Mallika Dua Responds To Twinkle’s Apology Letter For Her ‘Lame Jokes’ In The Sassiest Way Ever

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12:51 pm 5 Nov, 2017

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Looks like the Mallika-Akshay bell bajao controversy that started with Akshay Kumar’s insensitive comment Aap bell bajao, main aap ko bajata hun” on his show ‘The Great India Laughter Challenge’ has reached its end. While the actor, Akshay Kumar, because of whom the controversy had started, hasn’t commented on it yet, his wife, Twinkle Khanna, has apologized for all the comments she had made earlier.

 

Earlier, the actor turned author had defended her husband and asked people not to focus on the literal meaning of Akshay’s remark.


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She also ended the debate with a few “lame jokes” that made people really angry. People slammed Twinkle for her insensitive behavior towards a woman despite being a feminist. People even said that Twinkle is being biased towards her husband.

However, the actress has recently posted a long apology on Facebook. Twinkle’s apology made her fans address her as a “brave woman” who dared to come forward and accept her mistake.



Unwise Wisecracks

As I reflect on my actions this past week, I realize that I got pulled into this debate not as a social commentator but as a wife and unlike my normal, slightly rational self, my reaction was purely emotional and without perspective, and I have been rather miserable about it ever since.
I would like to apologize to everyone who felt that I was trivializing the cause of feminism especially because I strongly believe in equality and have been a feminist from the time I was a young woman, much before I even knew the term.
I think this came at a point where I was already reeling from an onslaught of abuse against various members of my family, which started with vicious and personal comments about my mother and went on to a widely shared open letter where the writer as a comeback for my comments about Karva Chauth tried to fling muck at every single member of my family. So when in this latest episode regarding my husband, my five-year-old was also dragged in for something that she had absolutely nothing to do with, I reached breaking point. And with my protective instincts in overdrive, I reacted irrationally with the only tools I have that help me retain my sanity in this fishbowl existence -words and lame jokes -though they have got me into trouble often enough in the past as well.
Once while embroiled in an earlier controversy (the story of my life it seems), I had written that a wise woman keeps her hands firmly in her pockets and does not accidentally unzip anything including her mouth. I am not this woman clearly, but I am going to try to be a little wiser from now on.

 

But to Twinkle’s apology, Mallika has responded in the coolest way. The YouTube sensation talking about the protective nature of parents for their kids made the sassiest comment on Twinkle’s Facebook post.

Here’s what Mallika tweeted:


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We can now hope that the controversy will end now. Let’s wait and watch!


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