Twitter bans Bollywood star for ‘abusive behaviour’
MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was “completely suspended” on Tuesday (Mar 4) for violating insurance policies on hateful conduct and abusive behaviour, the social media big stated.
Ranaut, the award-winning star of 2014’s Queen and 2015’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns, has attracted controversy over her outspoken social media presence and frequent spats with fellow actors and filmmakers.
“We have been clear that we’ll take robust enforcement motion on behaviour that has the potential to result in offline hurt,” a spokeswoman for Twitter instructed AFP by way of e mail.
“The referenced account has been completely suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Guidelines, particularly our Hateful Conduct coverage and Abusive Behaviour coverage.”
A vociferous supporter of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ranaut’s most up-to-date tweet referred to his opponent Mamata Banerjee as a “monster” and urged the premier to change into a “tremendous gundai” (tremendous thug) in his combat in opposition to her.
Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Celebration lately suffered an electoral drubbing by the hands of Banerjee in West Bengal state.
The 34-year-old Ranaut reacted to the account suspension on Instagram, writing: “That is the secular India they need to promote you, the place Hindu’s and their voices getting butchered.”
In February, Ranaut attacked pop famous person Rihanna for tweeting about mass protests by farmers in India, calling the singer “a idiot” and the farmers “terrorists” for opposing new agriculture legal guidelines.