Published: Wed, May 22, 2019

Vivek Oberoi apologises for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme after social media backlash

Vivek Oberoi apologises for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan meme after social media backlash

Vivek Oberoi wasn't appreciated for this classless act and was criticized for such a meme by Sonam Kapoor and many others. The tweet related to exit polls. "Apologies. tweet deleted", the actor added.

Vivek further wrote on Tuesday: "Sometimes what appears to be amusing and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others". Oberoi also added that he had spent the last 10 years "empowering more than 2,000 underprivileged girls".

The actor's tweet about Aishwarya Rai also came under the scanner of National Commission for Women, terming it "very disgraceful and in extreme bad taste of #VivekOberoi to put up such a disrespectful post".

Vivek Oberoi has been rocking the headlines since he shared a rather controversial meme about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her alleged ex-boyfriend Salman Khan and her husband Abhishek Bachchan on twitter. The meme compared Aishwarya's relationships to poll results.:"Haha! creative! No politics here....just life" read the caption of the tweet. I've been made fun of in that meme and it's okay, one should learn to laugh at self.

"Those in the meme don't have a problem, but everyone else has", he claimed, linking the controversy to his yet-to-be released biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Actor, Sonam Kapoor and badminton player, Jwala Gutta, were among those who were severe in condemning the actor for sharing these memes.

On Monday night, responding to the controversy Oberoi told reporters that he had shared the meme because he found it amusing and did not understand "why people are making a big deal about this". If I have done something wrong, I will apologise. Kaam karne jaate hain nahi non-issues ke upar netagiri shuru kar dete hain. But I want to respond to what you have written [on Twitter]... They couldn't stop my film. They are too classy to react to such cheap provocation.

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