Controversial Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has had her account “permanently suspended” by Twitter after posting some hateful messages on the social media website.
Ranaut, an ardent supporter of Indian prime ministerNarendra Modi, posted tweets calling for Modi to “tame” West Bengal‘s chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
“We need super gundai [hooliganism in Hindi] to kill gundai… Modi ji [a honorific] please show your Virat roop [larger-than-life form] from the early 2000s,” Ranaut posted, as she made reference to the 2002 Gujarat riots that took place when Modi was the state chief minister.
Twitter later explained their reasoning behind suspending Ranaut‘s account.
“We have been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” they said.
“The referenced account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules, specifically our Hateful Conduct policy and Abusive Behaviour policy.”
However, unsatisfied with Twitter‘s reasoning, Ranaut fired back.
“Twitter has only proved my point. They are Americans, and by birth a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person,” she said.
“They want to tell you what to think, speak or do, fortunately I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema but my heart goes out to the people of this nation who have been tortured, enslaved and censored for thousands of years and still there is no end to the suffering.”