A Canadian based magazine glittered online with its cover photo, which is displaying a Tamil bride in a red wedding saree with a slit from thigh- high. On 13th March a photo of Jodi magazine cover was published on facebook, and has a remarkable views on it. For which some have called the cover "a mock of culture," others find it "tasteful and adorable".
Thanuska Subramaniam is the model, sitting on a chair, jazz up with flowers with a red wedding Indian saree and there is a slit in the saree, which has a drawn sharp reaction. On this post, there was one of a comment which is,
"Please show me somewhere where a legal Tamil bride dresses like this... way to make a bothering of our society,"
There were other comments as well, which are,
"It's a mere unpleasant skin show affair and they labelled as 'Tamil bride'. And this never happens in todays for a 'Tamil bride'. There's no harm if u don't like to dress or cover your body parts, I mean to show-off but don't label any society for your free thoughts,"
"Disregard and avoid Jodi Bridal show people if you are a Tamil or South as simple as that,’’
There were even comments, which were against the cover which are,
"Instead of applause the beauty and hard work behind this, people choose to focus on ONE THING instead of the bigger picture. So exposing ones legs is seen as not Tamil? This is a beautiful shot and I'm so happy to know everyone behind this.’’
Another writes, "A case of some Tamils minding the gap a little too much it seems. Get over yourselves; you can't freeze a society in a moment of time like tricky an insect in amber. Society evolve and change and diverge."
The theme of the magazine is ‘Be Bold. Be the Change’. The editor says that they are happy that the cover has started a discussion, they add that bullying of any kind isn't acceptable. The team of the magazine have said that "This cover stands for more than beauty and Tamil culture. Not only is it art, it's an expression of feminism,"
This cover picture has grabbed a lot of attention.