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Jacqueline Fernandez’s followers are furious because she hugged a boy even when he said no

Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
May 29, 2018 06:23 PM IST

Jacqueline Fernandez’s latest Instagram post is not a hit among her fans.She is being criticised for hugging an unwilling boy on a dance reality show.

Jacqueline Fernandez is getting schooled in the importance of consent by her fans and followers on Instagram. The actor posted a video in which she is hugging an unwilling child on Monday, and the reactions on it are not positive.

Jacqueline Fernandez with Salman Khan and a young participant on Dance Deewane.(Instagram)
Jacqueline Fernandez with Salman Khan and a young participant on Dance Deewane.(Instagram)

The actor was on dance reality show Dance Deewane with her Race 3 co-stars Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor to promote their film. In the video, she says she liked a young boy’s performance and expressed that she wanted to hug him. The boy, however, clearly said that he doesn’t want to hug her because ‘he isn’t feeling like it.’ Salman decided to jokingly drag Jacqueline to the stage, held onto the boy as she came close and gave him a hug. Salman asks him to hug her again but the boy simply bumps into Jacqueline who rubs his tummy.

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The fans are furious at her for not respecting the boy’s decision and hugging him anyway. “All I can see is a visibly uncomfortable child. Jesus! What the f*** man? The child clearly said no and you have the audacity to post this on Insta,” a comment read. “Where is your respect for the child’s preference/choice. He did not want to touch/hug you and categorically stated that. But yet you and Salman showed no respect for that just because he is a child?,” wrote another.

“What part of no you did not understand when the child says he doesn’t want to hug? he’s visibly uncomfortable when you touched him. Just bcuz you’re an actor and think he’s cute, cannot force yourself on anybody. Ever heard about consent? Probably you go on lecturing about how important a consent is when it comes to women and kids, does that not apply to you as well? And rubbing his belly like he’s your pet? Seriously?,” read another comment. Here are a few more:

Recently, singer Papon was heavily criticised for forcibly kissing an 11-year-old female contestant on singing reality show, The Voice India Kids.

After a video surfaced online showing Papon kissing a minor girl, a Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan filed a complaint against the singer for allegedly assaulting a minor on a reality show where he was one of the mentors. While the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has ordered a probe into the matter, the Maharashtra state government also asked for a separate investigation into the matter.

A day after apologising for the incident on social media, Papon took to Twitter to announce he wanted to quit the show. “Since I am in no mental state to fulfil most of my professional obligations, I have decided to step down as a judge on the show till the matter in which I have been falsely implicated is fully resolved and the investigations are over. I have full faith in the judicial system and eventually the truth will prevail. In the interim I would appreciate that my privacy is respected,” he had said in a statement.

Race 3 is directed by Remo D’Souza and is scheduled for a June 15 release.

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