Hardik Pandya apologises for misogynistic remarks: Got carried away by nature of Koffee with Karan
Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya's appearance on Koffee with Karan season 6 drew a lot of criticism for his 'misogynist', 'sexist' and 'racist' remarks. On Wednesday, Pandya issued an apology on his Twitter account, stating that he got a bit carried away by the nature of the show.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) January 9, 2019
His apology comes days after the episode featuring him and KL Rahul on the popular celebrity talk show hosted by Karan Johar. On the show, Pandya narrated an incident where he was out partying with his parents and revealed that he had told his parents about the women he had a "scene" with. "And I actually had to tell them. This one. This one. This one," he had said on Koffee with Karan. As soon as the episode was aired, Twitter called out the cricketer for his 'misogynistic' and 'creepy' approach towards women.
Watching Koffee with Karan (or however you spell it) with Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul and the toxic masculinity and racism egged on by Karan Johar’s giggles are the reason why Indian men are encouraged to unapologetically misogynistic. Unfortunate! — Sanjana Chowhan (@Sanjanachowhan) January 6, 2019
A thread on all the creepy, misogynist, racist, and problematic things Hardik Pandya said on Koffee With Karan:
1) KJo: Why don't you ask women's names at nightclubs?
HP: I like to watch and observe how they move. I'm little from the Black side so I need to see how they move.
— Sreeparna Mazumder (@Sreeep) January 6, 2019
Watching @koffeewithkaran, a show so entertaining and a mass favourite was a huge disappointment today. Mr Cool objectifying women around him seemed like a coffee affair passed away in few giggles. Sadly, He represents our National Team.#HardikPandya #koffeewithkaran — Shivani Asthana (@ishivaniasthana) January 6, 2019
Meanwhile, his apology was met with mixed reactions from Twitterati:
I can imagine him doing a peace sign as he says "Respect". Because that's "West Indies" culture. — Devaiah Bopanna (@devaiahPB) January 9, 2019
it will be good if you show all your skills on- field rather than off field.
— Venkatesh (@Imvenkii91) January 9, 2019
Translation: After reflecting on my comments on Koffee With Karan, women have stopped talking to me, brands have stopped approaching me and my ultra cool family is ashamed of me. So my PR agency told me to apologize. Abhi toh meri phati padi hai. https://t.co/pTrYkBsSCy — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 9, 2019
Updated Date: Jan 11, 2019 21:32:39 IST