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Amitabh Bachchan deletes ‘amavasya’ tweet after severe backlash

Last updated on March 24, 2020


Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday was closely criticised for considered one of his tweets, which claimed vibrations from clapping, blowing conch shells as a part of Sunday’s Janata Curfew would have diminished or destroyed coronavirus efficiency because it was ‘amavasya’, the darkest day of the month.

Bachchan’s tweet comes within the wake of a number of related pretend information tales misinterpreting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s enchantment of clapping and clanging plates to specific gratitude to these offering important providers throughout this international well being disaster.

The 77-year-old actor took to Twitter and, in a tweet that has now been deleted, wrote, “An opinion given: 5 PM, 22nd Mar, ‘amavasya’, darkest day of month; virus, bacteria evil force at max potential & power! Clapping shankh vibrations reduce/ destroy virus potency Moon passing to new ‘nakshatra’ Revati. cumulative vibration betters blood circulation.”

Bachchan posted the tweet alongside along with his image, which had three query marks scribbled on it, main many to marvel if the actor was sharing his opinion or questioning the idea floating on social media.

However, his tweet was met with criticism as netizens slammed him for tweeting one thing which was not factual.

On Sunday, even the Press Information Bureau busted the viral pretend declare, writing, “NO! The vibration generated by clapping together will NOT destroy #Coronavirus infection.”

Lyricist Varun Grover was among the many first ones to slam Bachchan, writing that the actor ought to’ve been extra accountable at a time like this. 

Bachchan is among the most energetic and adopted celebrities on social media. His followers rely on Twitter alone stands at a staggering 40.5 million.

A Twitter person wrote that it is painful when a revered opinion chief like him resorts to forwarding such opinions.

“I feel intense pain. Please only spread very scientific and medical views – people will promptly abide by you. They have so much faith in you. Please,” the person wrote.

Bachchan’s tweet was additionally slammed by many journalists, attorneys and activists, who requested folks to “mass report the tweet” in order that’s it is taken down by the microblogging website for spreading misinformation.

Recently, Twitter eliminated a video uploaded by actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth who claimed the 14-hour window of complete social distancing as suggested by the PM was essential to curb the unfold of virus.

The video was reportedly pulled down because it violated Twitter’s guidelines on misinformation.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the overall variety of confirmed coronavirus instances within the nation rose to 415 on Monday. Seven folks had died until Saturday night because of the virus. 

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