During the dark times when people are losing the battle against the deadly virus and many are in self-quarantine to fight against the virus and minimize its spreading, Ram Gopal Varma made a joke out of it. The director has in the midst of the ongoing pandemic Coronavirus scare that has gripped the entire globe, took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to make a ridiculous joke that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
RGV saved himself by saying that it is his ‘doctor’s fault and not his’
On Wednesday night, he took to twitter to tweet that his doctor has just told him that he is tested positive with Coronavirus. However, known for insensitive tweets, netizens guessed that it is an April’s Day Fool Prank and many even ‘congratulated’ him for being tested positive. After few minutes, he again tweeted and wrote that he is ‘sorry to disappoint’ and that his doctor told him that ‘it’s a April Fool joke’ and further saved himself by saying that it is his ‘doctor’s fault and not his’ as spreading such news is punishable under IPC Section 68, 140 and 188.
Ram Gopal Varma clarified that he is ‘trying to make light of a grim situation’
In his last tweet, he clarified that he is ‘trying to make light of a grim situation’ and that the joke is on him. At the time when the world is fighting against COVID-19, such insensitive tweet should not be encouraged. Many netizens bashed him for being insensitive towards the pandemic that has taken millions of life all over the world.