After facing backlash for his unpleasant prank on Saina Nehwal, actor Siddharth has finally issued a public apology to the badminton star. He took to Twitter to share a letter of apology in which he admitted wrongdoing and also explained his true motives behind the remark.
The letter read: “Dear Saina, I want to apologize for my rude joke I wrote in response to one of your tweets a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things, but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, I can’t justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that. As for the joke, if a joke needs explaining, then it wasn’t a very good joke to begin with. Sorry for a joke that didn’t work.”
In an attempt to clarify the intent of his ‘joke’, Siddharth wrote: “I must, however, insist that my pun and humor had none of the malevolent intentions that so many people from all walks of life have attributed. I am a staunch feminist ally and I assure that there was no sex involved in my tweet and certainly no intention to attack you as a woman. Hopefully we can put that behind us and that you will accept my letter. You will always be my champion. Honestly, Siddharth.”
Apparently, Siddharth had responded to Saina’s tweet condemning the prime minister’s convoy security breach by writing, “Subtle dick world champion… thank goodness we have India protectors. Shame on you #Rihanna .” Since then, he has faced a lot of criticism from netizens as well as Saina’s family.
– Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) January 11, 2022