‘Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed’: Vivek Oberoi REFUSES to apologise on controversial Aishwarya Rai exit poll meme
Actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday said he doesn’t see anything offensive in his tweet featuring Aishwarya Bachchan, her daughter, Abhishek Bachchan, and Salman Khan along with him, and will not apologise since he has not done anything “wrong.” “Those who are in the meme have no objection while scores of politicians are trying to politicise the issue. They don’t work on issues but start their politics on such non-issues. There is a ‘Didi’ in West Bengal who puts people behind jail for a meme. Now, these people are demanding to put Vivek Oberoi behind bars. They were unable to stop my film and hence are now are trying to put me behind bars,” Oberoi said.
Refusing to tender his apologies, Vivek Oberoi said: “People are asking me to apologise. I have no problem in apologising, but tell me what wrong have I done. 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.”
Earlier today Vivek Oberoi had tweeted a collage of three images featuring him, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya’s seven-year-old daughter Aaradhya. The post referred to Salman and Aishwarya’s relationship as the ‘opinion poll’, Vivek and Aishwarya’s affair as the ‘exit poll’ and her current family with husband Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya as the ‘final result.’
“Is there anything wrong in it? Is there some 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,” said Oberoi.
“I am waiting for the notice from Maharashtra’s Women Commission and the NCW. I would also like to meet them and give an explanation because I don’t think I have done something wrong,” said Oberoi.
“I don’t know why people are making a huge issue out of it? Someone had sent me a meme which made fun of me. I laughed at it. I appreciated the person for his creativity. If someone mocks you, you should not take it seriously,” he said.