Oh Mr Vivek Agnihotri, when will you learn? The controversial film-maker, known for his partisan attitude towards the BJP government and spiteful tweets, was in news recently when he sparred with Swara Bhasker on social media. He was reacting to the news that a nun in Kerala had accused a bishop of sexually exploiting her and demanded from Swara why she is not holding a placard saying, #MeTooProstituteNun. Swara Bhasker Compels Director Vivek Agnihotri to Delete His Abusive Tweet on Her, Thanks Twitter for the Support!
Well, not just Swara, many on Twitter slammed Vivek on such an insensitive tweet. Swara even got Twitter to make him delete the tweet, making him see red. Now Vivek has tried to hit back at Swara, claiming that she is curbing his Freedom of Expression in fighting against Urban Naxals. He had tweeted, "Dear @ReallySwara, thnx for curbing my FoE. Very liberal,indeed. It’s given me strong motivation & made me more determined to defeat India’s enemies- #UrbanNaxals. Last time it was your mother who stopped my film at JNU. And you know what happened. Thnx for rejuvenating our fight". Vivek Agnihotri Wants Bollywood to Protest Against Sexual Objectification Instead of Rapes; Twitter Reminds Him of His Own Hate Story
Check out his tweet below -
Dear @ReallySwara, thnx for curbing my FoE. Very liberal,indeed. It’s given me strong motivation & made me more determined to defeat India’s enemies- #UrbanNaxals. Last time it was your mother who stopped my film at JNU. And you know what happened. Thnx for rejuvenating our fight https://t.co/Fh44wexuso
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) September 11, 2018
And yet again, many of the non-RW Twitter users have come to Swara's defense, schooling Vivek on the difference between FoE and abuse.
Vivek, you're an Urban idiot. Abusing a woman isn't equal to FoE. You really need to learn the difference between FoE & hate speech.
— Saniya Sayed (@Ssaniya25) September 11, 2018
You abused her, @ReallySwara reported, and @TwitterSupport made you to remove the tweet. You want get awarded for this tweet? What's there to get motivated?? To abuse more?? Sigh, irony is #dumbhakts praising this what a #Acchedin pic.twitter.com/ulCpnIYtSG
— Senthil (@Tamizhian_) September 11, 2018
Only a moron like @vivekagnihotri would confuse abusing someone with “FoE”. Wonder if the same logic would apply for this idiot if the women in his family were abused in the name of “FoE”. https://t.co/16hsLrLatj
— Preeti Sharma (@preetiaugust5) September 11, 2018
Wow! Anything in the name of FoE? At least he's admitting how petty he is- "rejuvenating the fight"! Amazing levels of pettiness https://t.co/2wFThRUTG5
— Tamanna Kanwar (@TamannaKanwar) September 11, 2018
The sad part is that there are other Twitter users, many of them males and RW supporters, who don't see that Vivek has said anything wrong and are in support of him.