Every now and then, we make several casual remarks to our friends or family members that might label us as sexist, shadiest or complete morons. However, we often never realise that we are sounding tone-deaf and that our jokes might negatively impact someone’s emotions.
But it’s only when we are on the other side of the fence that we realise how uncool and pathetic it sounds. And like many of us, Bollywood star Richa Chadha also made a statement back in 2018 which she regrets now, reports Times Of India.
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Taking to social media, the ‘Masaan’ actor apologised for making a joke about someone being ‘bipolar’.
I think last year I made a joke about someone being 'bipolar'.The joke was borne out of a petulant desire to seem witty in even less than 280 characters. As I am now only beginning to grasp what #mentalhealth means, I just want to apologise and couldn't have said this sooner!
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) June 29, 2020
Here’s what she wrote in her old tweet:
अरे ई हमरा फैजल तो बाईपोलर निकला बे !
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) December 27, 2018
People online accepted her apology and pardoned her for her past mistakes. Here’s how they reacted.
I'm bipolar. On behalf of everyone with my condition I hereby commit you to being pardoned.
— εpsilon (@kaytareech) June 29, 2020
Very brave of you to admit something that might well have gone out of the public memory, Richa @RichaChadha. Not for nothing do we respect you!
— S Kumar (@networkwell) June 29, 2020
Takes a real man/woman to own up to their mistakes. You go, girl!
— Leaf_lover🌈 (@Leaf_lover26) June 29, 2020
No problem as we are human beings but still you are doing fantastic job to raise voice against evil activities.
— Being Salman (@Being1sallu) June 29, 2020
— Shreyansh Singh (@shrey543210) June 29, 2020
Better late than never. 👏👏👏
— Habeebulla Quadri (@habeebulla_q) June 29, 2020
Yup …i was almost insensitive about bipolar disease before ….then Honey singh got Bipolar disease, i rrsearched what actually happens in it …
— Rinkyrina01 (@rinkyrina01) June 29, 2020
that’s okay ♥️
— m. 🌻 (@falxfel) June 29, 2020
We appreciate the honesty.
— Suryakant سوریاکانت (@patre_suryakant) June 29, 2020
Only the person experiencing it knows the pain and suffering behind it Even if they explain it to someone it's hard to grasp #mentalhealthisimportant
— Rahul Kashyap (@RaulKashy4141) June 29, 2020
Well, it would be impossible to believe if someone said they never hurt anyone. Everyone, intentionally or unintentionally, tends to make mistakes that might hurt the emotional sentiments of others. But realising our mistakes and apologising for them makes us a bigger person, right? Kudos to you, Richa.