After FIR on AIB’s meme for PM Modi, Twitterati bombard Mumbai Police with sarcastic tweets

After AIB deleted PM Modi's meme with the Snapchat dog filter, Twitterati came together to stand up against the FIR lodged against the comedy group. Celebrities such as Vishal Dadlani and Vir Das also raised their voice on Twitter.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 15, 2017 8:05 pm
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It was supposed to be just another amusing post for AIB when they shared a funny meme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but things went haywire when an FIR was filed against the comedy group. The meme in question, was a picture of PM Modi with Snapchat’s dog filter along with a photo of his lookalike staring into his phone. Posted with the hashtag ‘wanderlust’, apparently the post was trying to take a dig at the Prime Minister for his foreign visits.

Strangely enough, the post rubbed a few bhakts the wrong way. And if that wasn’t enough, a debate sparked on social media with the co-founder Tanmay Bhat tweeting out his thoughts after being hit by a barrage of trolls on Twitter.

Not only did people take offence, they put pressure on Mumbai police to file an FIR against the group for hurting sentiments and to delete the post.

By Thursday evening, the post was taken down. Bhatt later tweeted: “PS: Will continue making jokes. And deleting if necessary. And making jokes again. And Apologizing if necessary. Don’t care what you think.”

No sooner had he tweeted this, Twitterati came together to stand up against the FIR lodged for a simple Snapchat filter on Facebook. Amongst them, a lot of celebrities also raised their voice. Music composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, “Rape? No action. Murder? No action. Cow-terrorism? No action. Snapchat!??? Immediate FIR! Gotta love India’s kanoon-vyavastha.” Comedian-actor Vir Das wrote: “Sigh! I promise you Modi will not be upset by an internet meme. He’s busy. He’s Prime minister of India, not president of America.”

Meanwhile, another user wrote, “How can adding a Snapchat filter result in police complaint is mind boggling. Next, FIR on photoshopping any image?”

Here are some reactions of people on Twitter that you must read.

What are your thoughts on the FIR filed for the meme? Tell us in the comments below.

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    Namrata Lonkar
    Jul 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm
    Wish there comes a day when not only our politicians but entire nation learns to take sarcasm cheerfully. The Prime Minister is leader of our country, but a public figure nevertheless. I'm sure Mr. Modi has enough on his plate and a quip like this won't offend his image, much less his sentiments. All cheers and support to AIB !
    1. Santosh Durugkar
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:43 am
      Bad thing for democracy
      1. G
        Jul 16, 2017 at 9:13 am
        Well done Tanmay. Support you
        1. D
          Jul 16, 2017 at 8:26 am
          Sangh Parivar and the BJP government will burn India and will make Pakistan and China's dream come true. True Indian will never support the BJP and Sangh Parivar. Beware before India becomes Somalia.
          1. A
            Jul 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm
            Real Fact!! Support your view.
          2. D
            Jul 16, 2017 at 8:23 am
            AIB’s meme or anyone who takes a jibe at our beloved PM must be lynched and hanged directly. How can anyone compare Modi with the dog and insult the Dog? The Dog is a faithful animal and the Sanghis are never faithful to their country or religion. They have a history of betrayal, they were informers to the British Raj, At present Modi is a CIA agent and hence his entry ban in US revoked and other facilities provided by the CIA. The visit to Israel was also one coveted step. The trade with China was boosted and you see the Chinese threatening India. The number of infiltration by the terrorist and killing of Indian soldiers are all time high. All Beef exports with the Sanghis. Yet they blame other community for Beef consumption. Manuwadi Sanghis are brain washing foolish Hindus to join the bad-wagon and create an atmosphere of intolerance and hatred all over. The South Indians who were using their brain before but some of them are getting wooed in the name of Hindutva and joining RSS.
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