ARTS & CULTURE
08/09/2014 07:00 am ET | Updated Aug 11, 2014

The Disturbing Fashion Shoot That Enraged Twitter

This past week, an Indian fashion photographer by the name of Raj Shetye released photos of a new series called "The Wrong Turn" and well, it definitely took a wrong turn.

The photos depict a bus gang rape that unintentionally reflects a true-life incident. Although the photographer's goal was not to mirror the exact circumstances of the crime but to raise awareness about the issue of female safety in India, Twitter had its own judgments.

The photo shoot sparked a bit of an outrage, as one person remarked, "If this doesn't glamorize gang rape, then what does?" Raj Shetye's website is currently down, and it's safe to say this spread was a major flop. Scroll down to read more reactions.

Yikes — did this photo shoot try to glamorize gang rape? http://t.co/2lalnUPhBx pic.twitter.com/EOjiCCLAHQ

— Bustle (@bustle) August 6, 2014

Indian 'bus gang rape' photo shoot sparks outrage http://t.co/KwGxjPbH2o (Photo: Raj Shetye) pic.twitter.com/DiSTu69b2k

— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) August 6, 2014

#ICYMI: “If this doesn’t glamorize gang rape, then what does?” http://t.co/cPfPfZxPZz

— sherights (@sherights) August 7, 2014

What happens when a fashion shoot goes all wrong, Raj Shetye? It turns glamour into garbage: http://t.co/K4FbQWV7sd pic.twitter.com/sLFwm90VPt

— Brown Girl Magazine (@BrownGirlMag) August 6, 2014

Raj Shetye photographs. Rape isn't a fashion accessory.
#thewrongturn

— Eesha (@Eesydney) August 7, 2014

Photographes de mode en mal d'inspiration? Pas de problème, mettez en scène un viol! http://t.co/513ACASshw pic.twitter.com/7wHT9vh6Dg

— 0Ticket4FashionShows (@0Ticket4Fashion) August 7, 2014

Raj Sheyte, releasing #TheWrongTurn fashion images inspired by the Nirvhaya Delhi gang rape - really not the best of moves.

— Zarah Sra (@ZarahSCouture) August 6, 2014

what kind of person thinks this up '-- glam fashion photoshoot inspired by the nirbhaya rape .. http://t.co/vLWuZoEykO

— Harini Calamur (@calamur) August 7, 2014

'The Wrong Turn' raises sparks outrage with gang-rape tinted images >> http://t.co/qgUCMM68NR #fashion #TheWrongTurn

— FashionUnited_UK (@FashionUnitedUK) August 6, 2014

Pondering how to aware myself on leering at a photo-shopped and beautified depiction of Nirbhaya's plight.The turn moved wrong #thewrongturn

— Tanvi Srivastava (@Tanvincredible) August 5, 2014

Drawing inspiration from the wrong places. #Rape #Nirbhaya #FightTheStench #ArmpitActivist #RajShetye #TheWrongTurn pic.twitter.com/ymmf6WLvuq

— Armpit Activist (@ArmpitActivist) August 6, 2014

What the f*ck! A photo shoot evokes scenes from the Indian bus gang rape http://t.co/neq5XeHabq via @HuffingtonPost pic.twitter.com/UDTR1T3zRp

— Rashell Habib (@RashellHa) August 7, 2014

Not necessary, that the fairly educated and urbane are gender sensitive. What u did wasn't artistic too. #badtaste #thewrongturn.

— Daniel Francis (@Chalta_hai) August 8, 2014

#DelhiRapeInspiredFashionShoot ???!!!! #Disgusted #Appalled #Shocked #TheWrongTurn What were they thinking??!! http://t.co/Qko8BKefMj

— Sidra Iqbal (@SidraIqbal) August 6, 2014

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