Sonam Kapoor lashes out at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his comment on homosexuality, says it is NOT a tendency

Sonam Kapoor lashes out at Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
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There is no dearth of Godmen in the country and what makes it worse is them making an irresponsible statement and being unapologetic about it. 

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar recently said that Homosexuality is a tendency and not permanent. 

"This is your tendency now...know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I’ve seen many men who were gay later turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal, who are called straight people, end up being gay later in life," he said while delivering a lecture at JNU.

Slamming him for his comments, Sonam Kapoor on Twitter said, "Homosexuality is not a ‘tendency’ it’s something you are born as and is absolutely NORMAL. To tell someone you can change is irresponsible."

Sonam has always been known for standing up for what she feels is right and doesn't mince her words about it. 

In a series of tweets, Sonam wrote, "WTF is wrong with god men, if you want to learn something about Hinduism and culture it’s better to follow @HindolSengupta & @devduttmyth."

Sonam Kapoor recently wrapped up shooting for Veerey De Wedding which will see her sharing screen space with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. 

Comments

Nepotism breeds super entitled clueless high school drop outs .

Sonam is right, can't believe the number of ignorant response in this post.

I think that the tendency that Sr Sri Raveshankar is referring to is Bisexuality.
However, I do know people who showed interest in fellow men but after experimenting went back to women. So yes, people might experiment at some stage with their sexuality.

just because u dont agree with her does not mean she is a "dumb woman". actresses have as much right as anyone to give an opinion. anyway, this whole nature vs nurture is a very old argument, you're not saying anything new. she is objecting to this "fluidity"/"reconversion" point. understand first and then argue. and so pls stop bullying her. pv pls post, dont be biased

Sonam, know your facts about sexual orientation and gender preference. Standing up for something right, what nonsense! I personally know some friends who turned homosexual later in life. What he said is not correct, but what Sonam is saying is also not true. People change their preferences back and forth, it’s actually human tendency.

I have had similar observations & agree with you completely. Sonam, as we all know, is a pretty unintelligent woman who doesn't know that it is better to think before speaking out anything ..

LGTBQ rights are very important however I find sonam is looking for a cause to be in news and not doing much in terms of grassroots work (aka Arundhati etc) it would be nice if KJo came out of closet when you are in such position of power you can be a great role model esp for younger ones or adults who are scared to come out in open in Indian society where they might be quickly judged ! Sonam has never spoken from a place of intellect but more reactionary on topical things !

Sonam. I give you an open challenge to debate the topic of 'Where does homosexuality originate from' or what it is or how it develops in a human being. Trust me, you'll regret being utterly destroyed when I use all the scientific, psychological, environmental and all the other factors to burst your bubble of idiocy. Don't forget that intelligent conversation is not your forte.

Why don't you go ahead and enlighten us, idiot.

It is impossible to talk about scientific, anthropological, sociological, psychological phenomenas (or something academic with airheads like Sonam and her fans.

I’m a big follower of Sri Sri and for the first time in my life, i actually think Sonam is right. Does she have to be so rude tho, it’s like she doesn’t know how to speak with manners.

STop faking. If you were a big follower of Sri Sri you would’ve listened to whole conversation about the issue and understood the fact that he was speaking in favour for the Community and not against it as per the twisted troll scroll version.

She Always want to make a statement, but you don't have to do that all the time!

Gay people should be thrown out of India. #SwachhBharatAbhiyan

You should be thrown out of India !

People that practice homosexuality are just down right repulsive and you all know it!

This website allows homophobic, racist, regressive comments to be quickly posted.

The amount of pro-homosexuality comments on the comment section, I am appalled.

Silence, queer!

The double standard here is strong. These conscious citizens, the numerous times when Soanm's statements are misquoted as click bait, how many of you try to find the actual statement. Pot calling the kettle black eh! When people just quote her out of context, how many of you find the truth, you call her whatever you like then. Even now, you guys are doing the same thing. And those asking Sonam to out her gay friends, shame on you for not realizing that supporting LGBT rights does not mean outing them. At least she supports them out in the open. How many of the Khan's openly support them. They are too busy being politically correct. You're personal feelings aside, a whole lot of people in the country think being gay or lesbian is a lifestyle or curable disease. That mindset needs to change.

Whatever. Gay people are filthy and disgusting

So are u:)

Yes they r! Lets burn all of them!

First burn urself:)

Very good Sonam Kapoor.

Don't like biases and racism in the society

It is a tendency if you are just a pervert who would enter any kind of hole

How stupid SONAM...NO ONE IS BORN GAY, IN FACT NO ONE IS BORN STRAIGHT..PEOPLE GROW UP AND FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO...HAVING SAD THAT, THE GUY SAID THAT YOU CAN BE GAY AND REALIZE YOU ARE ACTUALLY STRAIGHT AND HE ALSO SAID THAT YOU CAN BE STRAIGHT AND LATER REALIZE YOU ARE GAY...nothing wrong with what he said...BY SAYING YOU CAN CHANGE...HE IS TRYING TO SAY...YOU CAN REALIZE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SEX THAT U WERE ATTRACTED TO BEFORE ...

