abuse in it? Is there any obscene picture in it? It is just a creative meme made at the time of elections. I saw it and laughed. I have no problem in saying sorry as I am an expert in saying sorry. But, please, tell me what wrong have I said.”
Post twitteratis raised a hue and cry about Vivek Oberoi’s controversial tweet, it came about that the National Commission for Women (NCW) has issued a notice from Vivek, demanding an explanation for the derogatory tweet. The chairperson of NCW, Rekha Sharma has shared, “We would like him (Vivek Oberoi) to apologise on social media and personally also to the person concerned. If he doesn’t do so, we will see what legal action we can take against him. We will be talking to Twitter to remove that tweet immediately.” Vijaya Rahatkar, Chief of Maharashtra State Commission for Women had said, “We have taken cognizance of actor Vivek Oberoi’s tweet on exit polls and notice is being issued to him.”
Speaking about Twitteratis lashing out at Vivek Oberoi for his controversial tweet concerning Aishwarya Rai’s love life, Sonam K Ahuja, who is always seen standing up for what she feels is right, retweeted Nidhi Razdan’s tweet and deemed the tweet as “disgusting and classless”. Without an ounce of apology, Vivek Oberoi responded to Sonam had shared, “Sometimes people do such things to look cool. I want to ask Sonam how much she has worked on women empowerment.” He had further added, “I would just tell Sonam, ‘You are a good girl. I have a lot of respect and love for your father. But what you have written, to that I would like to give you a small advice. God bless you and wish you all the best in your career but please overact less on screen and overreact less on social media.'”
Amidst all this, we all were waiting to hear from the people mentioned in Vivek Oberoi’s controversial tweet. As per a TOI report, Salman Khan in an interview during the promotions of Bharat, had spoken about the overall meme trend in social media. He had shared, “Main dhyan hi nahi deta. Pehle jaisa tweet hi nahi karta, toh memes kya dekhunga. Main kaam karoon ya comments dekhoon. Main bilkul dhyan nahi deta (I don’t bother about tweets anymore. I don’t tweet anymore the way I used to, so how can I see memes? Should I concentrate on work or should I check memes?).”
Vivek Oberoi had also shared that he hasn’t done anything wrong by posting the tweet and had added, “People are asking me to apologise.
Guys, another lesson learnt on the safe usage of social media? Take a cue!