Suchitra Krishnamoorthi slams Wendell Rodricks over his post about Priyanka Chopra's Grammys dress

Published: Jan 28, 2020, 14:12 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks shared a social media post about Priyanka Chopra's Grammy Awards dress. The post didn't sit well with singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Priyanka Chopra with her sisters-in-law at the 2020 Grammys
Priyanka Chopra with her sisters-in-law at the 2020 Grammys

Priyanka Chopra's Grammy Awards dress made headlines across the world for its chicness and sexiness. PeeCee looked gorgeous in it and powerful too as the global icon wasn't afraid to carry off the revealing outfit with elan. 

Of course, there were some who didn't appreciate the outfit as much and took to social media to express their thoughts. Fashion designer Wendell Rodricks too shared his thoughts on Instagram. He shared a photo of Priyanka in her Grammys dress and wrote, "@priyankachopra nailed it at the Grammys 2020. Truly the bold and beautiful in this @ralphandrusso couture fringed gown where the neckline goes all the way from LA to Cuba. Love it"

Singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi was quite upset with Rodricks' unwarranted comment and shared a lengthy note on how it's not okay to body shame anyone. She wrote, "Was so upset to see this post on insta by Wendel Rodrigues who's work I otherwise have a modicum of respect for. I think the fact that Priyanka is not trying to hide her belly with her clutch is what makes this pic so beautiful."

 
 
 
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Was so upset to see this post on insta by Wendel Rodrigues who's work I otherwise have a modicum of respect for I think the fact that Priyanka is not trying to hide her belly with her clutch is what makes this pic so beautiful. Makes her the rockstar she is. Her confidence an inspiration to every woman Women have been so enslaven by men's opinion of how women should look this photograph of Priyanka to me at the world's most publicized event is the height of liberation. You go girl and keep rocking it. I was never a fan of the lady but this pic has surely made me one So dear men. We are not ur pre pubescent hipless perverted fantasy or your teenage gay boy flat chested contortion. We are real women, we have breasts, we have fat we have water retention and we rock and roll Because ...we are finally allowing ourselves as God intended us to be. Not how men fantasized us to be. We are flesh and blood and and glorious rolls of it. It gets even more beautiful when we have babies and the rolls grow - in direct adverse proportion to the dark areas in your primitive brain So dear ugly men get this. We are not our bodies We are our abilities. We are our talent. We are our own rock stars Would anybody have dared comment on a mans belly or appearance like this? God knows we see grotesque images of them everyday and all the time More power to you #PriyankaChopra. I'm going to flash my flabby baby stretch marks with confidence tomorow thanks to you. And may every girl and woman in the world grow your confidence too . Bless you ❤️

A post shared by Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrapublic) onJan 27, 2020 at 10:10am PST

What one wears is fully the concern of the person wearing it. No one can judge someone on their clothes or expect them to dress up a certain way just to safeguard someone's sensibilities. Suchitra put her point across quite powerfully.

Wendell Rodricks, however, didn't take this lying down. While he said he was being sarcastic before, he later responded with a scathing response of his own. He wrote, "For all those that said some really nasty things about me body shaming, here is my retort. Did I say anything about her body? No. Many women did. I just said the dress was wrong for her despite it being couture. It was more dress shaming than body shaming..."

 
 
 
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For all those that said some really nasty things about me body shaming, here is my retort. Did I say anything about her body? No. Many women did. I just said the dress was wrong for her despite it being couture. It was more dress shaming than body shaming. Stop this sermon from high and read the post before you speak. There is an age to wear some clothes. Men with huge bellies should not wear tight T shirts. Same with women who wear minis past a certain age. If you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it. I stopped wearing Bermudas as I have a few varicose veins. Don’t make every issue body shaming, sexist or whatever. Or you can be false and fake resorting to being politically correct and not be truthful. If you don’t like my posts unfriend me.

A post shared by Wendell Rodricks (@wendellrodricks) onJan 28, 2020 at 12:58am PST

The designer also said, "There is an age to wear some clothes. Men with huge bellies should not wear tight T-shirts. Same with women who wear minis past a certain age. If you don't have it, don't flaunt it. I stopped wearing Bermudas as I have a few varicose veins. Don't make every issue body shaming, sexist or whatever."

We wonder if Suchitra will fire back. We also do wonder if and when judgements over women's clothes will finally end.

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