Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter Account Permanently Suspended

The bold and the beautiful Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter handle @KanganaTeam has been permanently suspended after the actress posted a series of controversial tweets linked to the violence in Bengal post the election. The actress is known to raise her voice against several issues and is often notorious for her offensive posts on social media. In her rant post the suspension of her Twitter account, she says that she has other platforms to raise her voice, including her films.

The tweet that caused this spur was one where Kangana urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “tame Mamata Banerjee using his Virat Roop from early 2000s in Bengal”. This was a reaction to BJP leader Swapan Dasgupta’s tweet about the violence in Bengal. However, Kangana’s tweet infuriated thousands of users who sought action against the Manikarnika actress whose timeline is filled with such provocative messages. Kangana also shared a video in which she commented on the reported violence that took place in West Bengal after the assembly election results were declared. She captioned the video, "Distressed beyond words, death of democracy, important message for our government #BengalBurning #BengalViolence"

Explaining about the suspension of the account, a Twitter spokesperson said, "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.”

When IANS reached out to Kangana, 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."     -Niharika Keerthi