Celebrity hair stylist Jawed Habib landed himself in scorching water on Thursday with a video of him spitting on a girl’s head whereas styling her hair going viral. After going through a barrage of criticism from netizens on social media and a rap from the National Commission of Women (NCW), Habib has now issued an apology assertion via a video message, by which he stated such issues are sometimes executed with a “humourous” intent throughout workshops, however stated that he was sincerely sorry if somebody had felt damage.
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“Some words spoken by me during my seminar have hurt a few people,” stated the favored hairdresser in his video assertion. “I just want to say one thing… these are professional workshops, as in, they are attended by people from within our profession. When these sessions get very long, we have to make them humorous. What can I say? If you are truly hurt, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. Please forgive me, I’m sorry.”
The incident had taken place at Habib’s workshop in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar. In a purported video from the location, the hairstylist could possibly be seen spitting on a girl’s head whereas dressing her hair and is heard saying, “if there is a scarcity of water, use saliva.”
The viewers will be heard laughing and applauding within the background of the video.
The lady has been recognized as Pooja Gupta, the proprietor of a hairdressing parlour herself. She took to her personal social media channels to submit a response to the incident and stated that Habib, who was appearing smug all through the seminar, had simply known as her on stage to humiliate her.
“Yesterday, I attended a workshop of Jawed Habib,” stated Gupta. “He invited me on the stage to give me a haircut. He said if there is no water, you can use saliva. From now onwards, I will go to my streetside barber for a haircut, but will not go to Habib.”
Later talking to information channels, Gupta stated, “He was not answering my questions. Then he pushed my head, I objected and said I have cervical issues. Then he spat twice on my hair and said that if you do not have water in your parlour, then you can spit. My husband was making the video. After I came down from the stage, Habib’s assistant told me he was joking.”
The National Commission for Women has requested the Uttar Pradesh police to probe the veracity of the purported video.
“The commission has taken this incident very seriously and not only condemns this in strongest possible words, but also seeks your urgent intervention in the matter to investigate the veracity of this viral video for immediate action as per law/procedure,” the NCW stated in a letter to the state police.
“This incident also attracts violation of guidelines issued by the Union home ministry under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, whereby spitting in public is a punishable offence in the wake of the Covid pandemic,” it added. “You are, therefore, required to immediately investigate the matter for appropriate action. The action taken/status report must be apprised to the commission at the earliest.”
Officials stated the NCW may also ship a discover to the hairstylist for a listening to.