Yesterday, renowned celebrity hairstylist and owner of numerous salon chains, Jawed Habib landed in troubled waters, thanks to the video circulating online. The viral video captured the hairdresser spitting on a woman’s head while giving her a haircut.
The incident took place in Jawed’s workshop at Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. While conducting the seminar, the popular hairstylist spat on the woman’s head while styling her hair saying, “if there is a scarcity of water, use saliva.” What was more horrendous than his shocking move, were the waves of laughter from the audience.
The woman in question, Puja Gupta, took it to her social media and called out this entire incident. Being an owner of hairdressing parlour herself, she was called upon the stage to give a haircut. Condemning this inappropriate behavior, she said,” “yesterday, I attended a workshop of Jawed Habib,” said 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 street-side barber for a haircut, but will not go to Habib.”
So this is what #JavedHabib spit fiasco is all about: Habib seems to be an arrogant man who, when asked some questions by Puja Gupta during his seminar, told her he runs 900 salons whereas she runs just 1. Then, to humiliate her further, he called her on stage & spit in her hair pic.twitter.com/V4l2fA6Vbu
— Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) January 6, 2022
Not letting this go unnoticed netizens and the National Commission of Women (NCW) unleashed a wrath on the hairstylist. The NCW has even asked the UP police to probe the veracity of the video in question.
@NCWIndia has taken cognizance of the incident. Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @dgpup to immediately investigate the veracity of this viral video and take appropriate action. The action taken must be apprised to the Commission at the earliest.https://t.co/3wPS2Lavyt
— NCW (@NCWIndia) January 6, 2022
Owing to this whole fiasco, Jawed issued a video apology on his social media handle a few hours ago. Saying that these are professional workshops, i.e, attended by people from within the hairdresser profession, they tend to get very long and so they have to be made humorous. “If you are truly hurt, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. Please forgive me, I'm sorry,” he concluded.
Intention or not, this is surely not the way to host a seminar with so many young minds looking up to you. What are your thoughts on this?
(Source- Instagram, Twitter, Hindustan Times)