Controversy and Salman Khan go together. He is always going to do something controversial and his fans are always going to support him. His father apologised for him, bolstering his image of a naïve and innocent person who is good at heart. It is odd because Salman is a 50-year-old man, so why does he need his father to apologise for him? In a way, it is also reinforcing patriarchy because it seems to suggest that if the head of the family has apologised, that should be enough. There is no need for Salman to do so.