The star cast of Race 3 recently appeared on the reality dance talent show Dance Deewane to promote their movie and during the episode an unusual thing happened.
Salman Khan asked a seven year old boy if he wants to hug Jacqueline Fernandez, to which the kid replied no, because he doesn’t feel like. Then Salman takes Jacqueline to the the stage and made him forcefully hug her, not once but twice. Jacqueline posted a video of this scene with the message, “Kids usually love me, this boy was an exception.. at least I got my hug in the end”.
What seemed like a harmless moment to Jacqueline and her celebrity friends, hasn’t gone down well with a few on social media. The all-important idea of consent and respecting the wish of the child to not be hugged have been highlighted via Twitter.
Kid of 5 or 6 says he doesn’t want to hug Jacqueline Fernandez. Celeb panel laughs. “Aise kaise?” Repeatedly he says he doesn’t feel like hugging her. Body language suggests same. Salman Khan forces him to hug her. Forces him to “tightly hug her” once again. Consent be damned. https://t.co/UPd9RfI0mD
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) May 29, 2018
— Parulsharma (@Parulsharma) May 28, 2018
So @Asli_Jacqueline put up this video today https://t.co/yhWcsP3tBN
Salman Khan practically coerces a little boy on a reality show (who says he does not want to hug her) into giving her a hug. Infuriating!
— Shikha (@TheCommanist) May 28, 2018
This whole scenario brings memories of the controversy involving Papon kissing a minor participant of a music show in February this year.