In a recent interview, Ranbir Kapoor, when asked about his father Rishi Kapoor's rather unbridled Twitter rants, had this to say. "Good thing is back then (when he was younger) there was no Twitter. Otherwise, I don’t know what he (Rishi) would’ve written.”
We are not sure what the Jagga Jasoos star will have to say about his father's latest Twitter controversy though.
Yesterday, while the nation was cheering for the Indian women's cricket team, who were playing the English cricket team at the World Cup finals at Lords, Mr Rishi Kapoor cracked a rather inappropriate joke.
Waiting for a repeat of Sourav Ganguly's act on the balcony of The Lords Ground,London,when India beat England 2002 NatWest series final! YO pic.twitter.com/z1XAde3JLb— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 23, 2017
The tweet attracted several responses, most of which wondered if he was drunk while posting the image.
This is effect of nepotism .Ask to yourself is this perfect time to tweet this stupid thing— saurabh dubey (@saurabhdubey10) July 23, 2017
Ye hamesha hi koi fazool baat krte 😜 anyway it's a girl match so relax 🙏🏻— Seemab Ansari (@ansariseemab1) July 23, 2017
Ready for controversy....im sure kuch logo ko apka ye tweet pasand nhi aayega— Urmila Roy (@ummii_roy) July 23, 2017
However, Rishi responded to the angry tweets and wrote:
WHAT WRONG HAVE I SAID? I DIDNT SAY ANY FEMALE PLAYER SHOULD!I ONLY SAID SOURAV GANGULY SHOULD REPEAT HIS SHOW. YOU HAVE A WRONG MIND DEAR!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 23, 2017
Sir aaj jack daniels ya black label 😑— johnny (@o9o9o9o9e) July 23, 2017
The actor insisted that his tweet was misunderstood.
This is not the first Rishi Kapoor tweet to smell of sexism. But to be very fair, the man has also risked disapproval to talk about issues that are important to him. Starting from beef ban to rants against the Gandhi family, Rishi Kapoor has not bothered mincing words.
Here are some of instants of Rishi Kapoor indulging in Rishi-Kapoorism.
1) When he shared a lewd tweet on Hillary Clinton and got trolled.
History being checked! Tx for it ABjr. If it wasn't RIGHT,it would have LEFT a bad taste pic.twitter.com/p6MmEnC5uh— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) July 27, 2016
He tweeted a meme which was apparently shared with him by Abhishek Bachchan. The meme had a picture of Hillary Clinton coughing against the mike and the text read, “Monika, is this right?” which reads like a joke gone terribly wrong. He was probably referring to Monika Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom Hillary Clinton’s husband and former president Bill Clinton had an affair. The people on Twitter fumed over his tweet and called him misogynistic, sexist and insensitive.
2) When he wrote a rather inappropriate tribute to cricketer Hanif Muhammad's
Seen Hanif Mohammadji get out second ball first over to Ramakant Desaiji at Brabourne Stadium,Mumbai,as a kid. RIP! pic.twitter.com/4L3eOiq9yK— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 11, 2016
Many felt that this was not an appropriate tribute to a legendary cricketer.
3) When he posted a map of Delhi, highlighting the places named after the Nehrus and Gandhis (actually, kudos for that).
THINK. There are 64 prominent places named after them only in New Delhi! Do you need that many to commemorate them? pic.twitter.com/zdmVEAaal7— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) May 19, 2016
He had posted a thread of tweets, slamming the Congress Party for naming important places- like roadways, railways, airports etc after the Nehrus and Gandhis.
4) When he tweeted about exercising a personal choice and keeping religion out of meal choices (again, the only Bollywood actor to talk about this controversial issue).
I am angry. Why do you equate food with religion?? I am a beef eating Hindu. Does that mean I am less God fearing then a non eater? Think!!— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) March 15, 2015
The veteran Bollywood actor faced a vicious attack on social media for his tweets against the Maharashtra beef ban.
(Feature Image Source: PTI)