Controversy’s favorite child Ram Gopal Varma made contentious remarks on Jallikattu issue. He says people who are protesting don’t even know meaning of Jallikattu.
RGV tweeted saying, “Govt restricts filmmakers to show even crow or dog but allows bulls to be brutally harassed for cultural entertainment #jaijallikattu. Ears ,horns cut,mutilated,tail bones dislocated,poked with knives tortured with nose ropes causing death .#jaijallikattu is Barbarism. Protesting against barbarism of #jaijallikattu is very much in tune with worshipping tribalish/feudal culture of Jayalalitha and Sasikala. Just by giving it name of culture #jaijallikattu cannot escape from it's true tradition of torturing innocent animals for people's pleasure. Each of the #jaijallikattu supporters should be made to run with 100's of Bulls chasing and then I want to hear him talk about his feelings. #jaijallikattu is enjoying a barbarism of making an innocent animal suffer for social entertainment by cowardly hiding behind culture. Celebrities in TN protesting against #jaijallikattu should have their ears pulled n backs hugged by 100s to know the poor animals feelings. Only Because #jaijallikattu supporters are barbarians they want to fight for their right to torture poor innocent defence less animals. If Tamil #jaijallikattu culture is about brutalising poor animals then Al Qaeda's culture of beheading innocent people also is right. Atleast 10 animals should be set after each #jaijallikattu human protestor for him to know what poor bull feels when 1000's are chasing. Torturing defenseless living beings for personal entertainment in the name of culture and tradition is worse than terrorism #jaijallikattu. Instead of chasing a defenseless animal for pleasure why don't #jaijallikattu guys chase a human being..They won't cos they know it pains. None of the #jaijallikattu protestors know neither the meaning nor spelling of culture ..They are just human shaped vultures wanting blood. #jaijallikattu is a true throwback to the tremendously ugly diasporic thinkinginglynonthinking of Tamilian culturastic non culture. Fighting for #jaijallikattu more than who should lead them shows real culture of Tamilians ..I don't want to wish any of them all the best. The choice of their leaders itself tells about the really true culture of #jaijallikattu people more than the poor tortured innocent bulls. Celebrities are supporting #jaijallikattu for votes and tickets ..But who can support poor innocent voiceless animals from barbaric torture? If poor innocent animals also had voting power and could buy tickets no celebrity would have dared to support #jaijallikattu. Bottom line of #jaijallikattu is each supporter should be made to be chased by a 1000 Bulls and then let's see how much they will protest?”
Lady director Sripriya reacted strongly to RGV’s remarks. She says RGV should learn from Telugu actor Mahesh Babu who has lent his support for Jallikattu. “Sad you have lost your head! There are people like Mahesh Babu who respect others sentiments, learn from them Mr. RGV,” said she.