Actor Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been permanently suspended after she posted a series of tweets reacting to the violence that took place in West Bengal following the Assembly election results.
Twitter said that the actor has been found to repeatedly violate the platform’s rules. We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour 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. We enforce the Twitter Rules judiciously and impartially for everyone on our service, said a Twitter Spokesperson.
The actor, in her last tweet, seemed to urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to tame West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee using his Virat Roop from the early 2000s in Bengal. The actor has also demanded the president’s rule in Bengal after the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress made a landslide victory with 212 of the 292 seats, defeating BJP who emerged as the main opposition party with 77 seats under its belt.
Soon after her tweets, the netizens sparked outrage and called for action against the actor. The angry users posted vitriolic comments in response to her tweets.
This is not the first time, Ranaut has been penalised by the social media platform. Earlier this year, the actor passed an explosive remark against Amazon Prime Video series Tandav, in her tweet, saying it was time to take the makers’ heads off for hurting religious sentiments. Thereafter, restrictions were imposed on her tweets.
The actor has recently posted a rant on her Instagram account in reaction to Bengal election results, in which she spoke about disturbing news, videos and photos from Bengal of people being murdered, gang-raped and their houses being burnt in a violence broke out after election results. She criticized the government she supports for not doing more than dharnas in response to the clashes.
Further on her Instagram account which remains active, Ranaut has not yet said anything on the blocking of her Twitter account.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranaut will next be seen in her upcoming film Thalaivi where she plays late Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa.