Parvathy slams ONV award jury for hounouring Vairamuthu

Parvathy took to Twitter to call out ONV award jury for honouring Vairamuthu with the award.

By Anoop Sai Bandi, May 27, 2021 17:34 IST

Parvathy called out ONV award jury for conferring the prestigious ONV Award to poet Vairamuthu, who is accused by 17 women including Chinmayi Sripaada in the #MeToo movement in India.Her Instagram note read, 'ONV Sir is our pride. His contribution as a poet and lyricist is incomparable. How it has nourished our culture. Our hearts and minds have benefited through his body of work. This is exactly why it is immense disrespect to give such an honour in his name to the accused of sexual assault crimes. '
She captioned the post, '17 women have come out with their stories. We don’t know how many more have been wronged. There seems to be enough whataboutery to continue wronging those who are wronged. Only to uphold the reputation of those in power. Nothing is more important than humanity. If you come at me with the art vs artist debate, let me tell you that for me the humanity of the person creating the art is the only thing I’d choose to look at. I can live without the “art” of those who hollow out lives with absolute impunity. How do you justify this? #adoorgopalakrishnan and the jury who decided to the accused Vairamuthu this honour (sic).'
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