Muslims in Fatehpura burned an effigy of Sania Mirza on Tuesday. Miss Mirza’s transgression? Her publicly stated views on S-E-X. (Thanks, Raj!)
Muslim leaders said that their religion and holy book ‘Quran’ do not permit her to make such statment.[linky]
The article linked above provided no clue to the naughty view that burned poor Sania. Some googling turned up this:
She was quoted as saying that whether before or after marriage, the most important matter was that sex was safe. [linku]
Whoa, nellie. I knew SM (great initials on her, by the way) had plenty of balls, I just thought they were for tennis. Of course, there’s more to the story; Miss Thing had to recant.
In a statement issued in Hyderabad, Mirza said pre-marital sex could not be justified.
She said she was upset that her image had been maligned by misquotes and that such a non-issue had become a controversy.
We already know about the creepy effigy destruction. Check out how the tennis star’s detractors voiced their displeasure:
Some activists burned Mirza’s effigy and shouted “Sania Mirza down down”.
I’m not touching that last one. I’ve said it before, I’ll type it again– India doesn’t have enough successful athletes. Do we have to harass one of the few who does exist? Sania is so fortunate, she offends more and more people, every day. Tipster Raj had this to say:
Desis are like crabs… they just cannot bear to see another desi succeed. This young lady is a talented tennis player..maybe not so savvy how to handle her fame but can you blame her..she is only 18 years old…The moral of the story is people need to mind their own business, stop hero worship, and be happy for someone who has achieved something in life.
Amen. Let the girl win and represent. Stop hatin’.
Inappropriate and Consummately Absurd Aside:
Raj, the reader who sent in this tip closed his email with the following, which I found hilarious, because I am actually thirteen:
If Sania wants to really focus on her tennis, it may be better to go live in Europe, USA or some where where she can feel free to fart without the press sniffing around her.
My tips come to me via GMail. Do you know where I’m going with this? Of course you do. Our readers are BRILLIANT.
I had to capture this for posterity:
Seriously Raj…thanks for unintentionally providing so much amusement with one little tip.