Comedian Daniel Fernandes issued an apology on the Internet after getting brutally trolled by Late actor Sushant Singh Rajput fans. He shared a message in which he apologizes for making fun of the late actor and corrected a factual mistake made by him on Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest.
Daniel in his video made fun of Justice for the SSR movement and pointed out that the people were asking for justice for the dead actor instead of caring about the increasing number of coronavirus cases in India. In his stand-up video, he also cited the medical reports of AIIMS which denied the murder angle in the late actor’s death.
Here’s the full text of Daniel’s apology:
“My recent stand-up video appears to have offended a lot of fans of the late Sushant Singh Rajput, many of who have pointed out an apology are in order and I agree!
As a comedian, my only intention is always only to entertain you and make you laugh, but sometimes in that endeavor, it is possible that I might evoke an unfavorable response.
That being said, I would like to address my mistake. Towards the end of this bit, I said that Rhea has been acquitted of her charges. That is factually incorrect. She has been released on bail. For some weird reason, I used the word ‘acquitted’ by mistake in the Pune show. It is definitely not how I have written or performed it elsewhere. I take that back and apologize to anyone whose feelings may have been hurt.
Also, through an editing oversight, one of my favorite jokes from this set got left out of the final cut. To fix this, I will upload a new version of this video with that joke next week.
I stand by everything else I said.”
The death of Sushant Singh Rajput shook the nation, and it soon became a major controversy. The mainstream media was conducting debates on it and many alleged that the actor did not commit suicide instead he was murdered. After the allegations long witch hunt of Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty started which leads to exposure of Drug rackets in Bollywood.
Comedian Daniel Fernandes’s video offended the SSR fans, and he was heavily trolled by them.
“The worst thing you could do as a stand-up comedian is making jokes on a tragedy. Dislike and mass report this video for making jokes on Sushant Singh Rajput’s death,” said a Twitter user.
The SSR fans asked others to report the comedian’s video.
“Reported #WhereIsJustice4SSR. Now if some mafia or some big shot harms him or his family personally, then he will ask why he is not getting justice, why is no one speaking for him? He won’t remember that he never spoke up for the most talented youth of India. #WhereIsJustice4SSR” wrote another user
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his apartment in Bandra West, Mumbai on 14 June. Initially, there were speculations that the actor was murdered. Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut even claimed that he was murdered by Bollywood mafias.
Sushant was an incredible actor who got fame from a TV show ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and later starred in many hit films of Bollywood including M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath, and Chhichhore.
Kai Po Che released in 2013 was his debut movie.
Sushant’s sister Shweta recently shared a note written by him where he has jot down his quest to understand life. The note reads, “I think I spent 30 years of my life, the first 30, trying to become something. I wanted to become good at things, I wanted to become good at tennis, and school, and grades. And everything I viewed in that perspective. I am not okay the way I am, but if I got good at things. I realized I had the game wrong. Because the game was always to find out what I already was!”