Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was incessantly suspended by the microblogging site for recurrently displaying “hateful conduct and abusive behaviour” that violated the platform’s policies. The suspension came following a recent tweet by the actor following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s upset loss in the Legislative elections in Bengal.
Responding to a tweet on alleged poll violence in Bengal after the Trinamool Congress won the polls shared by journalist-turned BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta, Ranaut said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should go back to his “virat roop” (giant form) from the 2000s, referencing the 2002 communal carnage in Gujarat, and asked the PM to “tame” TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. In a statement, Twitter said that the decision came after “repeated violations” of Twitter rules and that the company was dedicated to removing “behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm”. While the decision left fans of the actor in consternation, many on Twitter celebrated the suspension as a reprieve from the controversial, often abusive tweets shared by Ranaut’s account.
This is not the first time the actor has tackled criticism for her tweets and temporary restrictions had been put on her account in the past too. Meanwhile, commenting on Twitter’s suspension of her account Tuesday, Kangana said, “Twitter has only proved my point they’re Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do. I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema.”
While many Twitter users, commended the suspension of the actor’s account, there were some who rose to Kangana’s defense. Well, what are your opinions on the suspension of the account?