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Actor Siddharth pens a apology letter to Saina Nehwal over his sexist tweet

Bollywood entertainer Siddharth has written a ‘letter’ to ace badminton player Saina Nehwal over his crass ‘subtle cock’ joke after she tweeted over PM Modi’s security breach in Punjab last week. In a letter, he said that he would like to apologise for the ‘rude joke’ and claimed he had more grace in him than that tweet.

Siddharth’s letter on Twitter read, ‘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.’

In his note, Siddharth continued: ‘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 it. 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.’

The actor wrapped his open letter with these words: “I hope we can put this behind us and that you will accept my letter. You will always be my Champion. Honestly, Siddharth.”

In the controversial tweet, which is now deleted, Siddharth had written: ‘Subtle cock champion of the world. Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.’ He was responding to Saina’s tweet that read: ‘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. #BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi.’ Last year, Rihanna tweeted in support of the farmers’ protests.

Bollywood entertainer Siddharth has written a ‘letter’ to ace badminton player Saina Nehwal over his crass ‘subtle cock’ joke after she tweeted over PM Modi’s security breach in Punjab last week. In a letter, he said that he would like to apologise for the ‘rude joke’ and claimed he had more grace in him than that tweet.

Siddharth, in his letter, insisted that his ‘subtle cock’ tweet was a joke and his ‘word play and humour’ had none of the malicious intent that so many people from all quarters have attributed to it. He further claimed he is a ‘staunch feminist ally’ and claimed there was no gender implied in his tweet. Siddharth further claimed he had no intention to attack Saina ‘as a woman’. Saina Nehwal had joined the BJP in January 2020.

After Siddharth’s crass tweet on Nehwal went viral, he was pulled up by the NCW which wrote to Tamil Nadu DGP seeking action against Actor Siddharth seeking intervention and appropriate action against him.

By line: Divya Thearia

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