Sonam Kapoor outraged by Ravi Shankar’s ‘irresponsible’ comments on homosexuality

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Actor Sonam Kapoor has expressed his displeasure on the comments made by Ravi Shankar on homosexuality during an interactive session at the JNU.

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Reacting to the comments made by the founder of Art of Living, Sonam wrote, “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 received support from Alia Bhatt, who wrote, ” get with the program!!!”

Speaking at the JNU, Ravi Shankar had said, “You treat yourself better, doesn’t matter how others treat you. You don’t think you are sick or something’s wrong with you. If you stand up, nobody can insult you… But if you feel weak and meek, and if you feel bad about yourself, nobody can make you feel better.”

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He was responding to a student, who asked how he should deal with ill-treatment by his friends and family over his sexual orientation.

“This is your tendency now. Just acknowledge it and accept it, and know that this tendency is not a permanent thing. It may change. I’ve seen many men who were gay, later on turn into heterosexuals, and there are those who are normal — what are called straight people — end up being gay later in life,” Ravi Shankar was quoted by Indian Express.

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The AOL founder also said that he did not agree with those who called the students of JNU anti-national because of their ‘rebellious’ attitude.

He said, “Rebelliousness is part of youthfulness. Some youths have a tendency to rebel. Just because they’re talking different, don’t think they’re anti-national. Don’t brand them… Nobody can be disloyal to the nation they are in…. If they are really so, they need counselling.”

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This is not the first time Ravi Shankar has found himself embroiled in controversy. In April this year, he was mocked for saying that lack of “spirituality” was one of the reasons that leads to farmer suicides.

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  1. Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are ABSOLUTELY CRAZY in calling Sri Sri Ravi Shankar IRRESPONSIBLE for his statement that “homosexuality is a tendency” which is “NOT a PERMANENT thing”. Even though I am an ATHIEST who does NOT FOLLOW Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s SPIRITUAL BELIEFS, I am sure that he is RIGHT in stating that many formerly HOMOSEXUAL MEN have given up HOMOSEXUALITY and become NORMAL like the heterosexuals later. Immature SEMI-EDUCATED persons like Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt should NEVER RIDICULE very highly EDUCATED and LEARNED GURUS like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who have CRORES of FOLLOWERS all over the WORLD. The two CELEBRITY GIRLS should learn to CONTROL their EXTREMSonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are ABSOLUTELY CRAZY in calling Sri Sri Ravi Shankar IRRESPONSIBLE for his statement that “homosexuality is a tendency” which is “NOT a PERMANENT thing”. Even though I am an ATHIEST who does NOT FOLLOW Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s SPIRITUAL BELIEFS, I am sure that he is RIGHT in stating that many formerly HOMOSEXUAL MEN have given up HOMOSEXUALITY and become NORMAL like the heterosexuals later. Immature SEMI-EDUCATED persons like Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt should NEVER RIDICULE very highly EDUCATED and LEARNED GURUS like Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who have CRORES of FOLLOWERS all over the WORLD. The two CELEBRITY GIRLS should learn to CONTROL their EXTREMELY “LONG TONGUES”!ELY “LONG TONGUES”!

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