Indian Filmmaker Karan Johar apologized on Twitter after a video of an Australian comedian talking about the celebrities during the time of a pandemic goes viral.
A video of Australian comedian, Greta Lee made it to the viral list after she posted the video pointing out all the celebrities who are making videos at the comfort of their houses. The parody video bashes celebs and calls them out for their insensitive behaviour and ignorance during such a time of crisis. The video that shows ‘normal people’ sees two doctors, a homeless man, and an unemployed man. It talks about American popular host Ellen DeGeneres for ‘broadcasting from her mansion’, Australian news anchor Samantha Armytage for talking to her audience from her ‘sprawling rural property’ and Australian presenter Amanda Keller for ‘dancing around her massive kitchen’. The tone and contents of this video made Indian Filmmaker Karan Johar apologize on Twitter.
KJo has been one of the celebrities who has been posting videos and content on his Instagram throughout the lockdown period. His videos feature his interactions with his kids Roohi and Yash Johar. He shared the video and apologized saying that his videos may have been insensitive and may have lacked emotional foresight.
Take a look:
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
Here’s how people reacted:
Why are you apologizing. Your videos are harmless with your kids. You are bringing joy to people like us and I am a healthcare worker in Chicago saying that. You aren’t one of the celebrities showing off, so please don’t apologize and keep posting and sharing joy ❤️?
— SD (@s_brownie) April 25, 2020
Ur kids are ? Angeles in this hard time ..me and my daughter s are waiting for Yash Roohi videoes..
— JagrutiTiwari (@jagrutiitiwari3) April 25, 2020
Wish to thank your kids for bringing smiles to me as well my family . Please don’t apologise. And don’t stop posting ,we look forward to them.
— nitika sood puri (@nitz0974) April 25, 2020
Hey Karan! I think most of us in the comfort of our homes are guilty of this, so pls don’t feel too bad. I can only imagine the responsibility to be a celebrity now! Take care. Only the very strong have courage to admit a mistake n apologise publicly. You are that rarity! ?
— lalit chadha, CMP (@lalit_chadha) April 25, 2020