11th December 2023,Mumbai: Bigg Boss 17 is setting the stage on fire with its drama-packed episodes, and Vicky Jain finds himself at the center of a heated controversy. Amidst the clashes and theatrics, Abhishek Kumar, known for his temper, targeted Vicky Jain with age-shaming comments during a heated argument, leading to a strained friendship and heightened tensions in the house.
Abhishek Kumar vs. Vicky Jain: A Fallout Over Age
What began as a camaraderie between Abhishek Kumar and Vicky Jain took a sharp turn when Abhishek resorted to age-shaming during their altercation. Accusing Vicky of engaging in a dispute despite being in his forties, Abhishek’s comments sparked criticism from fellow contestants, with Samarth Jurelbeing one of the first to call out the inappropriate behavior.
Sidharth Shukla’s Brush with Age-Shaming in Bigg Boss 13
In the turbulent Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth Shukla faced age-shaming from Mahira Sharma and Paras Chhabra. Referring to him as ‘buzurg’ and a ’40-saaal ka buddha,’ the duo took a dig at Sidharth’s age, even comparing it to Mahira’s mother’s age. The perplexing remarks left netizens questioning the rationale behind such attacks.
Avinash Sachdev Labeled ‘Buddha’ in Bigg Boss OTT 2
Within the confines of Bigg Boss OTT 2, Abhishek Malhan and Avinash Sachdev engaged in numerous conflicts. AvinashSachdev, a 37-year-old contestant, faced age-shaming when Abhishek referred to him as ‘buddha,’ accompanied by remarks questioning his intelligence. The clash between the YouTuber and the actor escalated with personal attacks.
Archana Gautam’s Aunty Episode in Bigg Boss 16
In Bigg Boss 16, Archana Gautam found herself a target of age-shaming by MC Stan, who disdainfully referred to her as ‘bastiki aunty.’ The derogatory comment became a contentious moment in the season, emphasizing the persistent issue of age-related insults in the Bigg Boss house.
Sajid Khan’s Buddha Label in Bigg Boss 16
Tensions flared in Bigg Boss 16 as Sajid Khan faced age-shaming from Archana Gautam during a heated exchange. The term ‘buddha’ was hurled at him, intensifying the animosity between the two contestants. The incident highlighted the prevalence of age-related taunts as a means of provocation.
Rahul Vaidya Targets Eijaz Khan’s Age in Bigg Boss 15
Even in Bigg Boss 15, age-shaming persisted as Rahul Vaidya directed derogatory comments at Eijaz Khan. Despite being a finalist, Rahul stooped to the level of mocking Eijaz’s age, adding another chapter to the show’s history of contestants resorting to such low blows.
Rakhi Sawant’s Ongoing Battle Against Age-Shaming
Rakhi Sawant, a prominent figure in multiple Bigg Boss seasons, has consistently been subjected to age-shaming. The peak of this came in Bigg Boss 13 when she was labeled as ‘Bua’ by fellow contestants, emphasizing the enduring nature of age-related insults in the Bigg Boss narrative.
Shefali Jariwala and the Cougar Allegation in Bigg Boss 13
In Bigg Boss 13, wildcard contestant Shefali Jariwala faced age-shaming from Paras Chhabra, who reportedly labeled her a cougar. The incident raised eyebrows, shedding light on how age-related comments can take a sexist turn within the confines of the Bigg Boss house.
Kashmera Shah’s Unsettling Encounter with Age-Shaming in Bigg Boss 14
Even in the latest seasons, age-shaming reared its ugly head. In Bigg Boss 14, wildcard entrant Kashmera Shah became a victim during the nomination process. Nikki Tamboli’s remark about respecting Kashmera due to her age caused a stir, underlining the sensitivity of age-related comments even in contemporary seasons.
Breaking the Chains of Age-Shaming in Bigg Boss
As Bigg Boss continues to be a breeding ground for controversies and conflicts, the recurring theme of age-shaming remains a stain on the show’s legacy. Contestants, despite their celebrity status, often succumb to resorting to derogatory remarks about age, perpetuating a harmful trend that warrants scrutiny. The need for fostering a more respectful environment within the Bigg Boss house becomes increasingly evident, urging both contestants and viewers to reflect on the impact of age-shaming in the realm of reality television.
-by Kashvi Gala