Comedian Daniel Fernandes apologises to fans over Sushant Singh Rajput joke, later clarifies stand
- Daniel Fernandes, in his latest clip, had touched upon Sushant Singh Rajput's death
- The comedian acknowledged that his using the term 'acquitted' for Rhea Chakraborty was wrong
- The clip was published on January 11
Stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes issued a public apology to fans of Sushant Singh Rajput on his social media handles, after previously publishing a stand-up bit where he had touched upon the subject of the late-Bollywood actor’s death.
“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 that an apology is in order. And I agree! ...”, Fernandes said in his apology.
Fernandes further stated that his intention as a comedian is always to “entertain you and make you laugh”, adding that sometimes in order to do so one “might invoke an unfavourable response”.
The Mumbai-based comic pointed out that he had incorrectly used the word ‘acquitted’ while referring to Rhea Chakraborty, as the actor was at the time out on bail.
The issue, however, did not get resolved at that.
In a statement seemingly directed at the media and the fans at large, Fernandes posted another update on his Instagram handle on January 14, wherein he clarified that his apology was in reference to the factual error and “not for the jokes in it”, stating clearly that “the video stays.”
He took on the fans, seemingly, and suggested them to be people who cannot understand satire.
The original stand-up video had been published on January 11.