Twitter became a chaotic place ever since actor Kangana Ranaut joined the platform. It started out with her making distasteful comments about some fellow actors. Later, she started publicly mocking mental illness, and slammed actor Deepika Padukone for running "depression ka dhanda" (making a business out of depression). She also mocked Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan for opening up about her struggle with depression.
But of course, with each new day comes a new Twitter battle for the controversial actor. Yesterday, she started by slamming IPS officer D Roopa Moudgil, who called out Twitter handle True Indology for making absurd comments about the use of firecrackers in ancient India. Kangana couldn't help jumping in and got into a spat with Moudgil, and also asked for Twitter to restore the account after it was suspended. This is what she said about Moudgil, a public servant and officer of law:
Side effects of reservations, when unworthy and undeserving gets the power they don’t heal they only hurt, I don’t know anything about her personal life but I guarantee that her frustration is stemming out of her incompetence #BringBackTrueIndology https://t.co/BUrVm1Fjz3— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 18, 2020
Kangana attacking officer Moudgil for being from a reserved category did not go down well with Priyanka Paul, a 22-year-old artist and Bahujan activist, who sarcastically replied to Kangana's disrespectful tweet:
Side effects of being an entitled sanghi savarna, when unworthy and undeserving gets the power they don’t heal they only hurt, I don’t know anything about her personal life but I guarantee that her frustration is stemming out of her incompetence #KanganaGetOffTwitter https://t.co/yO3YD56cvI pic.twitter.com/3SFKHJZweU— Priyanka Paul (@artwhoring) November 18, 2020
While Kangana did not reply to Priyanka's tweet, she left a really distasteful comment on the latter's previous tweet, where she candidly alluded to struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts.
somedays I’ve done all of them together and that’s what i call multi-tasking😉 https://t.co/iw4vsZ0NCz— Priyanka Paul (@artwhoring) November 18, 2020
Apni halat dekho kuch lete kyun nahin? Self admittedly Suicidal ho, toxic ho, creepy looking bhi, aisi kaun si kami hai jo aap mein nahin? Mujhe gyan mat do mujhse gyan lo, change that hairstyle asap and learn to meditate 🙏— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 18, 2020
But of course, Kangana didn't stop there. She then became an actual internet troll, and began calling Priyanka names, making fun of her hair and body.
No no no I am hot and sexy I don’t do it myself 🙃— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 18, 2020
Love how all depressed and suicidal snowflake feminists are doing tauba tauba about premarital sex, some of them are scandalised that a Padma Shri awardee indulges in sex 😂😂😂what is with this Victorian/Islamic approach to a woman’s sexuality, snow flakes are melting on my TL. https://t.co/wiavWX2Hmu— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 18, 2020
Her tweets started as disrespectful...and then just became absurd. But since this isn't the first time Kangana made fun of people struggling with mental illness, Twitter was not very pleased. Several users called her out for her insensitive behaviour, and noted that a Padma Shree Award winner (as Kangana loves to remind the world) should not be bullying 22-year old women on the internet.
Kangana should be declared the Brand Ambassador of Lie, Bigotry, Hypocrisy, Guttermouth, Hate Monger, Opportunist, Self- obsession, Casteism, Attention seeker, Jealous soul😡 pic.twitter.com/QuPTvkcDb1— Ankita Kakoty🔥 (@KakotyAnkita) November 18, 2020
Turns out @artwhoring was the real Queen this whole time.— Imaan Sheikh (@sheikhimaan) November 18, 2020
Whats The Use of Getting Padma Shree when you have to end up being a Cheap Twitter Troll. @KanganaTeam— Ruhi (@R1Ruhi) November 18, 2020
@KanganaTeam stop abusing people based on their looks ...let people be who they want to be.. it's their life...they can live however they want with the kind of hairstyle and tattoos they want. She is beautiful the way she is and definitely not "creepy".— Deexita Choudhury (@Deexita_ctan) November 18, 2020
this tweet is unbecoming of a Padmashri, 3 time national award winner and one who prides in making female centric films, sorry highest ever female grossing films. kuchh to sharam karo.— Devilzguru 🏹 (@_devilzguru_) November 18, 2020
“Mental health advocate”. Kuch kaam dhandha nahi hai ki Twitter pe baithkey 20 saal ki ladki ko bully kar rahi ho. Kuch toh sharm karo behna. Chal phut!— mehhhbye 🏳️🌈 (@prawnpicklewali) November 18, 2020
This is an appreciation tweet for a woman who broke into an artistic industry without connections, rose to its top on talent and hard work, and now uses that position to speak truth to power, no matter how much hate she gets for it.— Rega (@RegaJha) November 18, 2020
@KanganaTeam - I am so so sorry that people around you failed you to the extent where you simply cannot extend the most basic empathy or understanding. I hope you get the love you want. @artwhoring is amazing btw, you should check out their work! :)— muskaanpalod (@muskaanpalod1) November 18, 2020
We're happy Twitter users are extending their support to Priyanka. And as for Kangana--we hope she takes some time off the microblogging site to introspect on how many people she's hurting by mocking an illness that kills over 135,000 people in India every year.
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