Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi on Monday faced social media wrath after he sensationally likened his past relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai to exit polls. Vivek shared a meme that had three photos of Aishwarya at different phases of her life.
In one of the pics of the collage, Aishwarya was seen with Salman, who she reportedly dated before being romantically linked with Vivek Oberoi. Right at the bottom of the collage, Aishwarya could be seen with her husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya. The meme termed Aishwarya’s relationship with Salman an ‘opinion poll’ and likened her association with Vivek as exit poll while her marriage with Abhishek was the proper result.
While sharing the meme, Vivek wrote, “Haha! creative! No politics here….just life.”
Haha! 👍 creative! No politics here….just life 🙏😃
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) May 20, 2019
His decision to have a laugh at the expense of his former girlfriend did not go down well with social media users. Journalist Pallavi Ghosh wrote, “Shameful .. shows lack of class .. too much to expect an apology even.” “That’s quite in bad taste… Show some respect for women !,” wrote journalist Kamlesh Suttar. Badminton star Jwala Gutta wrote, “Extremely absurd of you to tweet this!! Disappointing!”
Here’s how other social media users reacted”
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) May 20, 2019
Dude wtf is wrong with you?
— Ishita Yadav (@IshitaYadav) May 20, 2019
Brother with all due respect…. this is not Good, delete it ryt now…. I have been ur supporter but this is Bad…Genuinely Bad…
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) 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
How cheap a person can b … @vivekoberoi thinks after his film on #Modi he is reincarnation of #Modi
Look at the level of disrespect for women @SalmanKhanHolic don’t u think he has crossed limits @SrBachchan it’s disrespect to any women
— Dr.Jitendra Awhad (@Awhadspeaks) May 20, 2019
Vivek had famously slammed Salman after he reportedly started to date Aishwarya. However, their relationship was short-lived and she’s now happily married to Abhishek, with whom she has a daughter.
Vivek’s meme allegedly degrading a woman came hours after the exit polls predicted big wins for the BJP with many questioning the authenticity of exit polls.