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There is an age to wear some clothes: Wendell Rodricks' remark on Priyanka's Grammy attire roils social media

There is an age to wear some clothes: Wendell Rodricks' remark on Priyanka's Grammy attire roils social media

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Jan 2020, 12:07 pm

Los Angeles/IBNS: Priyanka Chopra Jonas may have scorched the red carpet of Grammy 2020 but the Bollywood-Hollywood actress' deep-neck attire that plunged below her naval has not impressed celebrated designer Wendell Rodricks who rather bluntly insta-grammed that there "is an age to wear some clothes". Well, his remark triggered a social media mayhem.

Setting the temperature to soar and reminding many what Jennifer Lopez had sported in 2000 at the Grammy Awards (a green Versace semi-see through dress), Priyanka, a Bollywood icon and now a popular face in Hollywood, wore a bold Ralph and Russo gown with an almost never-ending neckline at the 62nd edition of the award ceremony.

The actress had sported an earring to compliment her dress. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

So proud of this fam. Congratulations @jonasbrothers you guys crushed it today. #grammys

A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on

Drawing ire from Priyanka's fans, Rodricks wrote on Instagram, "Of course not many saw my sarcasm. It’s not for her this @ralphandrusso That said Ralph n Russo are the only American USA designers accepted by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Francaise. Their work is exquisite."

Later, he again wrote on Instagram, "For all those that said some really nasty things about me body shaming, here is my retort. Did I say anything about her body? No. Many women did. I just said the dress was wrong for her despite it being couture. It was more dress shaming than body shaming. Stop this sermon from high and read the post before you speak. There is an age to wear some clothes.

Men with huge bellies should not wear tight T-shirts. Same with women who wear minis past a certain age. If you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it. I stopped wearing Bermudas as I have a few varicose veins. Don’t make every issue body shaming, sexist or whatever. Or you can be false and fake resorting to being politically correct and not be truthful. If you don’t like my posts unfriend me." 

However, Rodricks has now deleted both the posts from his profile.

Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi was one of those who slammed Rodricks for passing such a statement.

Krishnamoorthi took to Instagram to share an image of the Quantico actress and said in a long post, "Was so upset to see this post on insta by Wendel Rodrigues who's work I otherwise have a modicum of respect for. I think the fact that Priyanka is not trying to hide her belly with her clutch is what makes this pic so beautiful."

"Makes her the rockstar she is. Her confidence an inspiration to every woman.Women have been so enslaven by men's opinion of how women should look this photograph of Priyanka to me at the world's most publicized event is the height of liberation.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Was so upset to see this post on insta by Wendel Rodrigues who's work I otherwise have a modicum of respect for I think the fact that Priyanka is not trying to hide her belly with her clutch is what makes this pic so beautiful. Makes her the rockstar she is. Her confidence an inspiration to every woman Women have been so enslaven by men's opinion of how women should look this photograph of Priyanka to me at the world's most publicized event is the height of liberation. You go girl and keep rocking it. I was never a fan of the lady but this pic has surely made me one So dear men. We are not ur pre pubescent hipless perverted fantasy or your teenage gay boy flat chested contortion. We are real women, we have breasts, we have fat we have water retention and we rock and roll Because ...we are finally allowing ourselves as God intended us to be. Not how men fantasized us to be. We are flesh and blood and and glorious rolls of it. It gets even more beautiful when we have babies and the rolls grow - in direct adverse proportion to the dark areas in your primitive brain So dear ugly men get this. We are not our bodies We are our abilities. We are our talent. We are our own rock stars Would anybody have dared comment on a mans belly or appearance like this? God knows we see grotesque images of them everyday and all the time More power to you #PriyankaChopra. I'm going to flash my flabby baby stretch marks with confidence tomorow thanks to you. And may every girl and woman in the world grow your confidence too . Bless you ❤️

A post shared by Suchitra Krishnamoorthi (@suchitrapublic) on

"You go girl and keep rocking it. I was never a fan of the lady but this pic has surely made me one. So dear men, We are not ur pre pubescent hipless perverted fantasy or your teenage gay boy flat chested contortion. We are real women, we have breasts, we have fat we have water retention and we rock and roll. Because ...we are finally allowing ourselves as God intended us to be. Not how men fantasized us to be. We are flesh and blood and and glorious rolls of it. It gets even more beautiful when we have babies and the rolls grow - in direct adverse proportion to the dark areas in your primitive brain So dear ugly men get this. We are not our bodies," she posted.

"We are our abilities. We are our talent. We are our own rock stars Would anybody have dared comment on a mans belly or appearance like this? God knows we see grotesque images of them everyday and all the time More power to you #PriyankaChopra. I'm going to flash my flabby baby stretch marks with confidence tomorow thanks to you. And may every girl and woman in the world grow your confidence too . Bless you ️"

(Images: Priyanka Chopra Jonas Facebook, Wendell Rodricks Facebook)