‘Only if they used a cow filter’: Twitter users mock FIR against AIB for Modi photo
Several users, including stand-up comedians, voiced their reservations about the group’s humour but argued that the FIR was ‘unwarranted and stupid’.india Updated: Jul 14, 2017 17:09 IST
The FIR by Mumbai Police against All India Bakchod (AIB) over a Snapchat filter featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi has evoked a sharp response on Twitter with many supporting the Indian comedy collective’s co-founder Tanmay Bhat and his team.
It all started when PM Modi’s look-alike was spotted at a railway station and his photo went viral on social media sites in no time.
AIB was among the many on Twitter who jumped onto the bandwagon to spread some humour. They posted the doppelganger’s photo alongside that of Modi’s face with the Snapchat dog filter, leaving his supporters irked.
An FIR (50/2017)against AIB has been registered at cyber police station in this regard after due legal consultation 1/2— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 14, 2017
Several users, including stand-up comedians, voiced their reservations about the group’s humour but argued that the FIR was ‘unwarranted and stupid’.
Even though AIB sucks ...and are openly anti MODI...they have their Freedom of speech ...FIR registered is unwarranted..— Maneesh Singh (@msmonks19) July 14, 2017
FIR against AIB is as stupid as their attempt to make jokes in their videos.— Just Yun Hi (@sarcastic_monk_) July 14, 2017
One user Anuradha pointed out that Mumbai Police overlooked a harassment complaint by a woman a few days ago but was prompt in taking action against someone for posting a meme.
Woman: A man is masturbating at us in the train.— Anuradha (@anuradha_kush) July 14, 2017
Police: Haha kahin aur baith jao na.
Sir yeh dekhiye meme!
Police: SHINDE GAADI NIKALO pic.twitter.com/f9BeoXbBHB
Here’s how others on Twitter reacted to the FIR:
#AIB annual expenses :— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) July 14, 2017
Shooting Cost : 10 lacs
Salaries : 20 lacs
Office Rent : 30 lacs
Lawyer fees : 1 crore
Only if #AIB had used a cow filter and not the dog one.— Shreyass (@AchrekarShreyas) July 14, 2017
Me: Kya bore ho raha h yaar— Manish (@Baba_Chu) July 14, 2017
Frnd: Chal kidhar chalte hain
MumbaiPolice1: Kya bore ho raha h yaar
Police2: Chal AIB k against FIR karte hain
Sigh! I promise you Modi will not be upset by an internet meme. He's busy. He's Prime minister of India, not president of America.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) July 14, 2017