Virender Sehwag took it too far when he parodied a martyr’s daughter’s statement about the war having killed her father. In a joke made in very bad taste, Sehwag started something that didn’t sit right with people on social media.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2017
Actor Randeep Hooda made the colossal mistake of laughing at this joke. Twitter and Facebook have since been overflowing with messages berating him for having done so.
After having parried many an admonishment on Twitter, Hooda decided to switch to a medium that allows him to write more than 140 characters at a time. In a rather long statement on Facebook, the actor has clarified his reaction. It begins with the words
Don’t hang me over a laugh.
Here’s Hooda’s original post. Read and decide for yourself whether or not he’s in the wrong:
As for Sehwag, he may have hit hundreds of boundaries on the field, but this one was a total swing-and-a-miss. If he hadn’t tried so hard to be Mr. Funny Guy, so many feathers would’ve stayed unruffled. And people like Randeep Hooda wouldn’t find themselves eating their words. Or their LOLs! Ah well!