Renowned social media sensation and prolific writer Chetan Bhagat are still at loggerheads. The duo has been grabbing eyeballs on the internet since they began slamming each other with several negative remarks. Initially, Chetan Bhagat called Uorfi a “distraction” for young boys in the country, and the influencer responded by calling him a “pervert”. Chetan later explained his side of the story and shed light on how he had been quoted out of context, but Uorfi did not retreat and went after him ardently.
Urfi shared a series of Chetan Bhagat’s WhatsApp chats on her Instagram stories that had stirred social media during the #MeToo movement. Author and yoga instructor Ira Trivedi had accused him of sexual misconduct. After highlighting the allegations against Bhagat, Urfi said, “Guys, let’s not forget how so many women accused him during the #MeToo movement.”
Additionally, she said it was absolutely out of line and unnecessary to drag her into the conversation and make remarks about the clothes she opted to wear. “Men like him will always blame women than accept their shortcomings!” she said. She also said that his perversion made him think that way and that there was nothing wrong with the kind of outfit that the girl was wearing.
“Needlessly dragging me into a conversation, commenting on how my clothes distract young boys, is such a f***ed thing to say! You messaging young girls is not a distraction for them, though?” she continued.
Uorfi commented on how Bhagat’s way of thinking indicated his old-fashioned mentality. “You sickos out there need to stop supporting the rape culture! Blaming women’s clothes for the behaviour of men is so ’80s,” said Urfi. Blaming the opposite gender instead of acknowledging your own inadequacies has always been easier for people, she opinionated. Who was distracting you when you messaged girls half your age?” she said. She accused him of misleading the young generation by promoting a culture where males blame women and their dresses.
Responding to this, Chetan Bhagat said that he has never spoken to/chatted with/met/ known someone mentioned in the screenshots of the chats. “It’s fake. a lie. also a Non-issue”, he added. He also said that he hasn’t criticised anyone and that there is nothing wrong in urging people to refrain from wasting time on social media and to focus on fitness and career.
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— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 27, 2022
He also added that he was being targeted for something he had not said. He mentioned that his statement was cut and placed out of context adding things that he didn’t utter and produced a click-bait article with ageism thrown in.