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People Trolling Ranveer Singh For His Androgynous Fashion Is Getting Boring Now

December 04, 2020 | by Jinal Bhatt

I’m an obsessed Ranveer Singh fan. So much that my friends gifted me a cardboard cutout standee of him for my birthday this year. And as is with any fan, it really sets me off when the object of my fangirling gets trolled incessantly on social media. But here’s the thing. Even if I weren’t a Baba ki bhakt, I’d still get pissed about it because it’s almost always the same old boring jibe at his fashion statements. Oh look, he’s wearing a skirt! Oh look, he stole wife Deepika Padukone’s shirt. Oh god, what are these neon colours he’s sporting? Most of these trolls I want to point to the back of those trucks that have those desi clapbacks written on them. What’s that one again? Uski chalti hai toh teri kyun jalti hai?

Recently, the Dil Dhadakne Do actor posted a picture on his Instagram. He’s been sporting a beard, moustache and slightly longer hair, which has been his ’83 look. And in the picture he was wearing a sports cap, these giant quirky white sunglasses that are his staple, diamond studs and a double-layered pearl necklace. Yep, the kind that you’d see on, say Veronica Lodge from Archie / Riverdale?


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So, this instantly triggered trolls. They joked that he had stolen Deepika’s necklace, that she’d be looking for her ‘mala’, that he was once again doing ‘ladkiyon wali dressing’ and the usual crap. But here’s the thing, Ranveer Singh was actually slaying it! I could wax eloquent about the ‘why’ and ‘how’, but just look at him! He rocks that stuff. In fact, Ranveer Singh has always been rocking his androgynous avatars, and honestly, the whole “stealing from our wife’s wardrobe” jokes are getting stale.


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Androgynous fashion is difficult to pull off for men, especially because rigid gender roles don’t let us process it visually and mentally. Recently, when Harry Styles posed for Vogue’s December cover in androgynous clothing, a conservative United States commentator, Candice Owens criticised the ‘feminization of men’ and urged to bring back manly men.

The whole thing turned into a sort of trend, where men across the internet, including male celebs like Misha Collins (Supernatural), posed in androgynous clothing to give it back to her.



Styles himself posted on Instagram a nice little jibe at Owens.


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The West has learnt to embrace this blurred line between what’s men’s and what’s women’s wardrobes. When someone like a Billy Porter walks the Oscars 2019 red carpet in a tuxedo gown, he makes headlines for slaying the hell out of his outfit. But back home, clothing is so rigidly associated with gender and sexual orientation, particularly for men, that it is going to be difficult to pull ’em apart.

Luckily, we’ve got actors like Ranveer Singh, who aren’t afraid to flaunt flamboyant, androgynous styles. In fact, if you ask me, I think he sometimes does it on purpose, just to trigger people and watch them squirm! So, sorry trolls. You can bray, but Ranveer Singh’s gonna ignore you and slay!


Jinal Bhatt

Sharp-tongued feminist. Proud nerd. Opinions with on-point pop-culture references about films, books, your toxic BF, the patriarchy, and the Oxford comma.

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