Iffat Omar apologizes for insensitive comment that caused an online uproar in India
The actress mistakenly wrote “wow” on an Indian portal post that announced the death of veteran Bollywood actress Surekha Sikri.
Surekha Sikri was one of the most prominent names in the Indian cinema and television industry. Recently, the veteran Bollywood actress passed away. The actress passed away at the age of 75 after suffering a cardiac arrest. It should be noted that she had survived two strokes in the last three years.
Many public Indian entertainment accounts took to Instagram to announce the sad news. Pakistani host and actress Iffat Omar also came across one such post. However, her comment on the post was severely criticized by netizens from across the border. The actress mistakenly wrote “wow” on an Indian portal post that announced the death of veteran Bollywood actress Surekha Sikri.
Iffat Omar commented on the post, saying:
Wow wow wow ?
The comment caused an uproar in India, as many people called her insensitive. Following the online furor, Iffat Omar clarified her comment, saying:
It was just a mistake. I just saw the picture and found it so graceful that I immediately commented, and as soon I realized, I apologized. I had not realized or read that the Bollywood actress had passed away.
After clarifying her comment, the Pakistani actress took to the post again to comment:
(Oh My God) OMG just read the post. RIP (Rest In Peace). Remember her since Bunyad days.
While the actress acknowledged her mistake and made amendments, the damage had already been done. Many people called her out for being so careless and sharing a comment without reading the caption.
Here’s how people reacted to Iffat Omar’s comment:
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