Actor Vivek Oberoi, who was heavily criticized by the fans and the celebs for sharing the meme of Aishwarya Rai, has apologised for the act and deleted his tweet on the same.
“Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies tweet deleted,” the actor tweeted today (Tuesday, May 21) morning.
Sometimes what appears to be funny and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others. I have spent the last 10 years empowering more than 2000 underprivileged girls, I can’t even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever,” he wrote.
Vivek Oberoi was shredded for sharing the meme and was also served notices from the National Commission and the Maharashtra State Commission for Women.
The meme featured photos of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with actor Salman Khan, with Vivek Oberoi and with her husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya. The pictures were captioned “opinion polls”, “exit polls” and “results”.
Within minutes, Twitter skewered the actor, who also captioned his post saying: “Haha! creative! No politics here…just life.”
“I have no problem in apologising, but tell me what wrong have I done? If I have done something wrong I will apologise, I don’t think I have done anything wrong,” the actor was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI.
He had also added that he was just praising the creativity of the person and it was not his intention to hurt anybody’s sentiments.
He was not only criticized by his fans and followers but also by the Bollywood celebs. Actress Sonam Kapoor, Film Critic Rohit Jaiswal, sportsperson Jwala Gutta were amonge those who slammed the actor for his tweet.
Disgusting and classless. https://t.co/GUB7K6dAY8— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) May 20, 2019
Extremely absurd of you to tweet this!! Disappointing!— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) May 20, 2019
Brother with all due respect.... this is not Good, delete it ryt now.... I have been ur supporter but this is Bad...Genuinely Bad...— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) May 20, 2019