"I apologise profusely"
Filmmaker Karan Johar has apologised for sharing several “insensitive” social media posts amid the coronavirus pandemic after watching a video which ridiculed celebrities as being the “real heroes.”
The video in question featured various frontline workers like doctors, nurses, store workers and more speaking about the difficulties they have been facing daily.
Undoubtedly, during the coronavirus lockdown, frontline workers have been working rigorously to support the public.
The video sarcastically highlighted how instead, celebrities were the true heroes during this difficult time.
One person in the video sarcastically mentioned American TV show host Ellen DeGeneres who compared quarantining in her lavish house to a stint in prison.
Another person pointed out that they had lost their job and watching celebrities enjoying their lives in their plush mansions is what they needed.
Upon watching this hard-hitting video, Karan Johar took to Twitter to apologise for his unintentional “insensitive” social media posts.
The filmmaker has been actively sharing Instagram videos of his twins; Yash and Roohi, who poke fun at him.
His videos have also shared glances inside his extravagant home which features his walk-in wardrobe. He wrote:
“This hit me hard and I have realised many of my posts may have been insensitive to many … I apologise profusely and wish to add none of it was intentional and came from a place of sharing but clearly may have lacked emotional foresight …. am sorry!”
This hit me hard and I have realised many of my posts may have been insensitive to many…I apologise profusely and wish to add none of it was intentional and came from a place of sharing but clearly may have lacked emotional foresight ….am sorry!??? https://t.co/MO3kHkDQdo
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 25, 2020
This is not the first video to hit out at celebrities. In fact, Bollywood filmmaker Farah Khan also condemned celebrities for constantly uploading fitness videos.
Taking to Instagram, she shared a video, in which, she said:
“Stop making your workout videos and bombarding us with it.”
“I can understand that you are all privileged and you do not have any other worries in this global pandemic expect for looking after your figure.
“But some of us, most of us, have bigger concerns during this crisis. Toh please humare upar reham kijiye aur aapke workout videos bandh kar dijiye.
“And if you can’t stop, then please don’t feel bad if I unfollow you.”
Furthermore, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza also called out people for posting food videos during this global crisis as people are suffering from a lack of food.
There is no denying the coronavirus outbreak has affected millions of people across the globe. Yet, it is the frontline workers who continue to work hard to support the public.