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On the heels of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's New York strip search over visa fraud charges, tensions between Indian and the United States have been heightened.
While the event orchestrated by US authorities has sparked outrage over the supposed disrespect of Indian women in the US, one Indian woman is bringing worldwide attention to the abuse in her own country.
Mallika Sherawat, a famous Bollywood actress and star of The Bachelorette India, has been extremely vocal on women’s issues in India – including child marriage, honor killings, and sexual violence – even as, Mallika claims, some have tried to silence her call for change:
“I think it's a very, very regressive state for women. And I stand by it. Do your homework,” Sherawat fired back at a reporter in a video that has since gone viral.
On Wednesday, the Indian actress joined Piers Morgan in the hosts LA studio, further explaining some of her biggest concerns for women and girls in her home country:
“Right now, this minute we talk, if we do not take a stand on it, there is a woman suffering in India.”
As part of a live, primetime interview, Sherawat also stressed the urgency for all Indian women to take the first steps towards massive change:
“I think that not doing anything about it, not taking a stand on it, is as much a problem. We have to take a stand on it. I love my country. I feel very passionate about it.”
Georgia teen Sam McNair is currently appealing a year-long high school suspension that would stint his graduation hopes, and possibly jeopardize his college sports prospects. Sam’s egregious crime? Hugging a teacher.
After the teacher filed a complaint, McNair was slammed with a sexual harassment charge, and suspended from Duluth High School.
On Wednesday evening, the teen joined "Piers Morgan Live," explaining his surprise with the reaction to an act he considers harmless, and not particularly noteworthy:
“I hug all my teachers just to show appreciation of what they do from me,” he told the host.
As part of a live interview, McNair claimed that the current incident in question marks his first-ever hug-related complaint. Joining her son in studio, April McNair said that if there were any concerns about past behavior before, they should have been raised before things escalated to the current point:
“My thing was, if she had an issue with him prior, I should have been notified or someone in the school should have been notified before this, his senior year," she told Morgan. "You stripped that off him so there's no opportunity for him to even finish up his senior year.”
On Wednesday evening, Piers Morgan opened his studio to comedic royalty, as famous acting duo Carol Burnett and Tim Conway reunited to review their prolific careers, in the process offering their stances on the modern era of what's deemed funny on tv.
The named star of the legendary "The Carol Burnett Show" shared her analysis of how comedy has changed since the 60's and 70's, noting that much of the current writing seems to rely more on crude humor, and less on true wit:
“I just think it's an easy laugh," lamented the 80-year-old icon. "Sometimes I think when I watch some of these shows that they've been written by a teenage voice in a locker room. You know, that just - they're not clever.”
Joining his longtime co-star, Conway offered another aspect of difference between the two eras:
“And you never had to worry about the kids watching it either,” he added. “I mean, you could communicate with the whole family.”
However, don’t confuse Conway and Burnett with a pair of clean-cut straight arrows. As Morgan asked Tim about a final act were staring death in the face, the 80-year-old revealed a crooked fantasy:
“Go holdup a bank. I always wanted to do that and take as much cash I could and run out. And once my five minutes is up, ‘Bang!’ The cops killed me.”