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Comic Daniel Fernandes points apology after backlash over jokes on Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise


New Delhi: Slapstick comedian Daniel Fernandes got here underneath hearth after he posted an act on late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Within the video, shared on the web on Monday (January 11), the comedian talked in regards to the media’s obsession with the actor’s demise and arrest of his girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakraborty in a drug case associated to his demise. The comedian issued an apology on Tuesday (January 12).

Quickly after he confronted backlash, Daniel apologised through an Instagram submit. He wrote, “My current stand-up video seems to have offended a number of followers of the late Sushant Singh Rajput, a lot of who’ve identified an apology is so as and I agree!”

“As a comic, my solely intention is at all times solely to entertain you and make you snicker, however generally in that endeavour, it’s doable that I would evoke an unfavourable response. That being stated, I want to deal with my mistake. In direction of the tip of this bit, I stated that Rhea has been acquitted of her prices. That’s factually incorrect. She has been launched on bail. For some bizarre cause, I used the phrase ‘acquitted’ by mistake within the Pune present. It’s positively not how I’ve written or carried out it elsewhere. I take that again and apologize to anybody whose emotions could have been damage,” he added.

“I stand by the whole lot else I stated,” Daniel signed off.

That is what the comedian posted:

After the video went viral, Sushant’s “followers” had created a furore on social media demanding to report the video.

That is how a few of the customers reacted to Daniel’s apology:

Sushant Singh Rajput died on June 14, 2020 at his Mumbai residence. Rhea was arrested by the Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) in a drug case in early September and launched a month later. In addition to NCB, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) are additionally investigating the circumstances across the actor’s demise.

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