Some tweets of actor Kangana Ranaut were deleted today by Twitter, which said the posts were in violation of the platform’s rules on hate speech. Two tweets by the actor have been deleted in the last two hours, both related to the farmer protests and the backlash on the world stage after tweets by international celebrities.
“We have taken action on Tweets that were in violation of the Twitter Rules in line with our range of enforcement options,” Twitter said in a statement. The move comes after Kangana Ranaut attacked pop star Rihanna over her recent post on the farmer protests at the Singhu border in Delhi. She also called climate activist Greta Thunberg a “rat” for her comments on the protests. On Tuesday, Ms Ranaut called the farmer protesters “terrorists” and said they were trying to divide India. She also called Rihanna a “fool”. The actor also raged at a Twitter user who pulled out one of her old tweets apparently appreciating a song by Rihanna. Even got in a spat with Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh after he dedicated a song to the pop singer titled ‘RiRi’. She went on to call him a ‘khalistani’. Twitter said in a statement that the actor’s tweets ‘violates the rules’.
The Queen star’s account was suspended briefly on Twitter in the past after she appeared to call for the beheading of producers of a TV show that she believed was offensive to Hindus.