Dancer-turned-actress Durga Krishna is the latest female celebrity from Kerala to fall victim to online sexual abuse.
Durga, who is set to make her silver screen debut with upcoming Prithviraj- starrer Vimaanam, has put up a detailed Facebook post, hitting back against online abuse, after a fellow FB user sent her explicit messages and videos on Messenger recently.
The actress has also exposed the abuser, by posting screenshots of his profile and the messages he sent her, though there is a good chance that he was assuming a fake identity.
Incidents of online abuse have been on the rise in Kerala of late. Last month, transgender makeup artist Vineeth Seema shared a bad experience she had after TV actor Yehia Kader sent messages her messages on Facebook, asking for her revealing photos.
Here is Durga's complete Facebook post, in which she calls for an initiative to submit a collective complaint against online sexual abuse to the Kerala Chief Minister's Office.
I am Durga Krishna from Calicut. I am one among you, my brothers and sisters. It is very sad to realize that I don’t know how many of you are my real brothers and how many of you are wolf types those who act as good men in daylight and come with their real colour at night to unpack their sexual desires. Those wolves will not be able to see whether prey is their wife, sister, mother, 2 years old or 70 years old. They just want to unload their so-called sexual fantasies through exhibitionism, pictures, videos and messages. They don’t care of age, relationship, colour, ethnicity, religion or anything; it has to be an opposite sex. That’s it.
There was a very shameful incident happened last night. There was a guy ( his facebook profile screenshot attached ) who went through all his best levels of pervert character in my message box last night. For your kind information Mr, I am a woman with strong will and with world’s best brothers and sisters of Kerala. You can’t make me feel bad, You can’t harass me. I have seen real brothers in my life. Very bold and lovable brothers of this state throughout my dance and acting career. So I can recognize people like you too. I am not a feminist type. But I have a strong backbone, a very caring family and most trusted friends around me. So I can tell you on your face. I do dare you.
I have a small request to all my brothers. We, sisters, know that you all have gone through your adolescence with so many mischievous acts. But if you really think it is your duty to protect your sisters from these psychos, paedophiles and perverts, please act now. Please take an initiative to submit a collective resolution to Kerala Government ( To CM sir - The iron man of state ) to make better legal steps as these kind of actions should be punished hardly without any loopholes. Also an education system/awareness programs from grass root level of our curriculum will definitely do miracles. If we can bring a change today, there will not be these many victims of sexual abuses tomorrow. As I feel that I am the change, you can also breathe the same. It’s for future. It’s for my sisters.