Have you ever seen a straight man kiss another man? or be attracted to another man? Stop being an idiot and please don't spread it around. You clearly don't know any gay people to know better. If you are straight why don't you try sleeping with the same sex? and see how that feels. You are trying to say that a straight man chooses to sleep with another man and wants to make his life difficult for him in society and world? Writing everything in caps doesn't mean you are not stupid.

How stupid SONAM...NO ONE IS BORN GAY, IN FACT NO ONE IS BORN STRAIGHT..PEOPLE GROW UP AND FIND OUT WHO THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO...HAVING SAD THAT, THE GUY SAID THAT YOU CAN BE GAY AND REALIZE YOU ARE ACTUALLY STRAIGHT AND HE ALSO SAID THAT YOU CAN BE STRAIGHT AND LATER REALIZE YOU ARE GAY...nothing wrong with what he said...BY SAYING YOU CAN CHANGE...HE IS TRYING TO SAY...YOU CAN REALIZE YOU ARE ATTRACTED TO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SEX THAT U WERE ATTRACTED TO BEFORE ...

Please. We may be better than "other cultures" but we are still lagging behind 1000 years when it comes to gay and human rights. Why do we insist on comparing ourselves to medieval societies in the Middle East to make ourselves feel superior? How about using west as the benchmark? Look at the respect given to all citizens. We'll never do that right? Because that would require serious introspection on our part as a nation. Sonam is right. Pls stop bullying her. PV pls post.

If the fashionista gets some time to research homosexuality is only partly genetic...major contributor are surroundings

Ughh how about convincing your 2 face friend KJO to come out and raise awareness ! It’s always easy to fight for a cause when it’s not your own! I do agree that it’s almost fashionable to support LGBTQ community however India has bigger and more complexes problems so if our bird brain here knew how to triage she would actually be doing something about the basics first like the poverty child labour environment etc in India !

Sonam should get mad at religions that push gay men from buildings and kill them. You have to understand Sonam compared to other religions, Sri Sri statement is mild. It might not be progressive but you have to give him credit for not blasting the guy in front of the stage for being gay which is a natural born thing.

Religious people are slowly moving with the times and realizing what's the Correct way to speak about homosexuality. Compared to others though his answer is quite progressive. Of course as another poster said he was tolerant and open and said it was fluid. You cut and paste and got angry. Whatever

Sonam just love attention? She cant act. waste money on fashion.

Dont really care what this stupid celebs say...it is now a fashion statement in India to be called gay or whatever..a faggot is faggot dont care how you put it.

Ravi Shankar is one person who has actually supported gay men and criticized Article 377. Actually he is not wrong; one who is leading a straight lifestyle might change to homosexuality. Our office manager was married and she just came out as a lesbian. And my classmate was gay (that’s what we all thought); but he got married and now have kids. I think it’s just a discovery about yourself. And discovery might change. Nothing is permanent. She makes no sense

Ummm he never actually said that. Only Sonam can twist and misinterpret words because she probably does not comprehend complex sentences. I have married gay couples in my family/in laws family so thanks for the support but first read/understand what he said then go out tweeting.

Lol miss gyan kapoor thinks one is born as gay lmao no you are not born gay.. sexuality hits when you go through puberty.. no wonder she became hopeless actress she's too dumb for anything else

Its still pre-determined. Idiot.

Sonam...you should read, listen, understand, and comprehend before you make any allegations especially about a well-respected person. You may not want to limit criticism to one religion..makes you look like a coward and a hypocrite.

what BS about a well respected person? What she said about homosexuality is something you are born with is absolutely true. At this rate homosexuals in India should feel like how americans in America were scared for their lives in the 50s and 60s.

stupid bimbo didn't even understand what it was about and lashed out...and lil bimbo Alia had to follow....this people, is why education is very important.

this is the problem, never think before you say something. first research

I hope u are talking about Ravi Shankar

Props to Sonam for daring to disagree openly with a God-man . What is it with these religious types who are so ignorant? Scary.

agree with her..all these sadhus,sants&cults..should not be put on a pedestal..homos,trans ppl etc were all created by god &unless he comes&says that's it's wrong who are we to judge.

these groups also should not be put on pedestal

that's my girl! not afraid to speak her mind.. classy and doesnt go around attaching herself in a relationship with multiple men to gain sympathy.. you go girl!

small Correction- multiple married men and then stalk them later.

she has a right to her opinion

there is a free speech one can speak

Sri Sri was at a Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi on Monday to deliver the 13th Nehru Memorial Lecture when a student asked him what he should do to get his friends and family from mistreating him due to his homosexuality. Sri Sri told him, at first, to not bother about what others thoughts of him, “You treat yourself better, doesn’t matter how others treat you. You don’t think you are sick or something is wrong with you,” he said. “If you stand up, nobody can insult you, but...if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better,” he added.

