Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended after she posted a controversial tweet relating to the post-election result violence in Bengal. The social media platform said that the star’s account repeatedly violated their policy on “hateful conduct and abusive behaviour.”
The tweet in question revolved around Ranaut’s urge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “tame” Mamata Banerjee using his “Virat Roop” from “early 2000s” in Bengal. She was reacting to a tweet by BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta on the violence in Bengal since election results were announced on Sunday. Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, which won a landslide victory, and the BJP have blamed each other for the violence.
Ranaut’s tweet sparked outrage and calls for action against the star, who has a notorious history of controversial posts in the past, reports NDTV.
“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy,” a Twitter spokesperson said, adding that the rules were applied judiciously and impartially to all.
The spokesperson went on to say, “As explained in our abusive behaviour policy, you may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behavior an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.”
The star also posted a rant on her Instagram account earlier today, but has not yet said anything on the blocking of her Twitter account. She talked about “disturbing news, videos and photos from Bengal of people being murdered, gang-raped and their houses being burnt.”
Last year, Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel had also provoked fury with a tweet blaming the Tablighi Jamaat for current coronavirus spread.
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