By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
We live in a world where period shaming has been going on for years now. From women being treated as untouchables, to being given a list of ‘Do’s and Don’ts’, the fight against period shaming is long for any girl. A similar incident happened on the reality show, Bigg Boss OTT, when singer, Neha Bhasin passed remarks on co-contestant, Divya Agarwal and it has not gone well with the latter’s boyfriend, Varun Sood’s sisters.
Bigg Boss is one reality show that is bound to have endless fights and arguments and some intense fun for the audience. The ongoing Bigg Boss OTT started on such a note with contestants, Divya Agarwal and Pratik Sehjpal locking the horns. With every other day, the show is getting dirtier and in the last night’s episode, singer, Neha Bhasin mocked Divya in a sly manner, when she revealed being on her menstrual cycle.
Well, Neha Bhasin’s remark calling Divya Agarwal bloated and commenting on her menstrual cycle has offended the actress’ would-be nanads, Vedika Sood and Akshita Sood, and the girls decided to slam the singer. Taking to her Twitter handle, Vedika tweeted, “Can't believe #NehaBhasin actually bodyshamed @Divyakitweet because of her periods. Why can't the houseguests see this & why do they have to gang up on #DivyaAgarwal? #BiggBossOTT @VootSelect Bitch of the highest order this Neha is.”
On the other hand, Akshita Sood re-tweeted her sister, Vedika’s tweeted and wrote, “Bitch actually said “kadak ho kal ke baad, is liye bloated lag rahe ho”. What’s. Disgusting person. Gosh can’t believe I liked her ever. Yuck.” The two sisters got netizen's support and people are bashing Neha Bhasin for her sly remarks over social media.
This is not the first time that Divya has been period shamed. In May 2020, Divya had shared Instagram stories, mentioning how her boyfriend, Varun Sood doesn’t know how to pamper her when she is on her period. She had written, “When I am in periods Varun doesn’t know what to do” atop it. However, this had irked one user, who had tried to shame Divya for sharing her period story.
A user had replied to Divya’s IG story in her DM and had written, “Bloody sh*t uh r..ab period bhi announce karogi kya...din me kitna ped lagati h wo bhi bata do fir (Are you going to announce your period too? Now all that is left is for you to talk about how many sanitary pads you change in a day).. have some manners yaar..apni private cheez q disclose krre ho (Why are you disclosing your private things?).” Divya had given it back to the user, giving him some lessons. She had shared the screenshot of the DM on her IG story and had replied, “Din me 10-12 pads* ho jate hai (Around 10-12 pads* in a day) — ask me as no one taught you right!”
Divya Agarwal had not stopped there and had taken to another story to school the trolls, “I’m on periods. Moody, yes, but I really wish to educate people. Shut up n pamper the girls around you dealing with it every month!”
This is the first time in the history of Bigg Boss that someone has mocked the co-contestant for their menstrual cycle.