The meme, a take at the 2019 Lok Sabha election, the result of which will likely be declared on Thursday, used to be known as “crass” and “distasteful”.
Oberoi has additionally deleted the tweet.
In his preliminary response to the complaint on Monday, Oberoi claimed it used to be a “non-issue” and other people had been “politicising” the put up unnecessarily.
Oberoi, who reportedly dated the previous Leave out Global in early 2000s, posted a meme with 3 panels, one with him, some other with Salman Khan and a 3rd together with her husband Abhishek and daughter Aaradhya on Twitter.
“Haha! inventive! No politics right here… simply lifestyles,” Oberoi captioned the picture and credited the Twitter account that shared it.
Requested in regards to the controversy over the tweet, Oberoi advised journalists he doesn’t perceive “why individuals are making a large deal about this.”
“Somebody despatched me an inventive meme the place I used to be being made amusing of. I simply wrote, ‘Ha ha,’ and favored the opposite particular person. When any individual makes amusing of you, you will have to chuckle and no longer take it so significantly.
“I even wrote there that there’s not anything political about it. It’s lifestyles and such issues occur in lifestyles that you’re with any individual and then you definately transfer on in lifestyles.”
The actor stated Aishwarya is “glad in her lifestyles and I’m glad in mine”.
“It’s only a small meme. To take it so significantly after which give this kind of large response… The folks, who’re within the meme, haven’t objected to it. However everybody has politicised it.”
Aishwarya is recently in Cannes for the distinguished movie pageant.
Oberoi had drawn a parallel with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
“Infrequently didi call for other people to be installed prison for meme, and now some other people need Vivek Oberoi to be at the back of bars. They couldn’t forestall my movie however now need to forestall me. That is kiddish, ” he stated.
Social media used to be fast to blast the actor, who’s recently selling his upcoming movie “PM Narendra Modi”, over his “distasteful” tweet.
Actor Sonam Kapoor known as the meme “disgusting and classless”′ in a tweet whilst Urmila Matondkar, who’s the Congress candidate from Mumbai North, known as out the actor for no longer having the courtesy of knocking down the tweet in spite of fashionable complaint.
Reacting to Sonam’s tweet, Oberoi stated, “Infrequently other people write such issues on Twitter to seem cool.”
“I wish to ask Sonam what paintings has she carried out for girls empowerment? I’ve been operating on ladies empowerment since Sonam used to be operating on her makeover.
“I’d simply inform Sonam, ‘You’re a excellent lady. I’ve a large number of admire and love on your father. However what you could have written, to that I wish to provide you with a small recommendation. God bless you and want you all of the very best to your occupation however please overact much less on display screen and overreact much less on social media.’”
The Nationwide Fee for Ladies despatched a realize to the actor, asking him to provide an explanation for sharing the “insulting” and “misogynist” tweet.
Within the realize, the NCW stated the actor will have to no longer have carried a minor lady and a girl’s image for a sly reference. A equivalent response got here from Delhi and Maharashtra chapters of ladies commissions.
Oberoi stated it used to be a excellent factor realize has been despatched to him as he would need to meet the ladies fee and put throughout his level.
“I’ll additionally like to give an explanation for myself as a result of I don’t assume I’ve carried out anything else incorrect,” he stated.
Oberoi then stated he doesn’t have any challenge in pronouncing “sorry” and quipped he used to be an “knowledgeable in apologising.”
“You will have to have observed my movies, memes the place I’m conserving my ears to apologise. All I’m pronouncing is that please inform me what incorrect have I carried out. If I’ve carried out anything else incorrect, I can apologise,” he stated.
(With PTI inputs)