Iranian Canadian ex-Muslim atheist and secular activist Armin Navabi courted controversy after he shared a derogatory tweet depicting Goddess Kali in a ‘sexy’ avatar. Armin Navabi is an author and podcaster based in Canada. He is the founder of the online freethought community Atheist Republic, a Canada-based non-profit organization.
“Okay! I’m in love with Hinduism. I never knew you had sexy goddesses like these. Why would anyone pick any other religion?” wrote Navabi in a tweet.
In another tweet, he wrote, ”Dear Hindus. It is not my fault that your goddesses are sexy. Maybe someone put a hijab on them?”
This irked Indians and Armin then faced the wrath by several Hindus on Twitter.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also slammed him for the same. She wrote, “Ha ha for you to use the power of art to sexualise purity of Mahakali, Bharavi, wife of Kala Bhairav, mother of death simply depicts your suppressed sexuality, you must be getting wet nights thinking of your mother breast feeding you and pushing you out of her womb, grow up kid.”
Have a look at some of the reactions: