'Got Carried Away': Hardik Pandya Apologises After Facing Flak for Sexist Remarks on 'Koffee With Karan'
Pandya's apology comes days after the episode featuring him and KL Rahul on 'Koffee With Karan' caught everyone's attention for Pandya's outrageous statements about women and his sexual activities.
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Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya issued an apology on Wednesday after his appearance on the latest episode of Koffee With Karan drew criticism from every quarter for his 'misogynist', 'sexist', and 'racist' remarks.
Taking to Twitter, Pandya admitted that he 'got a bit carried away with the nature of the show' and he meant no disrespect to anyone.
"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect," Pandya wrote on his Twitter page.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 9, 2019
His apology comes days after the episode featuring him and KL Rahul on the popular celebrity talk show hosted by Karan Johar caught everyone's attention after Pandya passed some outrageous comments about women and his sexual activities on the national television.
Karan Johar: "Why don't you ask women their name in a club? What do you talk about, then?"
Hardik Pandya: "I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I'm little from the black side so I need to see how they move."
On the show, Pandya also 'boasted' about his 'scene' with women and how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents.
As soon as the episode was aired, Twitterati called the Indian all-rounder out for his 'misogynistic' and 'creepy' approach towards women.
Watching Koffee with Karan (or however you spell it) with Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul and the toxic masculinity and racism egged on by Karan Johar’s giggles are the reason why Indian men are encouraged to unapologetically misogynistic. Unfortunate!
— Sanjana Chowhan (@Sanjanachowhan) January 6, 2019
Someone please tell Hardik Pandya that what he thinks is a 'cool-idgaf-badboy' image comes out as nothing but creepy and gross.
— n. (@FeistyFangirlx) January 6, 2019
A thread on all the creepy, misogynist, racist, and problematic things Hardik Pandya said on Koffee With Karan:
1) KJo: Why don't you ask women's names at nightclubs?
HP: I like to watch and observe how they move. I'm little from the Black side so I need to see how they move.
— Sreeparna Mazumder (@Sreeep) January 6, 2019
Watching @koffeewithkaran, a show so entertaining and a mass favourite was a huge disappointment today. Mr Cool objectifying women around him seemed like a coffee affair passed away in few giggles. Sadly, He represents our National Team.#HardikPandya #koffeewithkaran
— Shivani Asthana (@ishivaniasthana) January 6, 2019
Meanwhile, Pandya's apology has attracted mixed responses from Twitterati.
it will be good if you show all your skills on- field rather than off field.
— Venkatesh (@Imvenkii91) January 9, 2019
Chup chhichhore...nobody becomes a sexist in one day or by the atmosphere of the show!you are just a sadakchhaap with no decency
— Prachi Das🇮🇳 (@PrachiNotDesai) January 9, 2019
I keep saying this Hardik and I would like to reiterate it brother, you have the talent but don’t let it go the Vinod Kambli way. For now it seems this glam and too early found stardom has affected your play. Pls focus on the cricket and let go off all this froth. Else very soon.
— Nitin Sharma (@sharmanitin12) January 9, 2019
Tension na le Bhai no one takes you seriously .....abhi bahut khelna parega tab lenge long seriously
— D San (@sndipdubey) January 9, 2019
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