Congress MP Shashi Tharoor answered trolls back in their own language on Sunday, posting a picture of himself with the Snapchat "dog filter". This came just a day after comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) found itself in legal trouble, with the Mumbai police registering a case against them for using the filter on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's image.
The Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram took to his Twitter to post a picture of his 'dog-filter'ed face:
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 15, 2017
All India Bakchod (AIB) on Saturday came under the scanner for tweeting a meme showing a Modi lookalike waiting at a railway station and using the dog filter on Snapchat, along with the caption "Dog filter is lyf".
The Mumbai Police's cyber crime cell lodged an FIR against Tanmay Bhat on Saturday for posting offensive content on social media under the IT act, an offence for which the punishment is a fine of Rs five lakh and up to three years of imprisonment, The Times of India had reported.
AIB, after facing social media backlash, had deleted the tweet, but this backtracking was also met with equal amount of criticism, particularly from Congress leaders who dubbed the comedy group as "cowardly" and "hypocritical".
Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien, responding to a Twitter user's challenge to politicians to post their pictures with dog filter, also took to Instagram to post his picture:
It's the weekend. Time for a little bit of fun 😉😉😉 A post shared by Derek O'Brien (@quizderek) on
This is not the first time Tanmay Bhat found himself in controversy. The comedian had posted a Snapchat video last year, in which 'Sachin Tendulkar' and "Lata Mangeshkar" (Bhat used the face swap option on Snapchat and mimicked their inimitable voices) dissed each other.
This had not gone well with many and drew plenty of criticism on Twitter. Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh were among those who tweeted against Sachin and Lata being mocked.
Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 17:00 PM