Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez
Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez

Jacqueline, Salman draw flak for hugging a kid

ANI | Updated: May 30, 2018 14:12 IST

New Delhi [India], May 30 (ANI): Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez are facing the ire of the netizens for forcing an 'unwilling child' to hug Jacqueline.
Jacqueline had taken to social media to share a clip of the stars' appearance on a reality TV show where the 'Sultan' star can be seen persuading a young boy, a contestant, to give her a hug.
The two were present on the show to promote their upcoming film 'Race 3.'

While Salman and Jacqueline took it all in fun, this did not go down well with their fans and followers.
"Negating consent and all that we are teaching kids about how their bodies are theirs. *slow clap*," wrote one user.

Another user tweeted, "So @Asli_Jacqueline put up this video today .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!"

"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," wrote another.