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Hardik Pandya apologises for comments on KWK

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Wednesday issued an apology for his comments on the celebrity chat show 'Koffee With Karan'.

Pandya, who shared the couch with teammate KL Rahul on the latest episode of Johar's show, was facing backlash for what netizens termed as 'sexist' and 'disrespectful' remarks on women.

On the show, he bragged about not asking the names of women at parties and how he watched them move on the dance floor.

The 25-year-old took to to post he 'may have got a bit carried away with the nature of the show'.

"After reflecting on my comments on Koffee with Karan, I would like to apologise to everyone concerned who I may have hurt in any way. Honestly, I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show. In no way did I mean to disrespect or hurt anyone's sentiments. Respect," wrote.

Here's what the tweeple wrote as soon as the show aired.

"Watching (or however you spell it) with and KL Rahul and the toxic masculinity and racism egged on by Johar's giggles are the reason why Indian men are encouraged to unapologetically misogynistic. Unfortunate!(sic)," wrote one user.

Another user shared, "Too much chivalry expected from a person who I think, can't even spell misogyny, let alone understand or act according to the meaning of it. #HardikPandya #KWK"

"It might have been fun initially to watch two young sportsmen letting their guards down, but the obnoxious and misogynist attitude of Pandya just was too much to take in. At one time, was called a gentleman's sport. Where has all the class gone? #KoffeeWithKaran," wrote another user.


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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 11:40 IST