Filmmaker Karan Johar on Sunday mentioned he’s apologetic for his social media posts, a lot of which can have come off as “insensitive”, at a time when the world is preventing the coronavirus outbreak.
Johar’s put up got here as a response to Australian comic Greta Lee Jackson’s parody video of “normal” folks — two round the clock working medical doctors, an unemployed particular person to a person who was rendered homeless after his landlord refused to lower the lease — taking a jibe at celebrities posting movies from the consolation of their properties about their day.
The video known as out American widespread host Ellen DeGeneres for “broadcasting from her mansion”, Australian presenter Amanda Keller for “dancing around her massive kitchen” to Australian information anchor Samantha Armytage for speaking to her viewers from her “sprawling rural property” and saying, “we are all in this together”.
This hit me arduous and I’ve realised a lot of my posts could have been insensitive to many…I apologise profusely and want to add none of it was intentional and got here from a spot of sharing however clearly could have lacked emotional foresight ….am sorry!🙏❤️ https://t.co/MO3kHkDQdo
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) April 25, 2020
The two minute-long clip shared on Twitter mocked the ignorance of the celebrities and ended with the quote, “We are so glad you are ok. You are the true heroes. Give us your money.”
Sharing this video on the microblogging web site, Johar 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. I am sorry,” he added.
The filmmaker has been importing movies on Instagram along with his twins, Roohi and Yash, amid the lockdown.
Earlier, director Farah Khan expressed her displeasure with tone-deaf Bollywood celebrities importing their exercise movies from house amid the pandemic.
“It’s my humble request from all the ‘celebrities’ and ‘stars’ that please stop making your workout videos and bombarding us with it. I can understand that you all are privileged and you don’t have any other worries in this global pandemic except for looking after your figures. But some of us, most of us have bigger concerns during this crisis,” Khan had mentioned.