In a recent turn of events, stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes has issued an official apology after facing brutal troll by Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans. The statement comes after Daniel in his stand up video joke about 'Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput' movement, which engulfed the nation after the late actor’s sad demise.
Daniel has apologised for making fun of Sushant Singh Rajput and corrected a factual error on Rhea Chakraborty's arrest.
For the unversed, the comedian poked fun at the fact that many of his fans were more interested in fighting for justice of a dead actor than caring about the rise of COVID 19 cases in India. He went on to cite the AIIMS medical report which had ruled out any possibilities of murder.
"I said that Rhea has been acquitted of her charges. That is factually incorrect. She has been released on bail," said Danial in his apology note.
He also added that his intention was "to entertain you and make you laugh, but sometimes in that endeavour, it is possible that I might evoke an unfavourable response."
Danial’s Apology read:
My recent stand-up video appears to have offended a lot of fans of the late Sushant Singh Rajput, many of who have pointed out an apology is in order and I agree!
As a comedian, my only intention is always only to entertain you and make you laugh, but sometimes in that endeavour, it is possible that I might evoke an unfavourable response.
That being said, I would like to address my mistake. Towards the end of this bit, I said that Rhea has been acquitted of her charges. That is factually incorrect. She has been released on bail. For some weird reason, I used the word 'acquitted' by mistake in the Pune show. It is definitely not how I have written or performed it elsewhere. I take that back and apologize to anyone whose feelings may have been hurt.
Also, through an editing oversight, one of my favourite jokes from this set got left out of the final cut. To fix this, I will upload a new version of this video with that joke next week.
I stand by everything else I said.