Singer Chinmayi who was at the forefront of India's MeToo movement shocked the Tamil film industry by pointing out the misbehavior of lyricist Vairamuthu in October last year. Following this the singer who is also a voice artist has been subjected to several harsh criticisms with a majority of them being from the film fraternity itself.
Latest to condone Chinmayi publicly was producer K. Rajan who took it as far as threatening and shaming the multiple award winning playback singer. At the audio launch of a Tamil film titled Para K. Rajan claimed that Chinmayi’s intention was to seek "cheap publicity" and announced, “I have some people with me who can destroy you.”
Director Pa. Ranjith who was also present at the event called out this victim-shaming immediately and said,
"No one can deny that cinema, as an industry, has been sexually abusing women for ages; it is time we accept this openly. When women like Sri Reddy or others come up with a complaint, instead of taking it as an accusation, we have to investigate the issue further. A woman cannot be made a victim or a perpetrator just because she raises a complaint. It is very wrong and I condemn it,"