Twitter reacts to Imran Khan’s recent statement about women and their clothes

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Recently, in an interview with “Axios on HBO” with journalist Jonathan Swan, which aired earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that “if a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on the men, unless they are robots” which has sparked a global outrage on Twitter.

The topic started off when Swan asked PM Khan about earlier remarks he made pertaining to rape and vulgarity in Pakistan, PM said that it is “such nonsense”.

“I said that the concept of purdah avoids temptation in the society. We don’t have discos here, we don’t have night clubs, so it is a completely different society, and way of life here. So if you raise temptation in the society to the point and all these young guys have nowhere to go, it has consequences in the society.”

Swan asked: “Do you think that what women wear has any affect, that’s part of this temptation?”

“If a woman is wearing very few clothes, it will have an impact on the men, unless they are robots. I mean it’s common sense,” replied PM.

His views regarding women and sexual assault cooked up an outrage on Twitter with people from all over the world including Pakistan calling him out for his stance.

The story was covered by Indian TV channel ‘India Today’.

Reema Omer, a legal advisor with the International Commission of Jurists, also expressed disappointment after Khan repeated his stance regarding cases of sexual violence.

Many others also expressed their outrage.