TikTok star Faizal Siddiqui has recently landed into trouble after a video of himself got viral in which he allegedly ‘glorifying’ acid attack on women. The Chinese app reportedly deleted a video on Monday after the National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief Rekha Sharma asked the DGP of Maharashtra Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, to take action against the same.
Rekha Sharma condemned the video of the social media influencer for ‘promoting the grievous crime of acid attack on social media.’ NCW confirmed the development by sharing a picture of Rekha Sharma’s letter to Subodh Kumar Jaiswal.
NCW wrote, “@NCWIndia has written to @DGPMaharashtra Shri. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal to take action against #FaizalSiddiqui for the video he posted that promotes a grievous crimes of #acidattack on social media using @TikTok_IN App. @CyberDost @MahaCyber1”
@NCWIndia has written to @DGPMaharashtra Shri. Subodh Kumar Jaiswal to take action against #FaizalSiddiqui for the video he posted that promotes a grievous crimes of #acidattack on social media using @TikTok_IN App. @CyberDost @MahaCyber1 pic.twitter.com/pcjyXtGiJG
— NCW (@NCWIndia) May 18, 2020
For those who are unversed, the video which has now been taken down showed Faizal threatening a girl for leaving him for another guy. He then threw water on her face. The next frame showed the girl’s face, covered with heavy makeup, interpreted as bruises and damage done by the acid.
Due to this overall controversy, Faizal Siddiqui, who has over 13.4 million followers on TikTok, stated on Instagram and said that he didn’t want to hurt anyone in any capacity. He apologized by stating, “My Intention was never to hurt anyone in any Capacity. As a social media influencer, I realize my responsibility and apologize to anyone who was offended by the video @ncwindia.”
He said that the first part of the clip in which he was seen drinking the water from the glass was edited from the original video and was circulated on social media. “Acid Kaun Peeta Hai,” he wrote.
Faizal Siddiqui is the brother of Amir Siddiqui who recently made a controversial video called YouTube vs TikTok. Amir had tagged several YouTubers in the clip after which CarryMinati posted a roast video. The video later deleted by YouTube.