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    Posted on 23 Jun 2017

    This TV Show Normalises Marriage Between A 10-Year-Old Boy And An 18-Year-Old Woman

    New level of cringe unlocked.

    In an upcoming TV show titled Pehredaar Piya Ki (Lover's Security Guard), 25-year-old actress Tejaswi Prakash plays an 18-year-old Indian princess, Diya.

    Starring alongside Prakash is her 10-year-old co-star Afaan Khan, as her husband Prince Ratan Singh.

    The promo attempts to normalise the hell out of what obviously is an intensely cringeworthy cross-generational "romance" wherein a young adult is quite illegally married to a child.

    The 10-year-old kid is shown charming his much older wife and I CAN'T DIRECTLY LOOK AT IT.

    Even though the promo has a disclaimer stating, "This show doesn't endorse child marriage in any way whatsoever," it's still a positive depiction of an age-inappropriate romance which IMHO should have been scrapped. We don't need this, it's 2017 and I'm really uncomfortable.

    N.O.P.E.

    You can watch and cringe irrevocably at the promo here.

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