Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu, On whom #MeToo Many women were accused of sexual harassment during the movement, Has now announced that he ONV Will return the Literary Award.
He shared a video on Twitter and captioned the post., “I award #ONVaward Will return. ”He stated the reason for the decision, stating that he did not want to put the jury in an uncomfortable position and there fore choosing to return it.
Vairamuthu says in the video, “The ONV Cultural Academy announced that this year the prestigious ONV Kurup Literary Award will be given to me. I am happy and grateful to receive the award. but, Due to the intervention of some jealous people, It was announced that the award was being re-examined. I fear that this decision may shorten me and the ONV award. I also do not want to trouble the group of distinguished judges. I would prefer to avoid receiving this award in the midst of all controversies.
I want to make one thing clear, I am very honest. Nobody wants to check my honesty. in this situation, I have made a clear decision. I am returning the award to the Cultural Academy ONV. I also request that 3 The cash prize of Rs lakh was part of the award to be donated to the Kerala Chief Minister Relief Fund. And as a token of his affection and respect for the Malayali people, I in my personal capacity in Kerala Chief Minister Relief Fund and 2 I will contribute lakh rupees. Let the brotherhood between Tamil and Malayalam flourish. I also want to thank Tamil CM MK Stalin for congratulating me when the award was announced.
ONV Literary Award 2017 Was founded in the memory of the famous Malayalam poet and lyricist ONV Kurup. It is presented by the ONV Cultural Academy. Earlier, the academy said in a statement, “As per the request of the award committee, The ONV Cultural Academy has decided to reconsider the ONV Literary Award. “
Actor Parvati led the protests against the award jury. He said on instagram, “If you come to me with the art vs. artist debate, So let me tell you that for me the humanity of the person making art is the only thing I want to see. I those ‘art‘ Can live without, Who make life completely hollow, ”Parvati reprimanded the jury in a post on her Instagram page.
2018 back into, Popular singer Chinmayi Shripada had publicly alleged that Vairamuthu made her feel uncomfortable on at least two occasions. He was even told that “his career would end”, Did she refuse to cooperate.
Vairamuthu dismissed the allegations on social media. They said, ‘It has become fashionable to accuse popular people. In recent times, I have been repeatedly embarrassed. This is one of those. I reject anything but the truth. Truth will prevail. “