Kartik Aaryan opens up about being labelled a 'misogynist'

The actor talked about deleting an Instagram video after he was called out for ‘promoting domestic violence’.


Entertainment Desk May 21, 2020

Kartik Aaryan, Bollywood's newest chocolate hero, addressed his controversy-inducing post on Instagram from last month that led to people accusing him of being a misogynist, reported The Hindustan Times.

In the said TikTok video, Kartik had joked about beating up his sister for not cooking food well.

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Talking to Anupama Chopra, the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor said, "It was said that it promoted domestic violence. Think about it, if that had been the case, don’t you think my sister would have objected? Or my mom? They watched it before we uploaded it."

"Things are sometimes blown out of proportion. After I deleted the video, many people asked me why I deleted it. There are two sides to everything, and you just have to go along. But I am not promoting anything," he added.

He then went on to explain why he deleted the video. "I know it hurts some people’s sentiments, that’s why I deleted it. If someone was even slightly hurt by it, I should just delete it and not get into it. I wouldn’t really care about it," he said.

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He also talked about the fact that he is often accused of having a "blind spot for what could potentially be seen as misogynistic messaging." To this he said that he chooses his films solely after trusting the director’s vision and the flow of the story.

The TikTok video had garnered much controversy with singer Sona Mohapatra saying, "It is a slap in the face of those women who are trapped inside their home due to the coronavirus lockdown, suffering domestic violence."

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