There are a few words I would like to share with you all.
After our interview on Wedding Ennum Thirumanam with IBC Tamil, I received many negative comments, messages and comparison.
” You can’t speak Tamil. Why is she acting like she can’t speak Tamil? I can’t handle the way she speaks. ” This is some of the comments I received. Not only that. There was also a massive discussion about my Tamil on the related post on my Instagram, which I later deleted.
A language should connect us together as humans, but unfortunately our community degrades each one into certain groups based on the way we speak our mother tongue.
I may have an accent when I speak Tamil, but I’m not ashamed of my roots. This should not define me as a person either. You don’t have the rights to judge anyone based on the way they speak a language.
We all should focus more on supporting each other as a Tamil and spread our culture around the world. Sadly, there are a few who like to put others down to make themselves feel better. If you want to uphold our mother tongue, try to motivate and engorge each other to speak regardless the accent.
I send all my love to those who are uncomfortable or afraid to talk Tamil because of narrow minded people. Don’t let anyone stop you from speaking your mother tongue. You can only try your best. If they can’t appreciate that, it’s their fault, not yours.
Thank you everyone for your love and support. Share your thoughts in the comment box.