Actor Rishi Kapoor has once again landed himself in the soup. This time for his sexually loaded tweet demeaning the US Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton. He is being called a ‘sexist’ and ‘misogynist’.
He posted a meme showing Hillary coughing with “Monica, is this right?” written on the picture. The obvious sexual connotation that makes a reference to Monica Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom her husband and former US President Bill Clinton has had a torrid affair, is tough to miss. He captioned the meme as, “History being checked! Tx for it ABjr. If it wasn’t RIGHT, it would have LEFT a bad taste (sic).”
History being checked! Tx for it ABjr. If it wasn't RIGHT,it would have LEFT a bad taste pic.twitter.com/p6MmEnC5uh— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 27, 2016
Immediately after his lewd tweet, people started lambasting him. “Male Chauvinism at its best!” wrote @shradaH41. Another user
@faiyazasm wrote: “Cheap. Crass. Misogynistic.” In response, Kapoor tweeted back: “... Don’t like it,delete me, like I do. F&#k you!”
When HT contacted him, he defended himself saying, “People have a perverted mind. It could be Hillary clearing her throat and asking Monica if this is the right way to speak on the mic. All of this is their dirty mind.”
The 63-year-old added,“I keep telling people who follow me, that it’s all in jest and fun. I know it came across as a sexist and misogynistic remark but that was not the intention. I had also put up Donald Trump’s picture saying ‘expect a howler’, maybe I shouldn’t have.”
He also blames the person who forwarded it. “It was a meme... a forward, and just because it comes under Rishi Kapoor’s name it becomes a big issue,” says the actor, whose tweet thanks ABjr for forwarding it, hinting that actor Abhishek Bachchan, popularly called AB junior, forwarded it.
Why are people so judgmental and moralistic on this platform? Don't like it,delete me,like I do. Fuck you! It's my prerogative to comment— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 27, 2016
He says, “I don’t mind if people take offence... People have absolute liberty to say what they want to. Even I do things I want to... If I make a mistake, I apologise.”
In the past, he was called out for body shaming actors Huma Qureshi and Sonakshi Sinha.