After repeated violations, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account has been suspended. The suspension came after the actress had tweeted about the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and the violence that took place in Bengal following the Assembly Elections results announcement on Sunday. It is said that Kangana’s tweet violated the rules of the platform. The actress had demanded imposing president’s rule in the state after Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) won.
Commenting on the suspension, a Twitter spokesperson said Kangana’s account has been suspended for repeated violations, “We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior 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.”
In reaction, the actress told IANS she had other platforms to raise her voice including her films. She said: “Twitter has only proved my point they are Americans and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do.”
She added: “Fortunately, I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering.”
Responding to the move, Bollywood actor Kubbra Sait said the suspension of the account was a permanent relief. She wrote, “Amen! I was in a mental state of tripping her with my left foot if I ever met her. But, this is way better. I hope a permanent relief. Social media can be better without her.” Actors such as Richa Chaddha and Swara Bhasker have also welcomed the move.
Fashion designers Anand Bhushan and Rimzim Dadu also announced that given Kangana’s hate speech, they are banning all future projects with the actor. The two designers also said that they will remove images of all their past collaboration with the actor. “In view of certain events today, we have taken a decision to remove all collaboration images with Kangana Ranaut from our social media channels. We also pledge never to be associated with her in any capacity in the future. We as a brand do not support hate speech,” Anand’s statement read.
Earlier, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter account was also suspended for violating the regulations of the platform. Kangana’s account was also restricted for a few hours earlier this year after the actor’s incendiary tweets against the web series Tandav. The tweet was deleted later.
Earlier, Kangana’s sister Rangoli Chandel’s Twitter account was additionally suspended for violating the guidelines of the platform. Kangana’s account was likewise restricted for a couple of hours this year after she tweeted against the web series Tandav. The tweet was erased later.