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Bollywood's Most Progressive Stars Stood Next To Salman Khan Quietly While He Made Light Of Rape

Silence is dangerous.

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Last night, at an IIFA press conference, Mr. Salman Khan made his first public appearance since comparing action scenes to rape.

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Whilst there, he gave what he thought was an appropriate response when asked to comment on the issue.

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And while we would love if Salman would actually shut the fuck up, what's shocking is that that's what the rest of Bollywood seems to be doing instead.

Which is uncharacteristic of them. Because when the issue doesn't involve Salman Bhai, most of these actors have been very vocal about issues like discrimination, inequality and sexism.
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Which is uncharacteristic of them. Because when the issue doesn't involve Salman Bhai, most of these actors have been very vocal about issues like discrimination, inequality and sexism.

Like Deepika, who had the strength to call out India's top daily...

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But not a word when it came to Bhai.

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Farhan drops some serious mics in his movies and even started an organisation called Men Against Rape and Discrimination...

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But when Salman literally threatened everything Farhan stands for, he had zero mics to drop.

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Priyanka Chopra often talks about sexism, discrimination and important issues like the wage gap...

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But when it comes to the huge gap between Salman's ears, Priyanka has stayed awfully silent.

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All of Shahid's recent movies, like Shaandaar and Udta Punjab, have been making smart and articulate points about issues plaguing our country...

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But smart and articulate points about the biggest problem plaguing Bollywood is something that we are yet to see.

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Sonakshi Sinha is a fearless slayer of sexism on social media...

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But still chooses to keep her eyes tightly shut when it comes to the troll that is her first co-star.

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Honestly, Bollywood. You need to step it up.

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