Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi faced severe backlash from Bollywood fraternity and a notice from National Commission for Women (NCW) over his obnoxious teet on a mem that made fun of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan and Vivek himself.
Vivek has now deleted his tweet and has apologised after NCW asked him to do so. In his post, Vivek wrote, “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 cant even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever,” said Vivek Oberoi on Twitter on May 22, adding, “Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies tweet deleted.”
NOtably, Vivek, however, stands by what he posted stating, “I have done nothing wrong” and only apologised for his reaction. From Sonam Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar, Urmila Matondkar and many others slammed Vivek Oberoi. In fact, Sonam Kapoor had called out Vivek tweet as , “Disgusting and classless.”
Vivek reacted to Sonam’s tweet saying, “Aap apne filmon mein thoda kam overact karein aur social media pe thoda kam overreact karein (overact less in your films, overreact less on social media). I’ve been working in women’s empowerment for 10 years now. I don’t think this is hurting anyone’s sentiments.”