Rupi Kaur slammed for sexual narration of 'finger dipped inside me', fans ask her to stop 'crimes against poetry'
The 28-year-old poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur has made a name for herself by sharing her short visual poetry on social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr. The Indian-born Canadian poet has been one of the most influential people in recent times and has inspired a lot of youngsters since she started her writing career. However, she has been one of the most controversial as well.
Some of her writings or her social media posts about India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not go well with a certain section of society. As a result, she faced a lot of backlashes. There have been many instances where the poet has received intense trolling from the internet and looks like the young influencer has once again taken the social media by storm by one of her recent videos.
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However, before talking about the entire episode, let’s know a little more about Rupi Kaur.
Who is Rupi Kaur?
Born on October 4, 1992, Rupi Kaur is an Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author who rose to fame after sharing her short visual poetry on social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram. She gained prominence after her debut book ‘Milk and Honey’ went on to sell more than 3 million copies worldwide. The book also spent more than a year on The New York Times Best Seller list.
Kaur draws inspiration from Sikh scriptures. In 2019, The New Republic magazine named Kaur “Writer of the Decade.”
Kaur’s dramatic reading of one of her famous quotes
In the video, the poet is seen doing a dramatic reading of a popular quote from her book ‘Milk and Honey’. The quote reads, “You must have known you were wrong when your fingers were dipped inside me searching for honey that would not come for you.”
Rupi kaur needs to be locked up for this video pic.twitter.com/NzZvPVHjaX— no name (@kanyewestluvr) March 22, 2021
The video went viral on social media in no time and trolls began to hound the poet by saying that she reads her own poems the exact way everyone makes fun of her work. Another user said, “Somebody owes me $20 for making me look at that Rupi Kaur thing even once.” Another one said, “Rupi Kaur, please stop committing crimes against poetry. Thank you and have a nice day.”
somebody owes me $20 for making me look at that rupi kaur thing even once— g. moss (@tolecrien) March 22, 2021
rupi kaur please stop committing crimes against poetry thank you have a nice day... pic.twitter.com/CgXrOHSwl9— 𝖕𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖎𝖙𝖙. (@MYSOSEITY) March 22, 2021
Meanwhile, one of the users noted, “Since Rupi Kaur’s headass is trending for being a f*ckin headass. Now is the perfect time to bring up the fact that she stole all her material from Black poets.” On the other hand, one user claimed that the poet has deleted her videos from TikTok now.
Since Rupi Kaur’s headass is trending for being a fuckin headass now is the perfect time to bring up the fact that she stole all her material from black poets so pic.twitter.com/Fp9rgdyWAv— . (@ang0l777) March 22, 2021
NOOO RUPI KAUR DELETED HER TIKTOKS OF HER READING MILK AND HONEY AHAHHAHAHAHAHA😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— mahnoor (@plsmahnoor) March 23, 2021
“That Rupi Kaur video made me so uncomfortable,” said another user. Another one noted, “I hate when Rupi Kaur poems get attention cause on one hand poetry is a very vulnerable art and i never wanna look down on someone else’s work but at the same time she makes me so embarrassed to be a poet.”
that rupi kaur video made me so uncomfortable— Cristy 🇵🇷 (@giIthoniel) March 23, 2021
i hate when rupi kaur poems get attention cause on one hand poetry is a very vulnerable art and i never wanna look down on someone else’s work but at the same time she makes me so embarrassed to be a poet— aristos achaos (@lilblackcress) March 23, 2021
This is not the first time Kaur has faced such intense trolling on social media and she has always been really candid about it. During an interview with Vogue UK, the 28-year-old poet revealed that she “cried” a lot because of the relentless trolling and made her feel bad about her work. However, she soon realized that it was their problem, not hers.
“People are always going to have opinions, but I’m here to speak my truth and connect with readers, and that’s it. None of the negative voices matter in the end,” Vogue quoted Kaur, as saying.