'Family Karma': Fans call Vishal 'village idiot' for problematic love advice to Brian, incorrect use of #metoo
When ‘Family Karma’ star Vishal Parvani decided to bestow his pearls of wisdom on relationship to his fellow cast member Brian Benni, we are sure he didn’t expect to receive such a backlash from fans of the show. In A2 the latest episode, we see Brian finally deciding to pour his heart out to Monica Vaswani. When he shares this piece of information with the guys, Vishal decides to share his albeit well-meaning but badly worded advice to Brain about relationships.
Vishal tells Brian not to take “no” for an answer. He then gives his own example about how his fiancé Richa wasn’t giving her time of the day when he asked her out, Although Richa said no to Vishal when he asked her out initially, he reveals that he continued pursuing her until she finally gave in. He sums up his whole experience with, “It takes two people to say no. Never take no for an answer.”
Fans would have given a pass to Vishal for his ignorant statements had he not cracked a terrible “me too” joke in an earlier scene. Just before he bestowed his wisdom on Brian, he goofed up big time. Vishal’s friend Amrit Kapai tells him that he is dreading talking to Anisha, to which Vishal jokingly replies saying “me too”. Amrit then gently reminds him that the word 'me too' might be inappropriate for their situation, but Vishal feigns ignorance by saying that he didn’t know what 'me too' stood for.
Fans took to their social media to slam the reality star for his ignorant statements. A fan tweeted, “Vishal seems kind of creepy. Don’t take no for an answer, ignoring conflict, & miss using the metoo hashtag #FamilyKarma.” Another fan wrote, “Starting to agree with @anishramakrish @vishal_parvani just may be the village idiot after the incorrect use of #metoo and "it takes two ppl to say no" Thinking face #FamilyKarma @BravoTV.”
“Vishal telling Brian to “never take no for an answer” is the worst advice men could give each other. #FamilyKarma Newsflash fellas: be careful. There are plenty of women who are truthful and honest when they tell you they’re not interested. If we’re interested, we’ll holla,” pointed out a fan. Another fan commented, “It takes two people to say no” vishal doesn’t understand “”consent”” #FamilyKarma.” “Vishal said it takes two people to say no. . . . . . . . . . . . Um idk that sounds like rape but ok Vishal #familykarma,” observed a fan.
‘Family Karma’ airs every Sunday at 9 pm ET/PT only on Bravo.