Last night’s episode of Bigg Boss 15 turned out to be quite eventful. We witnessed three contestants winning the Ticket To Finale, the best task performance this season by Rashami Desai and Devoleena Bhattacharjee, and an intense fight. However, there was something else that kept happening in the background simultaneously with all of these events. Last night, the insecure men of the BB house unleashed their toxic best and there are no brownie points for guessing that we are talking about Karan Kundrra and Umar Riaz here.
Right at the beginning of the episode, Karan was seen getting into a heated argument with Tejasswi Prakash and then talking to her in a disparaging tone. Later, when Rakhi Sawant told him that Teja is not feeling alright and had been crying inside the house, he didn’t give any importance to the information and insinuated that all of it was a drama. He also expressed that he is not okay with the fact that she has been hanging out so much with Nishant Bhat and quoted that as his reason for not pacifying his crying girlfriend who wasn’t wrong in the first place.
Later, during the episode, we also saw Umar Riaz getting mad at Rashami Desai simply because she complimented Pratik Sehajpal for helping her during the task and saying that she was proud of him. Umar looked really miffed with her and even started shouting at the actress for complimenting someone that he just fought with minutes ago.
Now, we don’t know about you but we are quite done with these entitled men, their toxic ways, and how badly they treat women they have been involved with. It is just not okay to act this way on national television or otherwise and here are some things that we want to say to Umar and Karan on the behalf of women that they have been mistreating in the house:
Last month during a conversation (yes, not even an argument just a conversation) with Tejasswi and Rashami, Karan was seen getting angry, throwing his tea, and shouting, “yeh koi tareeka hai mujhse baat karne ka?” Well, maybe Karan needs a refresher with the age-old idiom that says “give respect and take respect.” If you’ll interrupt someone during her argument with a third person that has nothing to do with you whatsoever and ask her to “calm down,” please don’t expect hugs and kisses in response. If you scream, at someone, you get screamed at in return and Karan needs to understand this instead of making it worse by saying things like “shakal dekh apni.” Nifty hacks for a respectful life!
Why is it okay for both Karan and Umar to hang with women that Tejasswi and Rashami aren’t friends with? Why is it okay for Umar to complement anyone he pleases but Rashami can’t even show appreciation for Pratik for helping her in a task? Why is it okay for Karan to be best friends with Shamita Shetty who doesn’t see eye to eye with her girlfriend, while Tejasswi has to face the heat even when she is hanging out with Karan’s own friend, Nishant? Would be nice if these men could see how conflicted and stupid they are sounding on national TV!
More than once, we have witnessed both Karan and Umar trying to peddle some faltu ka gyan to Teja and Rashami and then losing their cool when the women don’t agree. It is infuriating how these women are rarely given any credit for their intelligence and they are always either too dumb or ‘chalaak.’ There’s never an in-between.
It’s frustrating to see these men first pursuing women like their life depends on it and then doing a 180 the instance their feelings are reciprocated. We have seen this very clearly in Karan’s case and Umar, we have to say, is even worse. He was clearly flirting with Rashami until he noticed that she is getting serious and that’s when he took a step back and has been carefully remaining that line. Guts!
The saddest thing is that we are pretty sure that Umar and Karan do not even realise the error of their ways and are confident in their heads that they are right. However, here’s a litmus test for any man to find out if he is being toxic. All you need is to ask yourself a simple question–will it be okay with your sister being treated the same way as you are treating your girlfriend? If the answer is “no,” then congratulations, you are toxic.
Here’s hoping that these men read this story once they get out of the BB house and realise how problematic they have been. Don’t @ me, you guys. A girl can dream, right?
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