Adarsh Liberal vs Adarsh Bhakt: Hashtag war on Twitter

  • Pratyush Ranjan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2015 17:18 IST

#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

10 tweets with #AdarshBhakt hashtag

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