This is Sri 's statement in entirety & there are no homophobic overtones here . Hinduism points out that nothing in life is permanent & sexuality can be a fluid thing which's precisely what the man says. Both Sonam & Alia Bhatt (who has shared Sonam's tweet with "OMG kinda moment !" ) should read or hear the entire story before talking . I do agree with the anonymous writer below who points out that plenty of people are forced into heterosexual marriages & come out later .

Sri Sri was at a Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi on Monday to deliver the 13th Nehru Memorial Lecture when a student asked him what he should do to get his friends and family from mistreating him due to his homosexuality. Sri Sri told him to not bother about what others thoughts of him, “You treat yourself better, doesn’t matter how others treat you. You don’t think you are sick or something is wrong with you,” he said. “If you stand up, nobody can insult you, but...if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better,” he added.

This is his statement & is not a homophobic comment . Hinduism believes that nothing in life is permanent , sexuality can be very fluid which is basically the rest of what he said. Both Sonam & Alia (who shared Sonam's statement as an ''OMG kinda moment '') should hear it out in entirety . I do agree with the anonymous writer below who said that plenty of young men are forced into heterosexual marriages & come out much later in life.

Are you claiming that the article made up the quote attributed to him ???

Sri definitely did say that , but his response needs to be read in it's entirety (Source : Hindustan Times ) to understand the point he was trying to make - not in bits and pieces which can distort it's meaning . When you read only what's been published here , he sounds very dismissive & ignorant which's not the case .

That bit that he said was still wrong. He still referred to homosexuality as a changeable tendency. Maybe he is referring to bisexuals, but he should be more specific. Sonam is right and he is wrong.

Sonam is not claiming that Sri Sri ji said that homosexuality is wrong. She is objecting to the claim that being gay is "reversible" or fluid. This is an idea that is deeply offensive to the gay community. i was born this way, I will not change or "convert" throughout my lifetime as he seems to think. PV pls post.

Wrong. That Anand Ahuja dude definitely would've turned gay after dating Sonam.

Sonam is a bully herself...and all this privileged rich people care about is homosexuality and feminism just to be free to do whatever they want or to show how open they are...but they will never stand up for the poor or human rights...all the luxury that living in is made through slavery...designer clothes,diamonds,even chocolate...add to that promoting a places like Dubai...
pls post pv don't be biased...

Are there not poor people who are also gay? Why are you making it a rich people issue.

Most designer clothes are made by artisans that are paid very well. Its the fast fashion thats made by slaves. And diamonds and chocolate can be fair trade as well

Thank god atleast she stood up

Thank you for your support Sonam but he never said those words. He never said homosexuality is a tendency. He only said you don't need to look for people's approval and that is when gay people lead straight lives out of peer pressure. Next time do some research before calling someone a moron. Also, he isn't a god man. He teaches yoga, meditation and spirituality. None of these things have anything to do with religion. Thanks for being an ally though.

Sri Sri Never said that, scroll just twisted his words to make a headline..
Moron Sonam and all supporting her should first read the whole of his speech and then comment. He said that there is nothing wrong in being homosexual, apart from many other things to make them feel a part of society.

What about bisexuals? Are they also born with it?

sonam is wonderful when it comes to courageously speaking out. she has "more balls" than anyone else in the industry

Please stop using male anatomy to praise women. Btw, balls are super weak and men double over with pain at the slightest hit to the balls.

Bravo Sonam

are ooooOOOO ravi shankar, straight men don't turn gay, they already were.. they lied, got married, had kids and when they couldn't take it anymore they start living their trusth.. and the gays who turned straight, they are probably bisexuals......thank god i don't look up to anybody in this world for inspiration..... People.. be independent, in your Life as well as your Thoughts...

Sonam just wants publicity now because she knows right now all are talking about Deepika and even her movie in news because of Kareena Kapoor only.

She has constantly supported LGBT community. Her twiiter feed has enough evidence for that kindly grow up.

Sonam does make sense here.

Sonam may not be the best actress but have to appreciate her for having the courage to voice her opinion, especially when anything and everything you say may be misconstrued and taken offence to these days!

This is where education helps, Sri Sri never said that, it was contradicted instantly on Twitter, Scroll has the habit of twisting headlines, But attention seeker morons like Sonam Kapoor won't even bother to read the entire story and tweet rubbish and backed by the dumb Alia, Someone rightly said film stars have very low IQ and knowledge.

U can’t expect everyone on earth to understand gay life style. Even though it’s prevalent in the west, even red indians don’t agree with it. I am totally in support of LGBT community. But wanting our previous gen to understand it is not fair.

respect sonam i am your fan now xxx

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