Dia Mirza issues statement to clarify her ‘people waste water to play ‪Holi’ tweet

The former Miss Asia Pacific drew severe flak for the tweet on social media.

Dia Mirza issues statement to clarify her ‘people waste water to play ‪Holi’ tweet

Mumbai: Dia Mirza issued a statement on her Facebook page Tuesday afternoon to clarify her tweet that read: “The irony of the times we live in: farmers commit suicide due to drought and people waste water to 'play' ‪#‎Holi.Go ahead call me anti-Hindu (sic).”

The former Miss Asia Pacific drew severe flak for the tweet on social media. And hence, she posted the statement to apologise if her tweet hurt anyone’s sentiments and at the same time talk about plight of farmers in the country hit by drought.

Here’s her statement:

Let me start by saying to all those who have taken strong offense to my tweet - "The irony of the times we live in:...

Posted by Dia Mirza on Monday, March 21, 2016