AIB team, a group of comedians with known for wittiness, is no stranger to controversies and one of their prominent members Tanmay Bhatt at times takes social media by storm with blunt mockeries of TV figures…but this time the group is likely to pay the price for ridiculing their own prime minister.
A post that was intended to be funny became controversial and landed the comedy group AIB in trouble. The Mumbai Police cyber cell on Friday registered a case against AIB for posting meme about Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a Snapchat dog filter on Twitter.
An AIB group member posted an image of PM Modi’s lookalike at a railway station along with a photo of the Prime Minister with a Snapchat dog filter, captioned #wanderlust. There was instant outrage.
The case surfaced after the group tweeted a meme using PM Narendra Modi’s picture with a Snapchat dog filter on July 12. However, the post was soon deleted after people started trolling them. A Twitter user had brought the tweet into the limelight by tagging the Mumbai Police in his post and wrote, “Strict action should be taken against Tanmay Bhat and AIB for tweeting, posting a cheap joke against PM Narendra Modi.”
The police soon responded and replied by saying, “Thank you for bringing this to our notice.We are forwarding this to the cyber police station.”
As the news spread, AIB co-founder Tanmay Bhat on July 13 took to Twitter and shared a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s old tweet where he said, “We surely need more humor in public life.”
However, this statement had nothing to do with the current situation and was posted by the PM on a different issue.
Take a look at the tweets below: