These days a video of a young man named Shivam Bhardwaj is becoming very viral on Instagram. In this, Shivam is walking the ramp in a Mumbai local train wearing a skirt. This video of Shivam, who runs an account named “theguyinaskirt” on Instagram, has so far received more than 73 thousand likes and more than 1800 users have commented. A large number of people have praised Shivam while some have also criticized him.
Shivam said, ‘When I was editing my reel, I saw the reaction of people on my ramp walk in the local train and it was shocking. Some people were left open mouthed, but there was also one guy who came up to me and asked if I was an artist and that made me happy that there are people who understand.’
Shivam belongs to the LGBTQ community. He himself is gay and supports gender neutrality. Shivam is originally from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. They say that makeup and clothing like skirts should not be limited to any gender.
Shivam says, ‘Men can also wear skirts. People are shocked and do not want to believe because this has not been seen in Indian society so far. That’s why people don’t want to believe that a boy is wearing a skirt. However, I believe that times are changing.
He adds, ‘When women can wear pantsuits, men can also wear skirts. It will not affect his manhood. If you are a man, you will remain a man even if you wear a skirt.
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left home at the age of 19
Shivam says that he always wanted to do something in the fashion industry. But his parents did not accept him. He was 19 when he was asked to leave home. The family members wanted Shivam to become a chartered accountant. After leaving home, Shivam started working in a BPO. After this, when his financial condition improved, he started doing what he liked.
Shivam tells that while living in Meerut, he had bought a skirt for a friend. Then he first tried it on himself. Shivam felt very good during that time. Then her fans had advised her not to upload videos in skirts. However, Shivam did not do so. He uploaded the video. This video went viral on seeing it. Shivam then created an account on Instagram with the name “theguyinaskirt”.