I'm baffled with the name 'Anti Romeo Squads': RGV

| Updated: Apr 04, 2017 16:30 IST

New Delhi [India], April 04 (ANI): Famous for his out-spoken nature, Ram Gopal Varma has again made it to the news. This time, he had a say about UP's Anti Romeo Squad. The 54-year-old-director took to Twitter and expressed his disappointment over the name of the squad. He wrote, "I am baffled with the name of Anti Romeo Squads...How can Romeo a revered lover be a synonym for a Eve teasing goon? If in india he can call them Anti Romeo Squads will YogiAdityanath be ok if Italians call same groups in their country Anti Krishna Squads?" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am baffled with the name of Anti Romeo Squads...How can Romeo a revered lover be a synonym for a Eve teasing goon?</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849088875788206080">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If in india he can call them Anti Romeo Squads will YogiAdityanath be ok if Italians call same groups in their country Anti Krishna Squads?</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849091277648011266">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> In a series of tweets, he continued that it is irresponsible to use 'that word through a governmental diktat.' "Am sure the thought originated from the slang phrase Road side Romeo but it's irresponsible to use that word through a governmental diktat. In generalising all individuals by giving a single name Romeo, goal is to malign the owner of that name with an illogical nd malicious intent." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Am sure the thought originated from the slang phrase Road side Romeo but it&#39;s irresponsible to use that word through a governmental diktat</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849093993891758080">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In generalising all individuals by giving a single name Romeo,goal is to malign the owner of that name with an illogical nd malicious intent</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849092942421794820">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> The 'Sarkar' director rather feels that a name like 'Anti eve Teasers Squad' would have been an appropriate one. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The word Romeo is actually romanticising the wrong doers..A name like Anti Eve Teasers Squad would have been much more apt and pertinent</p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849094925476130816">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> To which, an user replied, "people like RGV should be banned on Twitter." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin">@RGVzoomin</a> So u mean to say romeo is a god to the Italians?! People like u should be banned on twitter.</p>&mdash; Bhargav Sundararajan (@BhargavSundar) <a href="https://twitter.com/BhargavSundar/status/849096158286934018">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> But, RGV was quick in responding and wrote, "I referred only in comparison of the traits and Romeo was a serious lover and not a flirt ..As per the ban u can just unfollow me dumbo." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I referred only in comparison of the traits and Romeo was a serious lover and not a flirt ..As per the ban u can just unfollow me dumbo <a href="https://t.co/YAHKBhympf">https://t.co/YAHKBhympf</a></p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849097321451278337">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I take back earlier tweet cos of incorrect comparison .Will YogiAdityanand be ok if Italians call same in their country Anti Devdas Squads ? <a href="https://t.co/wcNh5t3euz">https://t.co/wcNh5t3euz</a></p>&mdash; Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) <a href="https://twitter.com/RGVzoomin/status/849103381276893184">April 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> For the unversed, Director General of Police Uttar Pradesh (DGP) Javeed Ahmed launched Anti-Romeo squads to check on eve-teasing in public areas, following Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's orders for the safety of girls in the state. (ANI)

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