“You will always be my Champion,” says Actor Siddharth to Saina, calls himself ‘staunch feminist’
After facing a lot of criticism, Actor Siddharth took to Twitter and wrote an apology letter to Saina Nehwal.Author : Priyanka Vinayak
Actor Siddharth ‘sexist’ comment did not go well with the people. He faced a lot of backlash on Twitter. This comes after Saina expressed her opinion on Twitter over Prime Minister’s security breach on January 6. She wrote, “No nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists."
Retweeting her tweet, Siddharth wrote, “Subtle cock champion of the world... Thank God we have protectors of India. Folded hands. Shame on you Rihanna."
After facing a lot of criticism, Actor Siddharth took to Twitter and wrote an apology letter to Saina Nehwal.
In the letter, Siddharth wrote,
“Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for my rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours a few days ago.
I may disagree with you on many things, but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that.
As for the joke ... If a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn't a very good joke to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn't land.
I, however, must insist my word play and humour had none of the malicious intent that so many people from all quarters have attributed to me. I am a staunch feminist ally and I assure you there was no gender implied in my tweet and certainly no intent to attack you as a woman.
I hope we can put this behind us and that you will accept my letter.
You will always be my champion.
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Siddharth’s apology came after National Commission of Women (NCW) has urged DGP Maharashtra to block Siddharth’s account on Twitter.