Naaz Patel, whose Andheri-based NGO helps senior citizens abandoned by their family, has become the talk of the town, with social media users posting memes on her
Naaz Ekta Patel had filed a complaint stating that the logo shows a naked woman
What is offensive?” “Your mind is filthy, you need to educate yourself.” Social activist Naaz Ekta Patel has been receiving such messages since Myntra changed its logo following her complaint to the cyber police. She has now become the target of trolls on social media platforms. Patel said she has also been receiving abusive messages on her mobile phone.
Patel, whose Andheri-based NGO helps senior citizens abandoned by their family, has become the talk of the town, with social media users posting memes on her. She had filed a complaint stating that the logo shows a naked woman. “For three years I raised this complaint on various forums. Before me, several other people commented about it. When I got to know about the logo, I spoke to various women in my locality who also found it offensive. I showed it my doctor who said this looked like the delivery position and she, too, found it offensive. Hence, I sent a legal notice to Myntra through my lawyer, but they didn’t respond. Then I filed a written complaint with the cyber cell of the Mumbai police,” Patel told mid-day.
“Now, I feel like I have committed some crime with the way people are trolling and abusing me, not only on social media, but my team and I are receiving messages on our mobile numbers which are on our website. Before judging us, people should do the kind of work we are doing,” she said.
“It was just that I found it offensive... and Myntra has now made the necessary changes and I am thankful to them. The logo was offensive and that is why they changed it,” Patel added. One of the Twitter users targeted Patel, stating that she needs medical attention.
“Woman who is filing this complaint, needs a psychiatrist, (those tests where they ask what you see?) someone should file a complaint that such people need medical attention, who knows what she will do next to get attention and create drama, such people can be a danger to society,” tweeted @rahuljaitley.