After AIB row, Shashi Tharoor, Derek O’Brien take dig at bhakts with Snapchat dog filter challenge

In a veiled dig at the trolls against AIB, Shashi Tharoor spilled sarcasm in his recent post by adding the dog filter to his picture. He wrote alongside: "Attn all trolls: I took the #DogFilter challenge! @AllIndiaBakchod."

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2017 7:54 am
shashi tharoor, shashi tharoor aib, shashi tharoor dog filter, shashi tharoor pm narendra modi, pm modi, pm modi dog filter, indian express, indian express news Shashi Tharoor just took the dog filter challenge on Twitter! (Source: Shashi Tharoor/Twitter)

The recent controversy surrounding the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) has gone onto an altogether new level. Who would have thought that a simple Snapchat dog filter could lead to an FIR? A few days ago, AIB posted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture with the filter and added a photo of his lookalike staring at his phone. Creating quite a furore on Twitter, Modi bhakts were peeved to see the dog face and even put pressure on Mumbai police to file an FIR. Later, the post was deleted by Thursday evening, but its co-founder Tanmay Bhat expressed his disappointment and wrote in a tweet: “PS: Will continue making jokes. And deleting if necessary. And making jokes again. And Apologizing if necessary. Don’t care what you think.”

Responding to Bhat, a lot of people joined in on the social media platform and stood up against the injustice. Joining the brigade, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor spilled sarcasm in his recent post by adding the dog filter to his picture. He wrote alongside: “Attn all trolls: I took the #DogFilter challenge! @AllIndiaBakchod.”

Take a look at his tweet here.

Taking a hilarious dig at the trolls and taking a stand on the AIB’s FIR controversy, his post has grabbed a lot of eyeballs.

Here are some reactions to his tweet:

Earlier, celebrities such as Vishal Dadlani and Vir Das also raised their voice. While music composer Dadlani wrote, “Rape? No action. Murder? No action. Cow-terrorism? No action. Snapchat!??? Immediate FIR! Gotta love India’s kanoon-vyavastha,” the comedian-actor tweeted, “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.”

Taking up the dog filter challenge himself, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien also posted a picture on Instagram using the dog filter with the caption, “It’s the weekend. Time for a little bit of fun.”

It’s the weekend. Time for a little bit of fun 😉😉😉

A post shared by Derek O’Brien (@quizderek) on Jul 14, 2017 at 9:44pm PDT


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  1. R
    Ravi Mahara
    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm
    Et tu tharoor..... Has your unemployment reduced you to this mischief(Bakc# #i).Well it suits you.
    1. B
      B M
      Jul 16, 2017 at 6:17 pm
      Tharoor, "celebrity "dhol" is on lease to the bankrupt party, but he admits he remains on leash. The decor suits Tharoor. Recommend, he retains it for life negate doubt of who he is! Favour Modi you are a troll, Oppose him and you transform by default to "Think Tank", wow! Should we rechristen the Pappu fans as 'dhol' (lot of noise and hollow to the core). To get qualified as "dhol", one has to criticize RSS / Modi / both for ~ Scant rainfall in Timbaktu ~ Trump calling the French first lady beautiful ~ Antagonizing muslims by visiting Israel and many more... Soon people blame Modi, if their driver takes a day off or the restaurant delays a coffee. Modi may not mind, contrary to what the reporter want us to believe. Though he is not POTUS, he rules the heart of 73 population of this country. And yes, a foreign university has done the survey, so trolls have a reason to believe.
      1. I
        India First
        Jul 16, 2017 at 3:48 pm
        Where was ur humor when a congress worker was kicked out for calling Rahul 'Pappu'
        1. R
          Ram Nanak Mahavir Buddha
          Jul 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm
          Inki pichhwaade mein aag lagaane ko ye post hi kaafi hai. :-P
        2. R
          Jul 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm
          Shashi Taroor has still not come out of the allegations relating to the demise of his wife. If any one makes fun of his leader Sonia Gandhi, then you see how the congress persons react. Taroor has one rule for his party and another for BJP. Deric Obrien is of TMC which is indulging in vote bank politic of appeasing minorities. There is nothing to gain from this TMC man.
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            Ram Nanak Mahavir Buddha
            Jul 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm
            Bhai, Mamta ki Cartoon pe Sen ko jail kar diya tha. Derek, shame shame! Your IQ is now known to world with this move.
          2. S
            Jul 16, 2017 at 12:18 pm
            ₹ CHITTA - Hindus always fight each other for the cause, for some reason except some atrocities with marginalised people viz. SC/SC, and this too will disappear shortly reason being economic boom and people learned to live in co-existence. But, this is not the case in Islam, you cute other religious people, Sunny cute Shia, and Shia to Sunny. Both to Ahmedia, Bora, Ismail, Sufi and few more sects. You fanatic barbaric Islamist don't try to fish in troubled water, sir and think twice how Islam fools the people, is it religion of peace??, it's destroying the peace and tranquility of the world! , is it not the high time to understand the true nature of Islamic teaching and embrace other true religion which teach only peace viz. Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, you name any religion except Islam its teaches peace and good for society. Shame on your cult.
            1. L
              Jul 16, 2017 at 11:11 am
              Lodging an F.I.R. for a Snapchat dog filter is really a comedy in itself. It's really cheap to make a hue and cry on such a trivial issue. Why not lodge an F.I.R. on cow vigilantes who murder and kill people and hang them so no one date commit the atrocity again. What about rape and lynching innocent people? Why is the police so laid back on these issues. The so called Modi bhakts have lost touch with the ground realities and are acting like the mentally challenged
              1. C
                Jul 16, 2017 at 10:12 am
                When Hindus with each other. Muslim must focus on increasing Muslim ppulation. More ppulation means more power.
                1. I
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 11:12 am
                  so u scared of more muslim population?
                  1. I
                    Jul 16, 2017 at 11:43 am
                    Muslims are not humans, Allah is satanic god of Bomb blasts, Isis is creation of kuran, any normal human shud be afraid of Islam and Muslims and shud work to destroy Islam like Syria
                2. I
                  Jul 16, 2017 at 9:15 am
                  Beeeech filter for Sonia Gandhi please and see congressi reaction
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