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Explain What's Wrong, Says Vivek Oberoi After NCW Sends Notice Over 'Misogynistic' Exit Poll Meme on Aishwarya Rai

The National Commission for Women has termed the Twitter post misogynistic, offensive and unethical and demanded an explanation from the actor.


Updated:May 21, 2019, 8:05 AM IST
Explain What's Wrong, Says Vivek Oberoi After NCW Sends Notice Over 'Misogynistic' Exit Poll Meme on Aishwarya Rai
Image courtesy: Vivek Oberoi/ Instagram

New Delhi: Actor Vivek Oberoi has hit back at the National Commission for Women (NCW)'s notice against a post shared by him that compared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s personal life with the Lok Sabha elections exit polls.

"I don't think I have done anything wrong. What's wrong in it? Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed at it," he said in response to the NCW's notice which termed the Twitter post as "misogynistic".

Oberoi, who reportedly dated the actor-former Miss World in early 2000s, had posted a meme featuring her with husband Abhishek, daughter Aaradhya and Salman Khan. "Haha! creative! No politics here... just life," Oberoi captioned the photo.

“..the post made is extremely offensive, unethical and shows disrespect towards the dignity and respect of women in general,” the NCW notice said highlighting that the Twitter post was carrying a picture of a minor girl (Rai’s daughter).

The body's chairperson, Rekha Sharma, also said, "We would like him (Vivek Oberoi) to apologise on social media & personally also to the person concerned. If he doesn't do, we will see what legal action can we take against him. We will be talking to Twitter to remove that tweet immediately."

The post has also enraged netizens with several including Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor and DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal slamming it for being "distasteful" and "crass".

"It is hardly hilarious. It's crass, disgusting and reveals the sick mentality of its 'creator'@vivekoberoi. Evident that the man lacks everything - political as well as life skills," Swati Maliwal, Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Women, said.

(With PTI inputs)

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