MUMBAI: While the whole nation is looking forward to the final verdict of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Vivek Oberoi decided to take a dig at the exit polls with a tasteless joke referring to his ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai and her relationships, and is now being slammed for it.
Earlier today, Vivek tweeted a collage of three images featuring him, Aishwarya, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya’s seven-year-old daughter Aaradhya.
While sharing the meme, Vivek wrote, “Haha! creative! No politics here….just life.”
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.’
While the actor might have posted the tweet thinking it is funny, the Twitterverse did not share the same feeling. Many called him out for posting the bizarre tweet.
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) May 20, 2019
Comparing the way Salman addresses Aishwarya in public with Vivek’s tweet, a user wrote, “One there is Salman Khan who doesn’t event take Aishwarya’s name without her full name (i.e. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) and then there is vivek oberoi who is so shameless that he is not only sharing such a disrespectful meme but also dragging a minor into this. Shame on you.”
Disgusting and classless. https://t.co/GUB7K6dAY8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) May 20, 2019
“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.
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. https://t.co/0shNo67lpX
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) May 20, 2019
Extremely absurd of you to tweet this!! Disappointing!
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) May 20, 2019
Some other reactions to Vivek’s tweet here:
Brother with all due respect…. this is not Good, delete it ryt now…. I have been ur supporter but this is Bad…Genuinely Bad…
— Rohitt Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) May 20, 2019
Plz. Don't spread this pics its demeaning to a woman N a torture to her child too.. Plz a humble request
— RiA D'Souza (@RiaRevealed) May 20, 2019
How cheap a person can b … @vivekoberoi thinks after his film on #Modi he is reincarnation of #Modi
Look at the level of disrespect for women @SalmanKhanHolic don't u think he has crossed limits @SrBachchan it's disrespect to any women
— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) May 20, 2019
Calling the tweet disgusting and disappointing many asked the actor to take the tweet down and apologise.
Vivek is currently awaiting the release of his film, ‘PM Narendra Modi’, a biopic on the life of India’s Prime Minister. After many delays, the biopic is finally set to release on May 24.
Earlier today, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari unveiled a new poster of PM Narendra Modi featuring the latest release date.