Wednesday 22 January 2020

Outrage over 'rape-inspired' bus fashion shoot

Mumbai fashion shoot rape controversy
Mumbai fashion shoot rape controversy

A photo shoot apparently inspired by the gang rape and murder of a Delhi student has sparked outrage in India.

The shoot, taken by Mumbai photographer Raj Shetye, shows models in glamorous clothes aboard a bus. Several shots show a woman being harassed while another appears to show one woman being sexually assaulted. The photographer, however, has defended the project, and said it was an attempt to force people to think about women's safety.

The series of images, entitled The Wrong Turn, was initially posted online, but have since been taken down.

The rape and murder of a woman on a Delhi bus in December 2012 sparked a huge debate in India about the position of women in the country.

Irish Independent

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