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Amitabh Bachchan's Joke On Coronavirus Creates Controversy

The world is currently battling against coronavirus pandemic. At this time, celebrities and social media influencers are making efforts to spread positivity amongst their fans via one means or the other. Amitabh Bachchan is one such celeb who is pretty active on social media. However, his recent tweet is drawing criticism from fans. Big B made a joke about coronavirus and wrote, ‘Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury .. news of the hour .. BREAKING NEWS .. would you believe it ..A Bat has come into my room .. in Jalsa .. on the 3rd floor .. in my Den .. badi mushkil se use bahar nikala .. Corona peecha chodh hi nahin raha !!!” An officer from Indian Forest Service raised his objection and replied, “Not in good taste sir. You have millions of followers. Still we don’t have exact process of human virus spillover. Demonising bat is last thing we want. Things we know for sure; They are pollinators. They help in pest control. Please revisit it.” Another user wrote, “Sorry to hear this from a reputed personality. Bats are not harmful and there is no need to fear. Kindly understand that they did not spread the virus to human.The reason is still debated. By nature, most animals have got virus in their body.” Well, there are several myths doing rounds in such hard times. And any kind of misinformation posted by celebrities will surely have a negative impact.

27th April 2020 | 11:49 AM (IST)
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