Swara Bhaskar recently addressed the controversy Hardik Pandya embroiled himself in after his comments on Karan Johar’s celebrity chat show Koffee With Karan 6, and said that “being crass is not a crime”. Hardik, along with KL Rahul, appeared on Koffee With Karan 6 and after the episode aired, the cricketers were trolled as well as censured on social media for their ‘misogynist and sexist’ remarks on the show.
The cricketers were also suspended by the BCCI while Swara’s comment came after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) sought the Supreme Court’s views on punishment to Hardik and Rahul for their controversial remarks on the show.
Here's what she had to say -
I’m a staunch feminist.. but reallllllyyyyyyyyyyy???????? Like realllyyyy???? Being crass is not a crime!!! And aur koi kaam nahi hai kya hamaarey courts ke paas!!?? https://t.co/g7TevJOKjE— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 17, 2019
After the show, Hardik issued an apology note, in which he wrote that he “got carried away with the nature of the show.” Hotstar – the video streaming website – that airs the program – pulled off the episode while BCCI issued show cause notices to Hardik and Rahul and suspended the players indefinitely in lieu of their comments on women.
On Koffee With Karan 6, Hardik bragged about his relationship with several women and also his family’s attitude towards it. “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move,” Hardik had said on the show.