New Delhi: Some tweets of actor Kangana Ranaut were deleted today by Twitter, which said the posts were in violation of the platform’s rules on hate speech.
Two tweets by the actor have been deleted in the last two hours, both related to the farmer protests and the backlash on the world stage after tweets by international celebrities.
“We have taken action on Tweets that were in violation of the Twitter Rules in line with our range of enforcement options,” Twitter said in a statement.
The move comes after Kangana Ranaut attacked pop star Rihanna over her recent post on the farmer protests at the Singhu border in Delhi.
One of the deleted tweets comments on cricketer Rohit Sharma’s post on Wednesday, one of the many tweets by celebrities to deliver a message of solidarity and unity after tweets like Rihanna’s flagging the farmer agitation.
On Tuesday, Ms Ranaut called the farmer protesters “terrorists” and said they were trying to divide India. She also called Rihanna a “fool”.
“No one is talking about it because they are not farmers they are terrorists who are trying to divide India, so that China can take over our vulnerable broken nation and make it a Chinese colony much like USA…”
The actor also raged at a Twitter user who pulled out one of her old tweets apparently appreciating a song by Rihanna.
Kangana’s account was suspended briefly on Twitter in the past after she appeared to call for the beheading of producers of a TV show that she believed was offensive to Hindus.
She also called singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh – with whom she has had ugly and rambling exchanges on Twitter – a ‘Khalistani’.