At the Grammy Awards 2020, our very own desi star Priyanka Chopra Jonas wore an ivory white Ralph and Russo gown. The trailing ensemble had deep plunging neckline that exposed her pierced navel, batwing sleeves with fringes. She styled her look with side parted poker straight hair, filled in brows, a full face of makeup, plum lips and drop earrings.
However, this outfit didn't go down well with some, who ended up trolling Priyanka brutally. One of the many who didn't fancy Priyanka's sensuous outfit was Wendell Rodricks. The renowned Indian fashion designer, on his Instagram account, shared Priyanka's picture where she is seen seated beside her sister-in-law Danielle Jonas. In the caption of the post, he took a dig at the outfit's neckline and wrote, "neckline goes all the way from LA to Cuba".
For all those that said some really nasty things about me body shaming, here is my retort. Did I say anything about her body? No. Many women did. I just said the dress was wrong for her despite it being couture. It was more dress shaming than body shaming. Stop this sermon from high and read the post before you speak. There is an age to wear some clothes. Men with huge bellies should not wear tight T shirts. Same with women who wear minis past a certain age. If you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it. I stopped wearing Bermudas as I have a few varicose veins. Don’t make every issue body shaming, sexist or whatever. Or you can be false and fake resorting to being politically correct and not be truthful. If you don’t like my posts unfriend me.
Soon after, he was slammed left, right and centre for his post and netizens pointed out that he has body shamed Priyanka. Now Wendell has issued a clarification on the same. Defending the same, he wrote in another Instagram post, "Did I say anything about her body? No. Many women did. I just said the dress was wrong for her despite it being couture. It was more dress shaming than body shaming." He further shared that he only meant that people should wear age-appropriate clothes. "There is an age to wear some clothes. Men with huge bellies should not wear tight T-shirts. Same with women who wear minis past a certain age. If you don’t have it, don’t flaunt it," his post read as.
He concluded the post by urging his criticizers can "unfriend" him and urged them to "stop this sermon from high".