He posted: “Haha! creative! No politics here….just life.”
We wonder, what was funny about dragging a successful woman and her 7-year-old daughter into classless memes like these for the sake of it. This is utterly disgusting and a condemning act by the actor. As a citizen and a public figure, one needs to realise the roles and responsibilities that come along with it.
Much to our opinion, many celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Chinmayi Sripaada condemned the act.
Vivek Oberoi however stated that it was a “laughable meme” and that “those who were involved in it did not say anything to it.
And, we’re again wondering if that gives him the audacity to put the actress’ personal life at stake.
Finally, the actor decided to apologise on social media. He stated, “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.”
He further added, “Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies. tweet deleted.”
But, that is not where it stopped. The National Commission for Women has issued a legal notice against Vivek Oberoi. Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of NCW tweeted, “This tweet is absolutely Disgusting, distasteful, and degrading a women. @NCWIndia will be serving notice to @vivekoberoi”.
— rekha sharma (@sharmarekha) May 20, 2019
Soon after that, a news agency shared, “National Commission for Women issues notice to actor Vivek Oberoi demanding explanation over his tweet on exit polls.”