The Bombay Stock Exchange on Saturday threatened to take legal action against popular comedian Kunal Kamra after he posted a satirical post ‘Do not vote for Modi’ by using an image of its building.
The BSE took to Twitter to express its displeasure and warned Kamra of legal action. Its tweet read, “A fake morphed photo against a political party using BSE building has been shared by
@kunalkamra88.BSE is extremely disappointed at unfortunate,unauthorized & illegal use of BSE buildg fr nefarious activities.BSE reserves right to take appropriate legal action agnst.”
A fake morphed photo against a political party using BSE building has been shared by @kunalkamra88.BSE is extremely disappointed at unfortunate,unauthorized & illegal use of BSE buildg fr nefarious activities.BSE reserves right to take appropriate legal action agnst @kunalkamra88
— BSE India (@BSEIndia) April 19, 2019
Kamra responded to the BSE tweet and reminded it that his original post using the latter’s building to write ‘Do not vote for Modi’ was part of his satire. He wrote, “Sensex of humour is down by many points,” before enquiring if WiFi facility was available in jail.
This is the original tweet, Clearly a joke
Sensex of humour is down by many points ???
PS – Do they have WiFi in jail? https://t.co/KVO1xAiohW
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) April 19, 2019
On 14 April, Kamra had posted a series of carefully edited photos by using the images of the Black Hole and the Indian freedom struggle to urge people to not vote for Narendra Modi.
These photos are as real as Modiji’s promises… pic.twitter.com/zEBOUxyLKJ
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) April 14, 2019
Taking his comedy to a new level, Kamra had later posted another set of photos, where he appeared with a poster bearing the words ‘Do not vote for Modi’. This including the comedian sitting next to Modi himself inside his official residence in Delhi. Needless to say that all the images had been morphed for comic effect.
*Haters will say these are Photoshopped* pic.twitter.com/VtAg0i8hH1
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) April 15, 2019
While Kamra’s hilarious posts have gone viral on the microblogging site, social media users were left wondering why the BSE could not see the satirical element in the comedian’s post using the stock exchange building.
Okie,Now BSE this is childish behaviour,now some1 can't evn make a meme and use it.
Or Else some1 is Forcin 2 u to take actions against kunal Kamra.
— Harshdeep Singh arora (@harshdeeep1995) April 20, 2019
BSE terror-stricken ! Stock brokers have no sense of humour. Since when has the use of public buildings in morphed pictures become illegal ? It is amusing that BJP would consider Kunal Kamra's potshot as a threat and twist BSE's arms to issue this juvenile response.@karunanundy https://t.co/Ef5JMLJJHs
— uttam sengupta (@chatukhor) April 20, 2019
1. His tweet literally says the picture is morphed.
2. Mistake to try to be more loyal than the king when the monarchy may topple.
3. Do you really have nothing better to do than make random, purportedly legal threats to @kunalkamra88
Bring Sense back into Sensex. https://t.co/q05mcpFimp
— Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) April 19, 2019