CPI Leader involved in controversial remark over Sunny Leone’s ad
CPI leader Atul Kumar Anjan was embroiled in a controversy by saying that a condom advertisement featuring former adult film actress Sunny Leone will destroy people’s sensibility and lead to more rapes in India. “Now there is an advertisement with her (Leone), have you seen it? She is lying down…and a man comes to her. (They show the advertisement) in the morning, at night…an advertisement for condoms, it is such a dirty and horrific advertisement that develops your sexuality and destroys your sensibility,” he said to cheers from the crowd. Speaking at a rally in Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, the senior leader of the Communist Party of India also sought to blame Leone, a former star of X-rated films from Canada, for the spread of porn in the country. “If such advertisements for condoms appear in the country’s TV channels and newspapers, then incidents of rape will increase. It needs to be stopped,” Anjan added. The CPI leader added that he is not anti-condom, but the language used in the advertisement is not right.
Atul Anjan, however, apologized to the supporters of Sunny Leone for his controversial remark.
“I apologize but I don’t stand for such ads,” Anjan said. He further stated that the NDA government should look into the matter and try to stop the broadcast of these advertisements.