Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s Twitter account was suspended by the social media company after he posted a series of offensive tweets against women including JNU student Shehla Rashid.
While most were elated on this move by Twitter, there were many who stood in support of him as hashtag ‘I Stand With Abhijeet’ trended on Twitter. One among them was singer Sonu Nigam.
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has sent out a series of 24 tweets building up to his exit from Twitter. He asked the media and his followers to take screenshots of his tweets as the messages will soon disappear when he leaves the website.
Abhijeet made a crass tweet about JNU student-activist Shehla Rashid after which, his account was suspended by Twitter. Abhijeet had retweeted about the JNU student, “There is rumour she took money for two hours and didn’t satisfy the client… big racket.” In another tweet, he had insulted a woman Twitter user when she called him out for his incendiary tweets, where he wrote, “You Ms Pak. Tell me your cage no? Will reach there… Will do the favourite pose.”
In April this year, Sonu sparked another controversy where he tweeted how the sounding of morning azaan on loudspeakers at a mosque near his residence would not let him get proper sleep.