Uorfi Javed and Chetan Bhagat get into an online war; the actor blames Bhagat for promoting rape culture
Mumbai (Maharashtra): Uorfi Javed has constantly been in the news, be it for her comments or outfit choices. The actor is famous for her quirky sense of style and is often caught in a row with people who comment on her outfit choices. This time, the ex-Bigg Boss contestant had a tiff with none other than author Chetan Bhagat.
During a recent event, Bhagat gave his two cents on how the mobile phone is becoming a huge "distraction for the youth". He went on to claim that it is becoming a distraction, especially for boys, who spend hours watching Instagram Reels. “Everyone knows who Uorfi Javed is. What will you do with her photos? Is it coming in your exams or you will go for a job interview and tell the interviewer that you know all her outfits?”
Replying to Bhagat's comments, Uorfi then took to her Instagram stories. She asked the author not to promote rape culture and misguide youths. In the first post, Uorfi wrote, “Men like him will always blame the women (rather) than accepting their own shortcomings. Just because you’re a pervert doesn’t mean it’s the girl’s fault or what is she wearing. Unnecessarily dragging me into a conversation, commenting on how my clothes are distracting young boys is such as f****d thing to say. You messaging girls isn’t a distraction for them, Chetan Bhagat?”
Continuing her argument in the next post, she wrote, “Stop promoting rape culture you sickos out there! Blaming a women’s clothes for the behaviour of men is so 80s Mr. @chetanbhagat. Who was distracting you when you messaged girls half of your age? Always blame the opposite gender, never accept your own shortcomings or faults. People like you are misguiding the youth, not me. Encouraging men to put the blame on the women or her clothing when are at fault." She also shared the screenshot of a news headline about his leaked WhatsApp messages.
The actor further wrote, "Guys, let’s not forget how so many women accused him during the Me Too case.”
Chetan Bhagat came in for his own defence on Sunday as he took to Twitter to explain how he has not criticised anyone and how telling young people to stop wasting time on Instagram is not wrong. He wrote, “Have never spoken to/chatted with/met/ known someone where it’s being spread that I have done so. It’s fake. a lie.also a Non issue.Haven’t criticised anyone.And I also think there’s nothing wrong in telling people to stop wasting time on Instagram and focus on fitness and career.”
Have never spoken to/chatted with/met/ known someone where it’s being spread that I have done so. It’s fake. a lie.also a Non issue.Haven’t criticised anyone.And I also think there’s nothing wrong in telling people to stop wasting time on Instagram and focus on fitness and career— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 27, 2022