Rise by TLC empowers female artists to take on internet trolls with the launch of ‘Trolled’



~Famous VJ Bani J hits back at trollers in the musical video~
 
Mumbai, June 05, 2018: It’s time for the social media trollers to get trolled! 3 female artists: 3 videos - whether they’re being body shamed, trolled for their fashion sense, for speaking up, or just being themselves! These women, in the form of a quirky, originally composed music video, and lyrics packed with punchlines will give it back to their trollers. The first to feature on Trolled, is VJ Bani who hits back at misogynist Trollers, and hits back hard. Trolled will premiere on RISE BY TLC, a digital first channel for women, by women.

Popular VJ and actor Bani J, will be seen debuting as a singer in this quirky and original music video where she will be seen slamming the cowardly trolls. YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xBGffX8jhI&feature=youtu.be 
“Mard… half mard... Man. Kya karna cha rahi ho? Pura din gym mein hi rehti ho? Kaun Karega shaadi?  Tattoo ki dukan… Thoda toh ladki ki tarah bano... A lot of people like to throw these words around just like they love to throw their opinions in your face; shove them down your throat and then stuff you until you suffocate into a neat little column or box and file you away where you can no longer serve as a threat to their narrow minded, never expanding nor evolving selves. 'They' don't have the patience, the space in those tiny heads that are kept at alarmingly limited capacities by believing all the shit they have been fed. Beliefs of how one is supposed to BE, THINK, BEHAVE and of course LOOK,” said, Bani J, speaking her heart out.

“When TLC came to me with this for a song to get back to the trolls, I was so excited because I really do believe that judging people and making assumptions about them is completely pointless. Like, who are we to judge one another? It’s all ego and insecurity driven and it’s never going to be productive or fruitful. Let this video be a reminder to you beautiful supportive lot to not look for validation from outside of yourselves, don't get into that column and box just to make someone else happy, do what feels right for you, what makes you happy. Look within, it's there. All you ever need. I have never gotten any kind of happiness by succumbing to someone else’s definition of me or what I am supposed to be like.”

Zulfia Waris, Vice-President, Premium & Digital Networks, Discovery Communications India said, “RISE by TLC aims to give wings to young Indian women with its progressive, clutter-breaking content. It will serve as a platform that provides women a strong voice on a variety of issues in a fun, entertaining manner urging women to move forward, to move society, to challenge norms & ideologies, to move beyond preconceived limitations.”
Watch Trolled on RISE by TLC, available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xBGffX8jhI&feature=youtu.be 

About TLC
TLC is a global brand available in more 279 million households around the world. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.

TLC is an in-home getaway for aspirational viewers who want to experience the best the world has to offer. Providing an extensive mix of programming on travel, cuisine, makeover, fashion, relationship, design and music, it encourages viewers to make the most of their time and live the most rewarding and exciting lives. Travel experts share insiders’ secrets of the world’s most fascinating destinations; celebrated chefs and restaurateurs prepare delectable cuisines; lifestyle personalities reveal their techniques for making body, hair, homes and lives more attractive and wandering cameras uncover the coveted lives of the rich and famous.