Who'll stop Rishi Kapoor? Graphics: Tapasri Saha
A DM-ing Rishi Kapoor is the worst Rishi Kapoor, and Tweeple have had enough. Twitter's angriest old man has been sending abusive messages to people for years now, and Twitterati is saying, "Stop."
Rishi has been relentlessly attacking people via DMs for years now. He recently sent hate messages to people who criticised son Ranbir Kapoor's Sanju trailer.
From trash talk to desi expletives, Chintskap's messages have been loaded with profanities, and people want him to face consequences.
Last year, he had sent abusive messages to three female Tweeters. And even after being called out for it, he never really stopped. The question is: How has his raging virtual abuse survived this long, even after it made headlines?
A number of screenshots have surfaced online in the last few days, where Rishi attacks people via private messages. And Tweeple, including comedian Aditi Mittal, have blasted the actor.
Several other people took to Twitter to share their screenshots of Rishi abusing them via private messages on Twitter.
"Main woh karunga, woh likhunga jo mera mann chahega (I will do and say whatever I want). I have the freedom of expression. This is a democracy, and I can say what I want to and what I feel. As long as I am not offending someone personally, or I am not agitating against anything that’s a delicate matter, I don’t think that anyone should have a problem with what I say," Rishi had said in an interview last year.
He had also admitted that he has blocked 5,000 people on Twitter as he won't allow trolls on his Twitter space. But isn't Chintskap the troll here? His critics are on his Twitter feed, and he is the one sliding in their DMs. Hey, you be the judge.
Rishi has 3 million followers on Twitter and has obviously given his Twitter presence a lot of thought. He also said last year that he will block anybody offending him, and that person will have to create a new account — if he or she wants to follow him.
That's a lot of work, TBH. It is perhaps easier to just stop criticising the actor, and that's obviously what he wants. But the bigger question here, is how has Chintskap never faced any consequences for his Twitter hate?
His attacks have gotten nastier, and countless screenshots have been circulated for months now, and he has acquired a legit reputation for his profane DMs. But he's still at it and he's clearly not sorry. So, the question remains, "Do trolls stop being trolls if they're famous?" We're asking for a friend.