Ekta Kapoor goes on a rant against Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie
Ekta Kapoor has slammed Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie for mocking her hit daily soap 'Kasam Se'. Irked by a news story about PewDiePie's sarcastic reaction to her Television show, Ekta took to Twitter to go on a rant against him. PewDiePie, with 62 million followers, is the biggest YouTuber in the world.
Ekta could not stand the mockery of the Ram Kapoor and Prachi Desai starrer show. She wrote, "Bhai tu kaun hai! Luks like d firang junior artists we hire from colaba when we Create Paris in arey:) he will find his dopplegangers in kasam se only;)." She then called him out for making fun of the Indian entertainment industry.
Bhai tu kaun hai! Luks like d firang junior artists we hire from colaba when we Create Paris in arey:) he will find his dopplegangers in kasam se only;) https://t.co/miESFOiFrO— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) May 11, 2018
Ekta was soon targeted by Twitter users and was labeled as racist. "Ekta kapoor. Just stop. You're cringy. @pewdiepie is also ranked in top 10 most handsome men of all time so maybe it's wrong to compare him to a junior artist. Plus he has 62 million subs on YouTube. The most subscribed channel on YouTube," wrote Rishabh Singh.
Just one thing anyone who suggests racial slur to my tweet( yes I read some tweets) shud open this youtubers( yes now I know who he is) video n see how he has trashed everything from Indian soaps to Indian superstars ( rajnikants robot) n jibbed back with d same ignorance n— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) May 14, 2018
And irreverence that he adopted to pan everything in India’s popular culture ! So all those getting highly protective about his power n millions ( some even claimed wat I was ‘ worth’) remember his video which we pass as sarcastic n ‘ humourous’ was titled ‘ india u lose’— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor) May 14, 2018
PewDiePie had only commented on the poor video quality of the title track of 'Kasam Se' and did not say anything about the show or made fun if it. Seems like Ekta overreacted here!