Well, after these two responsible actors took the high way to promote the brand that produces tobacco products, ‘Boss’ actor Akshay Kumar also recently joined the bandwagon.
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Kumar was also called a hypocrite for promoting ‘Pan Masala’ and joining the ‘Vimal Universe’ after he urged others not to.
However, after the incessant trolling and criticism, the actor has issued a public apology and has vouched that he will use his earnings from the ad towards a worthy cause.
— Indian Memes And Tweets 🇮🇳 (@DesiMemesTweets) April 21, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Kumar shared a note for his fans and well-wishers saying that he is ‘sorry’ for his association with ‘Vimal Elaichi’.
He added that he would be seen in the ads till the legal duration of the contract. However, he promised that he would be mindful in making his future choices.
After he shared a public apology, people inquired why he didn’t end the contract and pay the damages to the brand?
Why don’t u cancel the contract and ask the brand to stop airing the ads … Why are u afraid to pay the damage suit charges ?
Baap bada na bhaiya, Sabse Bada ₹upaiya ?
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) April 20, 2022
Clearing the air on this, a user tweeted that the ‘Khiladi’ actor tried to do so but since two more actors are binding by the contract, it can’t be nullified on just Kumar’s plea.
Padhna aata hai to padh ise.. aur tmkc pic.twitter.com/eNkdXJmjrx
— 𝐌αᴅᴍαɳ (@AKsCombat) April 21, 2022
While some appreciated him releasing a public apology, others opined that it was too late.
— Juhi Chawla (@iam_juhi) April 21, 2022
Frankly I felt Bad… coz always had loads of Respect for the Man ….
— RJ Anmol 🇮🇳 (@rjanmol) April 21, 2022
Constructive approach! https://t.co/ggwHowG1n7
— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) April 21, 2022
No words.. atleast I can die peacefully now.. was so depressed nd feeling totally broken for last few days..kept saying ' ye nhi ho sakta..ye kese ho gya!?' 😭😭
we hope u won't forget ur words sir..@akshaykumar
Duniya se lad lenge ..aap thik raho bas..🙏😔 https://t.co/CyEnLEWScZ
— Shri (@deb_Akkian) April 21, 2022
Really commendable to publicly accept mistakes and move on!!!
— BollyTrick (@TrickBolly) April 21, 2022
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This need balls. Forever fan ♥️ https://t.co/8GeF7cVEzo
— Batman's Butler (@alfrdjsph) April 21, 2022
— Geetashri Lachit, ACS🇮🇳 (@geetashrilachit) April 21, 2022
— Shagun Grover🌸🙂 (@ShagunGrover3) April 21, 2022
Wonderful – wish every actor does this now https://t.co/13UOCd0GmQ
— pallavi ghosh (@_pallavighosh) April 21, 2022
Public stunt at it's best https://t.co/reW52amVbJ
— Harish (@Hakunamatata474) April 21, 2022
— BOBBY BHAI (@Bobby_Bhai7) April 21, 2022
So when signing the contract you were high? And if its eliaichi, then why the apology? Is cardamom bad for health? And if it is tobacco then why are you calling it cardamom? https://t.co/kN9z3i2OEw
— GM (@gmadnani) April 21, 2022
Replies under this Tweet like, Thank You sir, what a great gesture… shows you how easily these actors can make you look like fools. https://t.co/eHRNZQWXup
— Vidhwan ವಿಧ್ವಾನ್ (@Vidhwan7) April 21, 2022
We all know how surrogate advertising works so please stop this "Vimal Elaichi" v. "Vimal tobacco". As for ad continuing to air as long as you are legally bound, I am sure your contract already talks about repercussions of a breach and at max they will ask you to pay damages. https://t.co/c0aABwkzDu
— Aishwarya Mudgil (@AishwaryakiRai) April 21, 2022
Accepting one’s mistake and saying sorry in public when you have scores of eyes on you does need courage. What do you have to say on this episode?