Vivek Oberoi deletes Aishwarya's meme, apologises

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Vivek Oberoi deletes Aishwarya's meme, apologises
Vivek Oberoi deletes Aishwarya's meme, apologises

New Delhi : A day after receiving a lot of criticism for his 'tasteless' meme tweet on Aishwarya Rai, actor Vivek Oberoi deleted his tweet and apologised for his action on Twitter.

The actor tweeted, “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 can’t even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever.”

He added, “Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies. tweet deleted.”

The National Commission for Women (NCW) had issued a notice to Vivek Oberoi over the tweet.

On Monday evening, talking to ANI, Vivek said he had done nothing wrong. He said, “People are saying apologise. I have no problem with apologising, but tell me what wrong have I done. If I have done something wrong, I will apologise. I don’t think I have done anything wrong. What’s wrong in it? Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed at it. I don’t know why people are making a huge issue out of it. Someone had sent me a meme which made fun of me. I laughed at it and I appreciated the person for his creativity. If someone mocks you, you should not take it seriously.”

“Those in the meme don’t have a problem, but everyone else has. Kaam karne jaate hain nahi non-issues ke upar netagiri shuru kar dete hain. Didi put someone behind bars for a meme. People now want me to be behind bars too. They couldn’t stop my film. Now they are trying this,” the actor added.