Salman Khan is not good with his words. He should definitely hire an official spokesperson for himself. How come every time he speaks, he finds himself in a pool of controversial hot water?
His recent stint at ‘Sultan’ promotions was no different.
“When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight.”
From being a murderer to being a virgin and an abusive boyfriend, Salman’s history was fit perfectly into 140 characters.
@shreemiverma what a disgusting man well what do we expect he is a murderer — NDeFiore (@NoahDefiore) June 20, 2016
@shreemiverma what a disgusting man well what do we expect he is a murderer
— NDeFiore (@NoahDefiore) June 20, 2016
However, it turns out that Salman said something more following the above comment, something which went unreported. According to Indian Express, soon after the rape comment, the journalists realized Salman’s faux pas.
Here’s what the media trended – “When I used to walk out of the ring, after the shoot, I used to feel like a raped woman. I couldn’t walk straight.”
And here’s what he actually said – “When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out….I don’t think I should have (pauses). It feels like the most difficult….I couldn’t take steps. I couldn’t take steps.”
But if we see it from the other side, the actor immediately retracted his statement.
He could have been arrogant and unapologetic without an immediate retraction of ”I don’t think I should have”. But when someone immediately retracts his statement, it reflects his embarrassment and apology.
Secondly, you’ve got no right to be perturbed by a celebrity mouthing such things. If you choose an ”entertainer” to be your role model for moral values, that’s your problem- not his.
Nevertheless, Salman Khan should apologize for publicly making such an objectionable statement. Being a public figure who’s celebrated nationwide, it becomes his responsibility to clear the air of misunderstanding and put forward his views on gender neutrality.
Please hire a spokesperson. Or maybe just proof read your statements before saying them out loud.