Comedian Kunal Kamra, popular for his podcast ‘Shut Up Ya, Kunal’, has deactivated his Twitter account after Internet users started re-tweeting his posts from earlier times. The posts containing not-so-funny jibes on Muslims, Sikhs and Mother Teresa, were shared multiple times on the Internet, following which he began to delete those, reported OpIndia. He then deactivated his account citing that his number has been made public following which he began receiving numerous calls and texts.
According to the report, he said his jokes that make references to gifting condoms to Muslims on their weddings is “hilarious” and that he performed them on stage for seven months to an audience who would laugh at them each time. He said he has outgrown the trope of getting laugh at the expense of the lesser privileged and wants to “punch up and not punch down”. He, reportedly, said that he did not delete it because he was “scared”.
This is what happen with kunal kamra ?? pic.twitter.com/dkl81KcQC7
— R E B E L ( Kaviraj ) (@Gadhvilaxman) January 15, 2018
This is what Twitter did to Kunal Kamra… ?? pic.twitter.com/ElAbUpruvg
— LolmLol (@LOLiyapa) January 15, 2018
And @kunalkamra88 is down – Twitter account deleted. Congrats sanghis and bhakts.
A year ago: >> Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra receives death threats for his sketch on patriotism https://t.co/ogicYqnF4M
— Prasanto K Roy (@prasanto) January 19, 2018
In March last year, Kamra was facing flak after his sketch on patriotism did not go down well with many Internet users and as a result, received death threats. This time, many have directed their tweets at Shehla Rashid, the JNU scholar and activist, to know what her reaction is to Kamra’s tweets from earlier years that has now got the Internet talking.
The Twitter Handle that was flagged by @Shehla_Rashid as fourth Pillar of Democracy now crumbled on a mere tweet of joking Minority.
— I~ (@thesanketpatel) January 16, 2018