No nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists.#BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 5, 2022
Replying to this tweet, Siddharth, who is always known for grabbing limelight through his tweets, shared a rather very sexist and lewd comment against the Badminton world champion. The tweet said, “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India.”
“COCK & BULL”
That’s the reference. Reading otherwise is unfair and leading!
Nothing disrespectful was intended, said or insinuated. Period. 🙏🏽
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 10, 2022
The comment took the Internet by storm as many actors had tweeted in support of Saina Nehwal, condemning the comments passed by Siddharth.
This is really crass, Siddharth. You just contributed to what a lot of us women are fighting against.
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) January 10, 2022
Sid you are a friend but definitely wasn’t expecting this from you. It’s very crass. I am sure Uncle n Aunty wouldn’t be proud of you. Don’t get carried with your hatred towards an individual. https://t.co/0NjR4NWMuZ
— KhushbuSundar (@khushsundar) January 10, 2022
Following this, the National Commission for Women (NCW) also took the matter into cognizance. “@NCWIndia has taken cognisance. Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @DGPMaharashtra for investigating & registering FIR in the matter. NCW has also written to @TwitterIndia for blocking the actor’s account & to take appropriate action against him for posting such remarks,” the NCW official page had tweeted.
— NCW (@NCWIndia) January 10, 2022
Despite several women leaders and activists calling out Siddharth for his tweet, the actor has now out put another tweet justifying his remark.