Jim Sarbh Says 'Rape Joke' Taken Out Of Context After Backlash On Twitter

Jim Sarbh said: "It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context"

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Jim Sarbh Says 'Rape Joke' Taken Out Of Context After Backlash On Twitter

Kangana Ranaut and Jim Sarbh at the Cannes Film Festival. (Image courtesy: Instagram)


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Highlights

  1. This has been picked out of context without a prelude: Jim Sarbh
  2. Jim Sarbh says he was enacting parts of a play, which a dark satire
  3. Kangana and Jim Sarbh attended Cannes as ambassadors of the same brand
Actor Jim Sarbh trended all of Friday for a video in which he can be seen making a joke on rape (with Kangana Ranaut laughing in audience) but the actor says that the viral clip was taken "out of context" and the said joke is a part of a "play which is a dark satire." After the backlash on social media, Jim Sarbh released a statement, which read: "It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context. I do not now nor have I ever condoned any form of sexual violence. This has been picked out of context without a prelude where I am actually enacting parts of a play which is a dark sattire. Sexual violence is a serious issue and I treat it as such. It is unfortunate that my comments were taken out of context. I do not now nor have I ever condoned any form of sexual violence." Kangana Ranaut and Jim Sarbh found themselves at the receiving end of criticism after the aforementioned video went viral. The actors were attending an event on the sidelines of the 71st Cannes Film Festival as brand ambassadors of a liquor brand. Twitter users were not pleased with the clip and even called Kangana out for laughing at the joke when she had criticised Salman Khan's 'I used to feel like a rape victim' statement (in context of his film Sultan) in 2016.
Here are some comments, which were posted after the clip went viral:
 
 
 

In 2016, when Kangana was asked about Salman Khan's comment, she said in a press conference: "We all agree that it's a horrible thing to say, something that is extremely insensitive ... But let's not encourage that mentality where we want to point fingers at each other and want to feel greater by running people down by trolling them... So, like what Salim uncle says is right, that we are all sorry about it. It's not about an individual. We all collectively feel sorry for that thought process."

Kangana Ranaut returned to Mumbai from Cannes earlier this week and has started filming Mental Hai Kya. Her film Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi is work-in-progress stage.

Jim Sarbh debuted in Bollywood in 2016 film Neerja and has also featured in Raabta.

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