The most recent casualty is Sonam Kapoor who retweeted a news report on the proposed week long meat ban in Mumbai and added her own words. Twitter instantly pointed out to her, in various degrees of rudeness, that a ban on meat wasn’t derogatory to women and so her use of the word ‘misogyny’ was cause for ridicule
To the uninitiated or the over initiated, Twitter might often appear to be a cold, lonely wasteland inhabited by trolls, frothing at the mouth as they hunt down their next target of trollish behaviour. Things that set them off a typo, a misplaced word, a comment not thought through or even just an opinion they don’t agree with.
Trolls are unforgiving. Trolls are cruel. Trolls are also supremely democratic. As several of Bollywood’s social media fraternity have discovered the hard way, a virtual army of trolls is hard to battle should you have been so unwise to put yourself in harm’s way with an ill considered tweet.
The most recent casualty is Sonam Kapoor who retweeted a news report on the proposed week long meat ban in Mumbai and added her own words: Our country is going to remain a 3rd world nation because of the intolerant misogynistic close minded few.
Twitter instantly pointed out to her, in various degrees of rudeness, that a ban on buy replica ray bans meat wasn’t derogatory to women and so her use of the word ‘misogyny’ was cause for ridicule. Sonam spent the next few hours explaining that her tweet was a ‘critique of the general mentality.’ (Also Read: Trolled, Sonam Kapoor Says She’ll Stick to Fashion in s)
Sonam, you are not alone. Here are 10 other Bollywood celebrities who’ve been feeling the burn of Twitter’s heavy breathing trolls:
Anushka has had repeated skirmishes on Twitter. Most recently, she was trolled for adding ‘Azad’ to President APJ Abdul Kalam’s name in a tweet after he died in July. She later told the press, “It was an honest mistake and even though I got trolled, I don’t care because my intentions were correct. They are cowards, faceless people who comment sitting behind a computer. Do that to my face and we will see.”
The ‘cowards behind a computer’ are out baying for Anushka’s blood each time her cricketer boyfriend Virat Kohli underperforms in a match. She is routinely blamed on social media, like when he made replica oakley sunglasses just a single run before getting out in the World Cup semi final against discount fake oakleys Australia.
In June, the Shararat actress was trolled for 48 hours straight after criticizing the SelfieWithDaughter hashtag that Prime Minister Narendra Modi endorsed. “Be more than a photograph,” she urged PM Modi in a tweet and was received in return abuse of the vilest sort from the troll army. In March, Shah Rukh Khan briefly exploded over abusive posts on his timeline which he described as ‘dirty crap’ in a tweet. oakleys outlet “Obviously you don’t have bs in your pockets or elsewhere. So are you just excited to be on my TL?” he asked. In June, Salman, who does nothing by half measures, posted a series of tweets telling fans to stop trolling his buddies SRK and Aamir. He threatened to quit if the ‘fans with false identities’ didn’t stop. All the Khans hate the ‘ugly Twitter war,’ Salman said:
Sharukh n amir hate it oo. N for my fans don let me dwn. Srk n amir khan r my friend toh buss. Bhad mein gaya No 1,2,3. Just last week, she was midway through a live Q on Twitter when up popped a very rude question. A rather unfortunate episode of Koffee With Karan from 2014 has ensured Alia’s permanent troll worthiness after she named Prithiviraj Chavan (or Chauhan, as she calls him) as the President of India. The general knowledge deficient Alia has since spawned countless memes and jokes and anybody displaying similar or comparable ignorance is instantly dismissed as having an ‘Alia Bhatt moment.’ The actress had the last laugh with a cleverly crafted self deprecating short film titled Alia Bhatt: Genius of the Year on which she goes to a ‘brain gym’ and finally flexes mental muscle on a fictional episode of Koffee With Karan. However, just a month later, she still didn’t know Prithiviraj Chavan was, naming him as Maharashtra’s Chief Minister days after he resigned. More jokes on Twitter followed.
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The American Supreme Court’s historic June ruling making gay marriage legal in all 50 states was greeted by whoops of delighted cheering on social media which was flooded with rainbow washed profile pics. But the trolls made themselves heard too. Three months later in May, discovered DressGate: