Outrage over actor Siddharth for calling Saina Nehwal “Subtle Cock Champion”

Rang De Basanti actor Siddharth has been in the news quite a lot lately, not for his work but for his controversy. Siddharth responded to badminton champion Saina Nehwal’s tweet which had read, “No nation can claim itself to be safe if the security of its own PM gets compromised. I condemn, in the strongest words possible, the cowardly attack on PM Modi by anarchists.

#BharatStandsWithModi #PMModi.” The tweet was posted after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security lapse in Punjab, to which Sidhharth responded with, “Subtle cock champion of the world… Thank God we have protectors of India. Shame on you #Rihanna.”

Netzines criticized the actor for his “sexist” remarks directed at Nehwal after he posted this tweet. A twitter user wrote, “World Class Badminton Champion Saina Nehwal tweets against the major security lapse of India’s Prime Minister. Actor Siddharth takes a nauseating sexist dig at her.” Another user went furious over Siddharth who wrote, “Fabricated stories of TekFog neither have any proof that LW propaganda paddlers got abused nor any big RW account involved in so called abusive tweets. But we have proof of LW account @Actor_Siddharth offering sexual slurs to national star who supports PM.”

After receiving hate from all over the nation, he posted a follow-up tweet four days later clarifying his intentions not to be disrespectful. This is certainly not the first time the actor has been bashed on twitter. Especially those critiquing right-wing politics and the Modi-led BJP government, his tweets are well-known on social media.

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