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'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces

A 2012 tweet of Abish Mathew has irked social media users.

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On Wednesday, #ArrestAbishMathew started trending on Twitter after an old tweet made by the stand-up comedian about former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati resurfaced.

In the tweet from February 2012 Mathew had written, "Mayavati is so ugly... the only thing can erect are statues #ItsFunnieronStage".

'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces

This tweet followed an outrage from social media users. Here are some reactions:

'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces
'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces
'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces
'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces
'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces
'Arrest Abish Mathew' Trends As Old Tweet On Mayawati Resurfaces

However some people defended Abish Mathew, saying that the tweet is really old, posted at a time when the social media platform was relatively new for everyone.

Abish is yet to comment on this.

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