#AdarshLiberal, a top ranked hashtag on Twitter India based on the Ideal Boy posters of Indian Book Depot, has become a viral meme.
The cartoon war started when the #AdarshLiberal poster, illustrations with political messages, was first noticed on Reddit and retweeted by Reddit India by tagging @AdarshLiberal.
In just a few hours, #AdarshLiberal started trending on Twitter. Later, Twitterati came up with two more hashtags - #AdarshSanghi and #AdarshBhakt - in retaliation to the AdarshLiberal hashtag.
According to the poster, an Adarsh Liberal is "someone who goes on an expensive holiday to discuss and understand poverty," and while he "supports PETA", he "eats chicken and beef", "shifts goalposts if losing arguments", "attacks Hindu gods to become secular", etc.
Not to be left behind, the Adarsh Bhakt poster said things a bit 'differently'. So an Adarsh Bhakt is a person "who eats beef but doesn't let others know", "applies Burnol after every U-turn", "tries to practice Yoga Asana" and more.
To know more about these Adarsh guys take a look at the top 10 tweets with both hashtags - #AdarshLiberal and #AdarshBhakt:
10 tweets with #AdarshLiberal hashtag
Adarsh Liberal be like pic.twitter.com/YcRT8ztczK— Adarsh Liberal (@AdarshLiberal) March 10, 2015
An #AdarshLiberal wants all his children to get US citizenship & he ultimately finds himself in an Old Age Home!— Mayank Jain (@mayankjain100) March 11, 2015
#AdarshLiberal will protest on all power projects , but want 24*7 bijli for all— ~Keep Smiling~ (@upma23) March 11, 2015
An #AdarshLiberal will never subscribe to RSS Feeds because, Secular.— Chopda Saab (@Keisar_) March 10, 2015
How many #AdarshLiberal will it take to light a bulb? None - They all will wait for Westerners to light the bulb for them— Overrated Sala (@bhak_sala) March 10, 2015
How is the #adarshliberal trying to solve the global energy crisis? By researching how to generate electricity from hypocrisy— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) March 10, 2015
An #AdarshLiberal is the one who will criticize India's underdevelopment and other problems but will be against Modi's developmental plans.— KashishKumar (@KashishKumar94) March 11, 2015
#AdarshLiberal is a Bwood Cleb, who speak for women right and Nibhaya but also defend and protect Sooraj Pancholi !!— Indiawale (@India_Zoom) March 11, 2015
This #AdarshLiberal thing is extremely creative and funny :D Ofcouse few are exaggerated, but definitely there is some truth in it!— Kaushik (@KauGov) March 11, 2015
An #AdarshLiberal flies around the world, first class, on NGO money to save the planet from global warming— vikash (@kabarchha007) March 11, 2015
10 tweets with #AdarshBhakt hashtag
#AdarshBhakt enjoy haramzada from their minister, like rapist min, 12 pass HRD min but ban nirbhaya doc becoz it reveals their mindset ??— pol khol sabki (@flirtkideas) March 10, 2015
An #AdarshSanghi supports the assault on women in pub while bragging about the freedoms women enjoyed in ancient India.— Brumby (@brownbrumby) March 11, 2015
How many #AdarshSanghi s does it take to change a light bulb? 2. 1 to find a vedic way of making power, other to check vastu of the holder.— Abla Sabla AuRatty (@YearOfRat) March 10, 2015