Uorfi Javed calls Chetan Bhagat 'pervert', refers to MeToo allegations against him after he says she ‘distracts youth’
Uorfi Javed has responded to Chetan Bhagat's comment, where he blamed her for distracting the youth with her photos. Chetan, too, has reacted to his alleged leaked WhatsApp messages that were shared by her on Instgaram.
Chetan Bhagat had recently spoken about Uorfi Javed, and said that the youth of this country, especially boys, were getting distracted by her. After Uorfi responded to Chetan’s remark, called him a 'pervert' and shared screenshots of Chetan Bhagat's alleged WhatsApp messages that were leaked in 2018, during the Me Too movement, the author has reacted. On Sunday, he tweeted about the alleged WhatsApp messages that Uorfi was ‘spreading’ and called them ‘fake’. He also clarified that he never ‘criticised’ her. Also read: Uorfi Javed asks Sudhanshu Pandey to watch Anupamaa after he calls her ‘ghastly’
During a recent event, Chetan Bhagat had said, “Phone has been a great distraction for the youth, especially the boys, spending hours just watching Instagram Reels. Everyone knows who Uorfi Javed is… What will you do with her photos? Is it coming in your exams or you will go for a job interview and tell the interviewer that you know all her outfits?”
In response to his comment, Uorfi had taken to Instagram Stories on Saturday, and criticised him and his statement in a series of notes. “Men like him will always blame the women (rather) than accepting their own shortcomings. Just because you’re a pervert doesn’t mean it’s the girl’s fault or what is she wearing. Unnecessarily dragging me into a conversation, commenting on how my clothes are distracting young boys is such as f****d thing to say. You messaging girls isn’t a distraction for them, Chetan Bhagat?”
Sharing the leaked screenshots of his alleged WhatsApp messages, Uorfi further wrote on Instagram Stories, “Guys, let’s not forget how so many women accused him during the Me Too case.” She also wrote, “Stop promoting rape culture you sickos out there. Blaming women’s clothes for the behaviour of men is so 80s Mr Chetan Bhagat. Who was distracting you when you messaged girls half of your age? Always blame the opposite gender, and never accept your own shortcomings or faults.”
Reacting to Uorfi’s latest statements and her sharing his alleged WhatsApp messages, Chetan tweeted on Sunday, “Have never spoken to/chatted with/met/ known someone where it’s being spread that I have done so. It’s fake. a lie.also a Non issue.Haven’t criticised anyone.And I also think there’s nothing wrong in telling people to stop wasting time on Instagram and focus on fitness and career.”
In 2018, Chetan Bhagat’s name had appeared on a Twitter thread, where several women were sharing their MeToo stories. A journalist had shared a WhatsApp chat on social media after which the author had come up with an apology and ‘a couple of points about the screenshots’. The author, in his post, had also mentioned how difficult the past few days had been for his family.