Netizens have demanded an immediate banning of controversial Indian actor Kangana Ranaut after she called protesting farmers ‘terrorists’ in response to a tweet by pop star Rihanna. Meanwhile, actor Sushant Singh has urged Kisan Ekta Morcha to consider filing a defamation case.
In her extraordinary social media post, Rihanna had asked, “why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.” While Rihanna earned plaudits from many Indians for her bold stand in favour of the farmers, controversial actor Kangana Ranaut took offence and reacted angrily as she wrote, “No one is talking about it because they are not farmers they are terrorists who are trying to divide India, so that China can take over our vulnerable broken nation and make it a Chinese colony much like USA… Sit down you fool, we are not selling our nation like you dummies.”
No sooner did Kangana declare the protesting farmers ‘terrorists,’ she began to face the heat from Twitterati, who urged Twitter to ban her account for spreading hate against a community. Actor Sushant Singh urged the Kisan Ekta Morcha, a key organisation representing protesting farmers, to consider suing Kangana for defaming farmers. He wrote, “I have been trying my best to ignore this account, but enough is enough. Already reported this tweet, and I implore @Kisanektamorcha to sue this handle for defamation, it is calling our farmers ‘terrorists’. @arunbothra ji is this internal defamation ok?”
Because you were quick to ban hundreds for calling Modi a genocide enabler (which actually he is), we expect you to act with same hastiness against @KanganaTeam.
She labelled lakhs of protesting farmers as terrorists & has put their safety in danger. pic.twitter.com/RHvCRkNSjp
— Jas Oberoi | ਜੱਸ ਓਬਰੌਏ (@iJasOberoi) February 2, 2021
I urge @TwitterIndia to ban this account immediately.
Her tweet is in response to a post on internet ban in Haryana. Calling peacefully agitating farmers in Haryana ‘terrorists’ is highly inflammatory & hateful. The biggest irony is that these farmers are the biggest patriots. https://t.co/JnSxe6tijR
— Deepender S Hooda (@DeependerSHooda) February 2, 2021
Hello @TwitterIndia , this person is calling lakhs of farmer protestors “Terrorists” and inciting violence against them.
How can you allow such kind of hateful msg on your platform @jack ??
Any action @shashidigital. ??
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) February 2, 2021
I have been trying my best to ignore this account, but enough is enough. Already reported this tweet, and I implore @Kisanektamorcha to sue this handle for defamation, it is calling our farmers ‘terrorists’. @arunbothra ji is this internal defamation ok? pic.twitter.com/aBmtkly1fF
— सुशांत सिंह sushant singh سشانت سنگھ (@sushant_says) February 2, 2021
Rihanna’s tweet supporting the farmers’ agitation has gone viral. Her tweet clocked close to 2.5 lakh likes and more than 1.25 lakh retweets within four hours of her posting it on the microblogging site.