WebQoof: Morphed Screenshot of Swara Bhasker’s Tweet Circulated
Actress Swara Bhasker has once again become a target for trolls on social media. A screenshot of a tweet ascribed to her was tweeted by a user Shash(@pokershash) which has now been deleted.
The screenshot read, “This is what hate looks like. The wise and always open to dialogue a Muslim Lawyer attacked by so called Maulana of Muslims. She is 60 years old. This is HEARTBREAKING. Along with ALL the halala this too is on u @INCIndia”.
The tweet accumulated 57 retweets and 169 likes before it was deleted.
Not an Original Tweet
Bhasker rubbished the statement credited to her tweeting, “My original tweet. (On left about Swami Agnivesh being attacked) and the Fake News Factory adapting it.. to the Slapgate issue.. guys u are SO creative!“.
It Didn’t Stop There
Shash (@pokershash) tried to save face by deleting the tweet without an apology. Later, the account tweeted the same screenshot mocking Bhasker, “Everyone knows that it’s fake coz you just can’t condemn violence on a woman by a muslim. It’s funny that your idea of women empowerment is limited only to pathbreaking.”
Targeted Earlier as Well
A photoshopped tweet of Swara Bhasker had been circulated in the past as well. Posted below is the tweet which carried the morphed screenshot of Bhasker’s tweet:
Whereas the original tweet of Bhasker was nowhere close to what was portrayed.
Earlier, a fake quote regarding the movie Padmaavat was ascribed to Swara Bhasker in January 2018 by serial fake news purveyor ShankhNaad after she had written an open letter to director Sanjay Leela Bhansali about the movie.