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Here's Gauahar Khan's Graceful And Badass Response To Being Slapped For Wearing Short Dresses

*Standing ovation*

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On November 30, Indian actress and model Gauahar Khan was presenting at reality singing show Raw Star when audience member Akil Malik approached the stage and slapped her. He later explained that he had a problem with her "short dresses."

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The police immediately arrested Malik and booked him with assault (under Section 354 of the Indian penal code), causing hurt (Section 323), and criminal intimidation (Section 506).

After taking an hour's break to recover, Khan came back on stage and finished filming the show.

"Actresses are the face of society and they should not wear skirts and short clothes as they make youngsters get attracted to them sexually," Khan's attacker reportedly explained to police. "These days, boys who are minors are also committing crimes such as rape and molestation and many of them keep obscene photographs of actresses in their pockets. If actresses stop wearing short clothes, crime will decrease and lead to a better society.”

The internet responded with suitable outrage on Khan's behalf.

Several celebrities tweeted at Khan to show their support:

What happened with @GAUAHAR_KHAN is APPALLING !!!!!Lots of love and power to her for being the strong woman that she is!!!! Disgusted....

Alia Bhatt@aliaa08Follow

What happened with @GAUAHAR_KHAN is APPALLING !!!!!Lots of love and power to her for being the strong woman that she is!!!! Disgusted....

8:47 AM - 02 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Very impressed with the dignity and power with which @GAUAHAR_KHAN is handling this awful incident. Really guys, it's almost 2015. GROW UP!

MissMalini@MissMaliniFollow

Very impressed with the dignity and power with which @GAUAHAR_KHAN is handling this awful incident. Really guys, it's almost 2015. GROW UP!

9:04 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's morons who use religion to hide their own disgusting double standards that need a slap! More power to u @GAUAHAR_KHAN! Stay strong😘

SOPHIE CHOUDRY@Sophie_ChoudryFollow

It's morons who use religion to hide their own disgusting double standards that need a slap! More power to u @GAUAHAR_KHAN! Stay strong

11:19 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@GAUAHAR_KHAN So Pissed Off! Narrow-minded idiots will always resort to violence to make their point. But you stay strong. We're all with u.

raghu ram@tweetfromRaghuFollow

@GAUAHAR_KHAN So Pissed Off! Narrow-minded idiots will always resort to violence to make their point. But you stay strong. We're all with u.

8:59 PM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Dearest natural selection, please help us out-evolve morons like the one who slapped Gauhar Khan. Sincerely...

Farhan Akhtar@FarOutAkhtarFollow

Dearest natural selection, please help us out-evolve morons like the one who slapped Gauhar Khan. Sincerely...

11:36 AM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

More power to Gauhar khan...N shame on u Akil Malik!!Disgusted by this so called moral policing..

amrita arora@amuaroraFollow

More power to Gauhar khan...N shame on u Akil Malik!!Disgusted by this so called moral policing..

9:38 AM - 02 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@GAUAHAR_KHAN When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.. U hold Ur head up high darling

Farah Khan@TheFarahKhanFollow

@GAUAHAR_KHAN When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.. U hold Ur head up high darling

8:34 AM - 02 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Gauahar Khan herself hadn't spoken out about the incident until December 2, when she made this spot-on statement to the press:

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The well-deserved outpouring of support hasn't slowed:

I thank all my fans...loved ones n imp voices of personalities tat hav supported me in dis traumatic time..May almighty bless us all.

GAUAHAR KHAN@GAUAHAR_KHANFollow

I thank all my fans...loved ones n imp voices of personalities tat hav supported me in dis traumatic time..May almighty bless us all.

5:33 PM - 02 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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