Actor Siddharth has apologised to Saina Nehwal on Tuesday night time after receiving heavy criticism for his “impolite joke” on the badminton participant on Twitter.
The actor had, on January 6, retweeted a publish by Ms Nehwal wherein she had expressed her concern over the safety breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout his Punjab go to on January 5.
In his letter of apology posted on Twitter, Mr Siddarth stated, “Pricey Saina, I need to apologise to you for my impolite joke that i wrote as a response to a tweet of yours, a number of days in the past. I’ll disagree with you on many issues however even my disappointment or anger when i learn your tweet, can not justify my tone and phrases. I do know I’ve extra grace in me than that.”
Additional, he apologised for his joke.
— Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 11, 2022
“As for the joke…If a joke must be defined, then it wasn’t an excellent joke to start with. Sorry a couple of joke that did not land,” he penned.
Mr Siddharth clarified that he had no “malicious” intent and that he’s a “feminist ally”.
“I, nevertheless should insist my phrase play and humour had not one of the malicious intent that so many individuals from all quarters have attributed to it. I’m a staunch feminist ally and I guarantee you there was no gender implied in my tweet and definitely no intent to assault you as a lady,” he added.
He concluded with the hope that she’s going to settle for his letter.
“I hope we are able to put this behind us and that you’ll settle for my letter. You’ll at all times be my Champion. Truthfully, Siddharth,” he signed off.
Beforehand, Saina Nehwal’s father Harvir Singh Nehwal on Tuesday stated that the ace Indian shuttler is sad after the remarks made by actor Siddharth in opposition to her.
“An individual from the cinema trade (actor Siddharth) has made some unhealthy remarks in opposition to Saina (Nehwal) on Twitter. I condemned his assertion. He ought to come out in open and apologise. Our household is actually disturbed. Saina can be sad,” Harvir Singh Nehwal instructed ANI.
The Nationwide Fee for Girls (NCW) had additionally requested Twitter to dam the account of actor Siddharth over his “sexist” tweet in opposition to ace badminton participant Saina Nehwal.
Varied activists have slammed Siddharth over his feedback, calling it “sexist, misogynistic” and demanded that he ought to apologise to Nehwal.
Following the controversy, Siddharth had additionally responded on Monday that he didn’t imply to disrespect anybody and his “delicate cock” tweet contained no sort of insinuation.
“Cock and bull. That is the reference. Studying in any other case is unfair and main. Nothing disrespectful was meant, stated or insinuated. Interval,” he tweeted.
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