Bhanot of being on the list of contestants. Last night was a night of surprise open nominations for Bigg Boss where people named who they would like to be eliminated from the show and a few contestants named Sajid. My question is, why aren’t most contestants doing the same?
Last night, in a round of surprise nominations, Sajid Khan was nominated by Tina Dutta, Priyanka Deshpande, Archana Pradhan, Sumbul Touqeer Khan, and ironically enough, Shalin Bhanot. While the other contestants were naming each other in the nominations, I couldn’t help but wonder if these petty grudges were more important than calling out a man that has been accused of sexual abuse by 9 women during the MeToo movement.
Has anybody else tweeted about how absolutely problematic it is to have a contestant like Sajid Khan on Bigg Boss? Have they forgotten the allegations leveled on him by multiple women. Please tell me again how sexual harassment claims destroy men or their careers? Please
— Chandana Arval (@ChandanaArval) October 1, 2022
The fact that no female contestants spoke against being locked in a house with 3 men who have a history of assaulting women but even female ex-contestants publicly showed Sajid Khan’s support makes me sick. Matlab chal kya raha hai? Do we have no regard for the women he affected? What disgusts me further is that Farah Khan, a woman herself, suggested that he go on the show so that people can see his real self!
Sajid Khan had NINE allegations of sexual harrasment.
He should've been in jail by now. But guess what?
He's one of the contestants in Bigg Boss and directing a big budget film starring John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh.
— cringe cinema lover (@IndieKnopfler) October 2, 2022
Sajid Khan, accused of sexual harassment n obscene behaviour with many women,is being allowed to redeem his image by participating on Bigg Boss,n believe that no matter what harm u cause U can be celebrated n get away.We can't let this happen.U KNOW WHAT TO DO SIMPLY BOYCOTT
— Raj s (@ChowkidarSaluja) October 3, 2022
And can we just return back to the number of people who were nominated for Sajid and MC Stan? Two men who have some heinous and grave allegations! Stan was nominated by Manya Singh, Ankit Gupta, Archana Pradhan, and Gautam Vig. Out of 18 contestants, only 8 wanted to nominate these 2 problematic men. And that too not because of the accusations, as far as I know. All of them had reasons other than the glaring elephant in the room. So why are these men still getting publicity despite the allegations against them? And why are we expected to be ignorant of this very public information?