Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor in the firing line on Twitter over anti-war comments
33-year-old actress Sonam Kapoor shared a post promoting the idea that Hindu and Islamic fundamentalists have a lot in common and that the ordinary citizens of both India and Pakistan should oppose any potential armed conflict between the two nations.
The original post was made by a satirical account called Humans of Hindutva which typically posts inflammatory, often trolling comments, directed at right wingers and nationalists in India. “Laughter, empathy, fun and friendship are not part of our culture. If you don't like it then go to Pakistan you sickular piece of liberal,” the page’s ‘about’ section reads.
Sonam Kapoor began trending on Twitter for a brief period in the immediate aftermath of her Instagram post, as citizens directed their ire at the star for her ill-judged repost.
Some criticized her repost as a plea for attention to garner more fame and boost her career while others called for a FIR, or a police investigation.
Others called for a boycott of her films or even (jokingly or otherwise) for surgical strikes against the young actress.
Sonam Kapoor says 'Hindu fundamentalists' bomb in the name of Ram.— An Intellectual Badass (@NidhiAnand13) February 28, 2019
That is the most outrageous thing I've ever heard and I wish there was some sort of action I could take.
She needs to know that us Hindus are too busy protecting our religion to kill people who don't follow it.
44 of our men were mercilessly killed in the name of Jihad & Sonam Kapoor equates Islamic terror with "Hindu" terror. After this if Hindus watch her movies or buy brands endorsed by her, we deserve the BS flung our way.— Divya (@divya_16_) February 28, 2019
Shame on @AnilKapoor for raising anti Hindu daughter who says Hindus throw bombs in the name of RAM— Girish S ⛳⛳⛳🔥🔥 (@girishs2) February 28, 2019
Hindus rape in the name of their GOD
When did Hindus throw a bomb?
What a moron ths SONAM KAPOOR is?
I want all Hindus to protest against this Kapoor family
There were even conspiracy theories that such posts by Indian celebrities were paid for, or were plots perpetrated by Pakistan.
Both Indian and Pakistan celebrities and thought-leaders have shared pro- and anti-war sentiments since the recent flare-up in tensions of the disputed Kashmir region. The hashtag #SayNoToWar became a trending topic on Twitter Wednesday as citizens of both countries called for de-escalation.Also on rt.com #SayNoToWar trends on Twitter as India, Pakistan teeter on the brink of armed conflict
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