Vivek Oberoi, who was in news after the release of his film PM Narendra Modi was stalled last month, is back in news. And that’s because he shared a meme about Aishwarya Rai. Their brief relationship, that began around the time of that infamous press conference in 2003, is well documented. The meme shows Aishwarya Rai’s picture with Salman Khan termed ‘opinion poll’, Rai’s picture with Oberoi termed ‘exit poll’ and Rai’s picture with husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya.
Haha! _ creative! No politics here….just life __
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) May 20, 2019
Apparently ‘humour’ for Oberoi, this terrible meme makes a joke at the expense of Aishwarya Rai’s past and current relationships. Rai’s relationships with Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi and then Abhishek Bachchan being dug up for an empty laugh is absolutely unfortunate. For Oberoi to make the actual effort to share a joke from his own account, that even involves a minor, it’s hardly surprising that he’s getting a lot of flak for it.
Oberoi has always maintained himself to be a champion for chivalry, and always claimed to have conducted himself as a ‘thorough gentleman’. Except when Oberoi compared Aishwarya Rai to ‘Tupperware plastic’ on Farah Khan’s chat show, Tere Mere Beech Mein. Oberoi did this without naming Aishwarya Rai obviously, but it shows his scant respect for his former partner. This meme is just another instance of Oberoi’s lack of manners, especially when Aishwarya Rai has maintained a dignified silence about him.
— meghnad (@Memeghnad) May 20, 2019
Someone is stuck with his past even after getting married to millionaire’s Daughter.
— Mohammed Zubair (@zoo_bear) May 20, 2019
Plz. Don’t spread this pics its demeaning to a woman N a torture to her child too.. Plz a humble request
— RiA (@RiaRevealed) May 20, 2019
That’s quite in bad taste… Show some respect for women !
— Kamlesh Sutar (@kamleshsutar) May 20, 2019
Extremely absurd of you to tweet this!! Disappointing!
— Gutta Jwala (@Guttajwala) May 20, 2019
Get over it. This meme isn’t about you and you know it well. Your disguised and sly attempt of popularizing this crass graphic on aishwarya can only fool some dumb folks here. Jerk!
— shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) May 20, 2019
Dude wtf is wrong with you?
— Ishita Yadav (@IshitaYadav) May 20, 2019
Distasteful. Move on Mr. Oberoi https://t.co/BbLskLUoLh
— Nidhi Razdan (@Nidhi) May 20, 2019
Disgusting and classless. https://t.co/GUB7K6dAY8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) May 20, 2019
It must be noted that Oberoi’s film is now scheduled to come out this Friday.