"I don't see anything offensive in my tweet," says actor Vivek Oberoi. On Monday, the actor shared a meme featuring Aishwarya Bachchan along with her family members (including her 7-year-old daughter), Salman Khan and Vivek himself. While it irked many on Twitter for posting a lame and offensive meme, Vivek said that he will not apologise since he has not done anything wrong.
He added that people who are involved in the meme have no problem, only politicians are trying to politicise the issue. "They don't have any work and hence, concentrating on silly issues. On the one hand, Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal simply puts people behind jail for a meme. Now, they are targetting me. They were unable to stop my film and hence are now are trying to put me behind bars," Vivek Oberoi told.
He said that he has no problem in apologising, but tell him what wrong did he exactly do. "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." Since the meme referred to Aishwarya's two ex relationships and involved her family members, netizens slammed Oberoi for posting the most stupid meme merely for entertainment purpose. But Vivek says that there is no abuse or obscene image to worry about and called it a creative meme.
In fact, Sonam Kapoor was the first celebrity to slam Vivek Oberoi for the meme, calling it, "disgusting and classless." Later, the director Madhur Bhandarkar also tweeted, "Dear @vivekoberoi, never expected such tweet from u. The trolls may go to any extent and make memes but u as a responsible celebrity should be careful of hurting anyone's dignity. Would request u to apologise and delete the tweet..." In response, Vivek said to Sonam - "I personally feel that she should less overact in her films and should not overreact on social media. Sometimes people do such things to look cool. I want to ask Sonam how much she has worked on women empowerment".
However, the National Commission for Women has issued a notice to actor demanding explanation over his tweet on the exit polls. Rekha Sharma, the NCW chairperson, said "We would like 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."