The famous Indian designer, Sabyasachi Mukherjee, most renowned for his traditional Indian bridal wear was recently slammed online for shaming women not knowing how to drape a saree. The designer had earlier made a statement saying, “Indian women who don’t know how to drape a saree should be ashamed because it’s our tradition.”
He suffered a lot of backlash from Twitter with people complaining about how it's not only a woman’s responsibility to uphold traditions and the debate quickly took a feminist turn. A user wrote “one more man telling women what they should do” while another commented, “Sabyasachi telling women how to wear a saree is a classic example of MANSPLAINING”.
In retaliation to all the uproar and criticism, Sabyasachi Mukherjee said, “I haven’t [commented] on a woman’s choice on what she wishes to wear. What was intended to be a comment on celebration of our clothing history became a debate on feminism.”