Campaign India Team
Oct 16, 2018

#MeToo: Happy's Bodhisatwa apologises for being 'sexually inappropriate'

The creative head of Happy Mcgarrybowen pens an open letter accepting the consequences of his actions, however severe they are.

#MeToo: Happy's Bodhisatwa apologises for being 'sexually inappropriate'

Bodhisatwa Dasgupta has penned an open-letter apology to "everyone I have been sexually inappropriate with".

Dasgupta was accused of sexual harassment through Twitter and anonymous blog posts. The creative head of Happy Mcgarrybowen's post on medium.com stated:

I remember, quite vividly, how I felt when the first #Metoo story came out. I was sitting at work, and I thought to myself, ‘have I ever been sexually inappropriate with someone?’

My heart sank with the answer, because there was no denying, that I had.

Looking back, I’m not even sure why I thought I could get away with it, or why I even did the despicable, shameful things I did.

But there’s no denying, that I did do them.

I’ve crossed lines, ignored boundaries that should have been there, sent private messages I shouldn’t have, made women (some of them very close friends of mine) feel disrespected and uncomfortable around me.

And for that, I am deeply sorry. I’m aware a sorry doesn’t suffice for the damage I may have caused, but there’s little else I can say.

I accept that there is something that needs fixing in me, and I’m seeking professional help for it.

I accept too, the consequences of my actions, whatever they may be, or how severe they are.

I’m broken, but I’m happy these stories have surfaced. It’s the great wake up call for me, and anyone like me who feels entitled to be a certain way just because it’s gone unchecked for so long.

I remember I was driving home with my daughter from the gaming arcade a few days back, when she asked me if I knew what BYBS was. I didn’t, and I asked her to tell me.

‘Be your best self’, she said and smiled. I dismissed it off as one of the new abbreviations one usually picks up at school. But looking back now, I think it was a sign for things to come.

I’m deeply sorry, again.

See all of our coverage of MeToo allegations in India.

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