Actor Vivek Oberoi deleted his tweet a day after sharing an offensive meme on exit polls featuring actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan. The actor also posted his apologies saying that he has always been careful about respecting the opposite gender.
He faced a backlash from netizens and celebrities for sharing a meme which featured three set of photos. While one referred to 'opinion poll' having a picture of Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, next was the 'exit poll' depicting himself with the actress and the third showing 'result' which had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her husband Abhishek Bachchan and their seven-year-old daughter Aaradhya.
Vivek even captioned it saying,"Haha! Creative! No politics here just life!"
After deleting it, the actor on Tuesday morning wrote, "Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies tweet deleted."
"Sometimes what appears to be funny and harmless at first glance to one, may not be so to others. I have spent the last 10 years empowering more than 2000 underprivileged girls, I can't even think of being disrespectful to any woman ever," he wrote.
Earlier, during the first screening of his forthcoming film "PM Narendra Modi", he justified the post saying, "Someone sent me a meme, I laughed at it and gave a response. It doesn't have bad words, it has nothing abusive, no sensational photo... It has a beautiful family photograph of Aishwarya, Aaradhya and Abhishek together, and they are happy... May God give them lots of happiness."