Kangana Ranaut's comments on Israel rub netizens the wrong way
It's a "new day, new controversy" for actress Kangana Ranaut. Her explosive statements about the Israel and Palestine issue have invited the ire of netizens across the world. She took to Instagram Story to write, "In the fight against radical Islamic Terrorism, India stands with Israel." As a result, social media users are now clamoring for her exit from Instagram as well, after Twitter.
The Queen actress went on a tirade on Instagram yesterday, questioning people about selective outrage. "To save your nation and its people from radical Islamic terrorism is the fundamental right of every nation, India stands with Israel," said one of her Stories. "Those who think that terrorism should be replied with dharna and kadi ninda must learn from Israel (sic)," she added.
Calling out to "eradicate the illness of terrorism from this world," Ranaut shared a world map focused on Israel. She asked her followers to notice all the Islamic countries that surround Israel, and wondered why people want to take over the only Jewish-majority country. She also mentioned the Hindu mythological text Mahabharat. "Kauravs had also refused to give a single village to the Pandavas."
Her rant got messier, as she wrote, "Muslims have taken over half of the globe, but Jews can't have one small place for themselves." Soon, she faced netizens' wrath, and surprisingly dominated Twitter too, despite not being on it! Shaniera Akram, Wasim Akram's wife, joined the chorus and said, "Somewhere in India there is a little toolbox that is missing one rather large screw."
Ranaut was called a "birdbrain, pathetic, and Islamophobic" for her opinions, as people questioned her understanding of terrorism. To recall, Ranaut's Tanu Weds Manu co-star Swara Bhasker had recently drawn flak on the same issue, but for supporting the Palestinians' plight and calling Israel an "apartheid" state. For context, the Israel-Palestine crisis has escalated gravely in the past few days, leading to many casualties.