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Times Of India New Controversy: Aishwarya Rai's 'Ugly Legs'

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    While, the Deepika Padukone cleavage news controversy has not settled down properly yet, Times Of India has hit upon another controversy and this time the daily has targeted Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

    The leading publication has come up with an article titled as 'Hot babes with ugly legs' and included several actresses in the list including former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    After having a row with Deepika Padukone for the 'cleavage show news', Times Of India has now triggered yet another controversy and now the point of discussion is actresses' legs. The online portal of TOI published an article titled as 'Hot babes with ugly legs' which took a dig at Aishwarya Rai saying, "The former Miss World has legs that look better when covered".

    The article also mentioned names of other Bollywood and Hollywood actresses including Dia Mirza, Aditi Rao Hydari, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and many others.

    While, the article didn't go well with fans of the actresses, one UK based media house- The Independent also strongly criticised the piece. While Times Of India took a dig at the legs of actresses, Editor-in-chief of British magazine Cosmopolitan, Lousie Court did the same with the article and the publication.

    The Independent carried an article written by Louise who slammed Times Of India for the article on Aishwarya and other actresses' legs. Some of the mention worthy excerpts from the article carried by The Independent are-

    "This Times Of India article actually made my jaw drop- which I should probably add, in the spirit of things, could do with more definition and was cushioned as it hit the desk by a bit of a double chin."

    "This article is just mean and pointless. We should be focusing on the talent of the women on that list-not what they look like."

    "Bodies come in a delightful variety and the beauty of that diversity is what we should be celebrating. We call for an end to body shape shaming- no matter who it is directed at."

    "Heavy scrutiny of women's bodies of this kind is exactly the kind of damaging rhetoric that leads to a process psychologists call 'compartmentalisation'."

    "All the women mentioned are talented and have careers which should not be defined by how much 'meat' they are deemed to have on their arms and legs."

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