Urfi Javed and Chetan Bhagat controversy: Bhagat reacts to leaked WhatsApp chats shared by Urfi Javed. Urfi Javed calls Chetan bhagat a ‘pervert’.
A fresh controversy broke out between author Chetan bhagat and fashion influencer and artist Urfi Javed. At a literary event, Chetan Bhagat called out Urfi Javed for “distracting the boys” with her outfits. He said, “Phone has been a great distraction for the youth, especially the boys, spending hours just watching Instagram Reels. Everyone knows who Urfi 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?” he added, “On one side, there is a youth who is protecting our nation at Kargil and on another side, we have another youth who is seeing Urfi Javed’s photos hiding in their blankets.”
Urfi responded to Chetan bhagat by sharing his leaked Whatsapp chats during the #MeToo movement on Twitter. It led the author to issue a clarification on Twitter.
Chetan took to Twitter to clarify that what is being spread is nothing but lies and he has got nothing to do with it.
He wrote, “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 criticized anyone. And I also think there’s nothing wrong in telling people to stop wasting time on Instagram and focus on fitness and career.”
Urfi Javed in reply to Chetan’s accusations wrote, “Stop promoting rape culture you sickos out there! Blaming a woman’s clothes for the behavior of men is so 80’s Mr @chetanbhagat. 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! People like you are misguiding the youth, not me. Encouraging men to put the blame on the woman or her clothing when they are at fault.”
In another story, she continued, “Men like him will always blame the women rather than accepting their own shortcomings. Just because you are a pervert doesn’t mean it’s the girl’s fault or what she is wearing. Unnecessarily dragging me into a conversation, commenting on how my clothes are distracting young boys is such a f**ked thing to say! You messaging young girls isn’t a distraction for them though.”
We can’t say who is at fault here or who is not, but as a society let us know your views.