Mumbai: Bollywood director Karan Johar has been rapped by the LGBTQ community over his ‘homosexuality’ remarks.

Many speculated about his sexuality and spread distasteful rumours of him having affairs with his collaborators and co-stars.

In his biography, 'An Unsuitable Boy,' jointly penned by Karan and Poonam Saxena, he confessed about his sexual orientation and also addressed the rumours. In his comment, he revealed that he is embarrassed of the country for its regressive approach towards homosexuality and that he'd never come out of the closet officially thanks to the judiciary of India. The filmmaker was referring to IPC Section 377 (unnatural offences), which criminalized homosexual intercourse.

While many empathized with Karan, the LGBTQ community took an object on his misinformed statement and slammed him for spreading fear among those who are still in the closet.