A hug is often considered one of the sweetest forms of endearment among humans. Even science says that this form of interpersonal touch actually helps in reducing stress and anxiety. The National Hugging Day is celebrated each year on January 21. However, this desirable form of communication is not without its long queue of controversies. Before knowing what happened this time, let’s know about the previous fiascos.
At the beginning of his India visit in February 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received a hug from Indian PM Narendra Modi. Naturally, that invited hilarious comments from netizens.
Not only this but PM Modi’s habit of often embracing the other world leaders have supplied netizens with an unlimited source of entertainment, here’s a quick glimpse of his hugging saga:
Jumping from a lighter note to a serious one, a Kerala student was expelled from school when she apparently hugged her classmate for ‘too long.’ The moral policing by the school certainly sparked a debate among netizens including MP Shashi Tharoor who accused the school of “’sexualizing innocent affection.’
Other than these, India also witnessed hugs among Bollywood celebs that left everyone stunned. Here are few such instances. When SRK hugged ‘bhai’ after years of rivalry:
Fans were left surprised when Jaya Bachchan hugged Rekha considering their enmity over the latter’s affair with former’s husband Amitabh Bachchan:
When Deepika had a group hug with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and present partner Ranveer Singh:
By now it’s clear to you that our story revolves around the act of hugging. Recently, a video resurfaced where a girl is seen hugging people to wish them happy Eid. The incident took place in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh:
However, the aspect that captured the attention of the netizens is that people who are receiving hugs are mostly men.
In the video, it’s seen that men of different ages form a queue to get a hug from the lady.
Before telling you how the Twitterati reacted, here’s the video:
— UttarPradesh . Org (@WeUttarPradesh) June 18, 2018
Most of the people pointed out the fact that the men are more inclined to hug her because of her gender rather than to celebrate an auspicious occasion. Some also went ahead and praised the girl:
This make happy and sad at same time. Sad because they are taking the female body as object of pleasure in public
Happy in the sense that UN can make this girl an ambassador of peace to the world🤗
— डॉ Sadashiva🇮🇳 (@padhysadasiba) June 18, 2018
😂😂😂🤣👍 MEN will be MEN.😜..Aurat ka chakkar
— फर्जी ENGINEER (@EngineerFarzi) June 18, 2018
Good innocent fun
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— Akeley Khush (@akeleykhush) June 18, 2018
— Deepak Singh (@_Singh_Deepak) June 18, 2018
Now this insane girl should get worried, these same mullahs are going to haunt & stall her, inka trailer se kaam nahi chalta puri film chahiye tharkiyon ko https://t.co/GmzAREtN0r
— SANDEEP (@samgold21) June 18, 2018
One of the best secular acts I have seen … 😁 Can u imagine what will happen , when whole thing get reversed ? 😉
— Vivek Kesarwani (@saffronvivek) June 18, 2018
Dekho jaraa line Mei lag Gaye sab ke sab.😅😅😅
— JAI HIND (@SujeetK89417834) June 18, 2018
Kya kismat hai mullo ki, hamko to Kabhi koi mulli Holi Diwali par gale lagane na aayi
— Deep Dilgeer (@DDilgeer) June 18, 2018
Unsurprisingly, there were also those who tried to shame the woman:
Hindu ladhki Hai.
Yeh chutiyapa bas hum log hi kar sakte Hai.
Forget about Muslim girls…Have u ever seen any Muslim boy greeting Happy Holi or Diwali to any Hindu boy…? Never. They dont
— Agent Crocus Sativus (@TripathiTweet28) June 18, 2018
Publicity hai ya kuch or ye to pata nahi lekin jis tarah log chilla rahe aur Itni ghatiya tarike se comment pass kar rahe hai ye bahut hi sharmnaak hai. Kon kya kar raha hai issey kya lena dena, Sawaal ye hai ke aap kya kar rahe ho.
— Abhinav jha🇮🇳 (@abhinav_grt) June 18, 2018
We should ask that girl why she did that?
— M’Factor (@sanghashakthi) June 18, 2018
BC aur kitna vikas chahiye 🙄
— Arvind (@InsidiousMafia_) June 18, 2018
Don’t give attention to that Randi
— Riyank (@Riyank38663142) June 18, 2018
Apni ko burqe me rakh kar kisi ko gale lagane daude
— Nisha Intolerant (@nishashah88) June 18, 2018
She is one lusty woman! In the guise of Eid hugging she just wanted her grown organs to receive as much male pleasure as possible! Why are the mullahs are not insisting that she wore a burqua? Is she from JNU, by any chance?
— WebOfWords (@words_web) June 18, 2018
What do you think of the entire incident?