Kangana Ranaut’s Post Calling COVID-19 ‘Small Time Flu’ Deleted By Instagram
Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut’s post announcing she had tested positive for COVID-19 has been deleted by Instagram.
After being banned by Twitter, Kangana Ranaut feels that she will not last on Instagram for ‘more than a week’. She claimed that her post announcing her Covid-19 diagnosis was taken down by the photo-sharing platform and suggested that it must have been reported by the ‘Covid fan club’.
Taking to Instagram Stories, Kangana wrote, “Instagram has deleted my post where I threatened to demolish Covid because some were hurt. Matlab terrorists and communists sympathisers suna tha twitter pe lekin (I had heard of terrorist and communist sympathisers on Twitter but) Covid fan club awesome… It’s been two days here on insta but don’t think will last here more than a week.” She also added several laughing emojis.
Last week, Kangana’s Twitter account was permanently suspended for violation of policies, after she shared incendiary posts on the recent West Bengal assembly elections. A spokesperson for the platform said that she has violated its rules on several occasions, especially the ‘hateful conduct’ and ‘abusive behaviour’ policies.
Earlier this year, the banning of the US president Donald Trump caused controversy earlier this year as well. These platforms have also been heavily criticized in the recent times for their role in spreading fake news, especially during the elections and the pandemic.