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This director wanted to rape Mammootty... BOO him!

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July 17, 2018 15:44 IST
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Director Mysskin at the audio launch of Peranbu.

Director Mysskin has caused an outrage on Twitter for his rape joke. 

At the audio launch Peranbu in Chennai, the director said that if he was a girl, he'd rape Mammootty to proclaim his love for the actor.

'You can keep watching Mammootty sir throughout this film.

'If he had been younger and he had been a woman, I might have fallen in love with him.

'Had I been a girl, I'd have raped him actually. Such a fabulous acting,' he said.

While Mysskin's comment was received with a huge round of applause at the event, people on social media haven't taken it well.

'This is the kind of men who make films that turn out to be runaway hits even though the substance is utter filth and misogynistic gore,' said @Vaishax on Twitter.

'Apparently, he'd rape someone to proclaim his love for them. And get this, the audience was in splits!' she added.

'#Mysskin's distasteful statement doesn't fall under 'just a joke' category. Oh man, rape jokes aren't funny. CAN NEVER BE. Survivors of sexual violence deserve respect and support. Please don't tweet, 'come on, he of course, didn't really mean it', added @bhakisundar.

People felt that the director's 'rape joke' was in poor taste and that he should apologize for his remark.

'This is not a joke. Rape is not a joke. Rape is not an expression of love or admiration. @dir_Mysskin this is disgraceful. Retract your statement and apologise,' exclaimed @Silverblood711.

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