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You Should Not Target A Woman Like That: Saina After Siddharth Apologises Over Tweet

Mumbai: After actor Siddharth issued a public apology to Saina Nehwal over his alleged lewd tweet, the shuttler said, happy that Siddharth has apologised, you should not target a woman like that. Also Read: Actor Siddharth Issues Public Apology To Saina Nehwal, Calls His Tweet ‘Rude Joke’

Actor Siddharth had apologized to Nehwal on Tuesday night, after receiving criticism for his “rude joke” directed towards the badminton player.

“He only said something about me first and then he apologised. I do not even know why it went so viral, I was surprised to see myself trending on Twitter. Happy that Siddharth has apologised, you should not target a woman like that. It is okay, I am not bothered about it, I am happy in my place, God bless him,” Nehwal said after her first-round India Open game.

In his letter of apology posted on Twitter, Siddarth began, “Dear Saina, I want to apologise to you for the rude joke that I wrote as a response to a tweet of yours, a few days ago. I may disagree with you on many things but even my disappointment or anger when I read your tweet, cannot justify my tone and words. I know I have more grace in me than that.

Further, he apologised for his joke. “As for the joke…If a joke needs to be explained, then it wasn’t a very good joke, to begin with. Sorry about a joke that didn’t land,” he penned.

Earlier, actor Siddharth had courted controversy after retweeting a post by Nehwal in a Twitter post on January 6, in which he expressed concern over the security breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Punjab on January 5.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) had also asked Twitter to block the account of actor Siddharth over his “sexist” tweet against ace badminton player Saina Nehwal.

Various activists have slammed Siddharth over his comments, calling it “sexist, misogynistic” and demanded that he should apologize to Nehwal.

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