Swara gets Vivek's Twitter account locked after his problematic tweet
Swara Bhasker is one of the few actresses in the industry who speaks her mind on social media. There were times when Swara got trolled for expressing her views, but she has time and again proved that she knows the right way to handle them. And that's what she did with filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri after he posted a misogynist tweet.
Swara recently expressed her disapproval on Kerala MLA PC George's derogatory statement against a nun who was allegedly raped by a bishop. "Absolutely shameful and disgusting!!!! Scum present across political spectrums and religious divides in India. Literally nauseating," she tweeted. Her tweet initiated a war of words with Vivek Agnihotri, who asked why there were no placards (referring to her actions after Kathua rape).
Absolutely shameful and disgusting!!!! Scum present across political spectrums and religious divides in India. Literally nauseating! https://t.co/zb8NkUaW5x— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 9, 2018
Post her tweet, director Vivek Agnihotri made a derogatory remark in reference to the 'MeToo' movement against sexual harassment and asked Swara, "Where is the placard - #MeTooProstituteNun?" Vivek's tweet instigated a controversy and landed him in serious trouble. Swara, who was quite upset with Vivek's unhinged tweet, reported his account to Twitter.
Vivek. Just want to point out that you are using the trauma of women who are rape survivors to slut shame and abuse in public a woman you don’t like. In the rare moments of sanity that may visit your brain - otherwise unhinged with hate- think about how low that is. #scum https://t.co/yOpo8nxWqS— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 9, 2018
After Swara reported Vivek's account, Twitter India looked into the matter and locked his account. Twitter also forced him to delete his controversial and derogatory tweet as it violated the rules of the micro-blogging site. They acknowledged Swara's tweet and wrote, "We have reviewed the account you reported and have locked it because we found it to be in violation of the Twitter rules".
Girls! ( boys everyone) DO NOT allow cyber bullies haters to shame you or humiliate you on public platforms!! Resist, challenge and call out bullies misogynists! Thank you @TwitterIndia @Twitter @TwitterSupport You just made the virtual public sphere a little bit better :) pic.twitter.com/MmhOkofq4C— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 10, 2018
Interestingly, this isn't the first time that Swara and Vivek got into a nasty argument. Earlier, the 'Raanjhanaa' actress was slammed by Vivek for her open letter about 'Padmaavat'. Swara had accused Bhansali for glorifying Jauhar and wrote, "I felt reduced to a vagina". To this Vivek replied, "It's because of the fake feminists like @ReallySwara that the feminist movement gets jeopardized."