New Delhi, Nov. 25 : Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s statement on rising ‘intolerance’ in India has outraged Twitter users who have taken to the social media to express their anger.
“#boycottAAmir #boycottSRK #aamirkhan #iamsrk These 2 khans should learn from Salman & his father !This country is yours too,don’t defame it!” said an outraged user.
“We take a non violence method of protest against #AamirKhan by boycotting his brands,” said another user.
“I guess now you all know why #AamirKhan does not attend award functions,” said a Twitterer.
Some Twitter users even went to the extent of dragging the actor’s religion into the controversy, saying “#AamirKhan plz make a movie on d religion that u follow nd mock it the way that you did for PK, then u wll realize d meaning of intolerance.”
“#AamirKhan should have tried making PK on Islam, he would have known what intolerance is,” said another.
Amidst the whole intolerance debate, Snapdeal has also come under fire and has been receiving ‘one star’ rating since their ‘Brand Ambassador’ made the ‘controversial’ statement.
“@snapdeal if you’re proud Indian company than remove #AamirKhan from your brand ambassador #BootOutSnapdeal #snapdeal,” said an angry user.
“@snapdeal then why do you guys yet have him on board as brand ambassador? Can’t you guys clearly see for what #AamirKhan stands?”
“@snapdeal When your brand ambassador #AamirKhan calls India intolerant, your words ‘proud Indian’ and “inclusive” sound very fake & shallow,” tweeted a user.
However, Snapdeal has issued a statement and said that the e-commerce company is neither connected nor plays a role in comments made by Aamir Khan in his personal capacity.
Earlier, while speaking at the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Khan had made the controversial statement that earned him massive whiplash.
“When I chat with Kiran at home, she says ‘Should we move out of India?’ That’s a disastrous and big statement for Kiran to make. She fears for her child. She fears about what the atmosphere around us will be. She feels scared to open the newspapers every day. That does indicate that there is this sense of growing disquiet, there is growing despondency apart from alarm. You feel why this is happening, you feel low. That sense does exist in me,” Aamir said. (ANI)