New Delhi: Stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes burst into flames after a post on late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. In a video shared on the Internet on Monday (January 11), the comic talked about the media’s obsession with the actor’s death and the arrest of his girlfriend, actress Riya Chakraborty, in a drug case related to his death. The comic issued an apology on Tuesday (January 12).
Soon after facing the backlash, Daniel apologized via an Instagram post. He wrote, “My recent stand-up video greatly impresses latecomers Sushant Singh Rajput, Many of those who have apologized are under orders and I agree! “
“As a comedian, my only intention is always to just entertain you and make you laugh, but sometimes in that effort, it is possible that I may cause an adverse reaction. That being said, I make my mistake. Would like to take away. Towards the end of this bit, I said that Riya has been acquitted of her charges. This is factually incorrect. She has been released on bail. For some strange reason, I did the Pune show I mistakenly used the word ‘acquitted’. This is certainly not how I wrote it or performed elsewhere. I take it back and apologize to someone whose feelings are hurt, “he said.
“I said that I stand above everything else,” Daniel signed.
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After the video went viral, Sushant’s “fans” created an uproar on social media, demanding that the video be reported.
This is how some users reacted to Daniels’ apology:
Ohh that man who made fun of our Sushant. And the stand up comedy “Sushant Singh Rajput” was apologized by this man Daniel Fernandes. Was he really sorry? Did this person delete this video from their YouTube#PyritizeSSRJustice pic.twitter.com/noBUITnfyo
– Navya (@ NavyaMukhi2) January 12, 2021
I am not accepting this clever apology by Daniel Fernandes, because…
1. You do not speak ill of a dead person who cannot defend himself.
2. You do not target a family who is in the dark about how they lost a loved one.
3. You can’t bother people for not writing English correctly pic.twitter.com/wC3LCocXBj
– Saumyadipta (@sumyadipta) January 12, 2021
– Solheiler (@myownhealer) January 12, 2021
Sushant Singh Rajput died on 14 June 2020 at his Mumbai residence. Riya was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case in early September and released a month later. Apart from the NCB, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are also investigating the circumstances surrounding the actor’s death.