Hardika Pandya Says He Didn’t Know What Being Misogynistic Meant On Koffee With Karan. Okay, But You Know Disrespect?
When I was in school, watching Koffee with Karan was my guilty pleasure. Hearing celebrities talk about their life and wondering what was in the hamper that Karan Johor would give away, it was certainly enjoyable. However, as the show progressed, I started enjoying the controversies that came out of the show even more. Who doesn’t love a good Bollywood scandal? There was one controversy though that really annoyed a lot of people, including me. It involved cricketer Hardik Pandya and a very misogynistic comment made by him. And now, after al this time, he is defending himself by saying he didn’t know the remark he passed was misogynistic or what the word even meant. It’s a good this Hardik Pandya is not a lawyer.
All through his episode on Koffee With Karan, Hardik Pandya came off as a sexist and misogynistic ass. He faced a lot of backlash for everything he said and rightfully so. As a result of this controversy, Hardik was also suspended from the Indian cricket team. In a recent interview with Times Of India, he said that it was a dark time in his life and he took the time out to fully understand what the term ‘misogynistic’ meant. Erm, how slow is his internet connection? Because it normally takes two seconds to google.
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In the interview Hardik Pandya said, “I really didn’t know what ‘misogynistic’ meant. At first, I laughed thinking it was some word being used to make fun of me. Then a friend said, it means “someone who strongly dislikes women.” Further adding, “How can I dislike women? Mom, didi (sister), bhabhi (sister-in-law), Natasa – they’re all women. I adore them. My home is all about women. We are because they are.”
Okay, I am just going to say it. This is a terrible justification for objectifying women the way he did on the show. He is clearly trying desperately to salvage some of his reputation and mend the damages but it’s a terrible defence. Also, if he didn’t understand a term why didn’t he just pull out a dictionary and read?
Hardik Pandya passed misogynistic and sexist comments and there is nothing he can say or do that will absolve him. His behaviour was just not right. Besides, did anyone notice the explanation he gave, did not involve an apology? But then again, what can you expect from a man who said, “I like to watch and observe how they move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” on national television and then boasted about how he told his mother when he lost his virginity. Why can’t men just stop justifying and admit they were wrong? Also, he shouldn’t have stirred the pot again.
This justification is too little and too late.