By now it’s known to all that, Kargil Martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur, a student of Delhi University, had alleged rape threats over her social media after her post criticizing the ABVP, a BJP-linked student body. In the controversy, her old post resurfaced and drew fresh reactions over the same. The controversy caught everyone’s attention when former Indian Cricketer Virendra Sehwag trolled her.
That’s not all after Virender Sehwag took a dig at Gurmehar’s social media post, Randeep applauded Sehwag‘s tweet, which did not go well among the users on social media.
Speaking at an event on March 8, Randeep Hooda said that he was not aware of the online threats to Gurmehar Kaur and that his view was blown out of proportion.
“I didn’t know who this girl was. I saw a tweet by Sehwag (former cricketer Virender Sehwag) and I often laugh at his jokes. He makes pretty funny jokes about all kinds of things. And I just laughed at it and left it. I didn’t see the connotation in it then I got some messages, and that some prominent journalists are making comments on it, conversing on it,” the actor said.
He added: “I went back to Twitter, and quickly went on to the internet and saw what was happening on it. I could put two and two together and I immediately said that don’t politicize this poor girl’s point of view. And then those two words were taken (out of context), for ‘poor’ they said that you are misogynist and ‘girl’ they said you are a sexist. I said ‘Hey if it was a boy, I would have said the same thing’.”