Koffee with Karan episode featuring Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul taken down after outrage towards sexist comments

FP Staff
Even if Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are banned for a few games and fined, it will take a long time for the smear to wash away.

Hotstar took down the Koffee with Karan season 6 episode featuring Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul on Thursday amid the outrage over their misogynistic statements.

The episode that aired on 6 January on Star World, and also uploaded on Star's OTT platform Hotstar, is no longer available on the website.

Meanwhile, Pandya and KL Rahul have also been issued show-cause notices  by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their "crass" comments on women on the talk show. Furthermore, BCCI's Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai has recommended a two-match ban for Pandya. COA member Diana Edulji is now seeking legal opinion on the matter. It is likely that Raul will escape with a warning.

Pandya, whose remarks on Koffee with Karan were criticised as sexist, apologised for his remarks in a Twitter post, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the Karan Johar-hosted show. Rahul, on the other hand, has not yet responded to the criticism.

On the show, Pandya narrated an incident where he was out partying with his parents and revealed that he had told his parents about the women he had a "scene" with. "And I actually had to tell them. This one. This one. This one," he had said on Koffee with Karan. As soon as the episode was aired, Twitter called out the cricketer for his 'misogynistic' and 'creepy' approach towards women.

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