Reportedly Kushboo has commented to a magazine that “it was fine for girls to indulge in premarital sex after taking care to keep unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases at bay”. In affect she is saying that it is fine to have premarital sex but just take care not to land in trouble.
It is not an Indian way to have premarital sex. It is contrary to Indian culture and beliefs in which man and woman both want to remain a virgin until marriage. Excepting some city dwellers, in India people believe that it is wrong to have sex before marriage.
That’s not an advise an elderly and responsible Indian would like to give it to the younger Indians. She might have forgotten the fact that abstinence is one of the best ways to keep diseases and pregnancies at bay before marriage.
Later she justified her statement by saying that no educated man could expect his partner to be a virgin. This is another malformed thought process. Reacting to this, political parties and many other respected people in society retorted that her remarks are against Tamil values and culture.
On the condition that it was her personal opinion; anything goes. However when she airs it to all Indians through a widely red news media, people are rightly resenting as that’s not what ordinary Indian believes.