Thailaivar Rajinikanth’s Tamil tweet about CAA protests gets a mixed response. The Netizens split into two groups making #ShameOnYouSanghiRajini & #IStandWithRajinikanth trend in India.
The Citizenship Amendment Act has caused an uprising of protests in the country which is spreading by the minute. With local citizens and celebrities taking the streets and social media, it has become a matter of grave concern. After Bollywood celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Siddharth Malhotra, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut and many others; it was South-India superstar Thalaivar Rajinikanth who expressed his views on CAA protest on Twitter.
In a tweet encrypted in the Tamil language, he said that “Violence should not be the solution for the problems and that citizens must stand united”. This tweet came following the violent attacks in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka a day ago. According to reports, two innocents were killed in Mangalore during CAA protests. Violence at protest sites has become a growing concern.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) December 19, 2019
While the statement holds true for most cases, the Twitterati were largely disappointed by the icon’s ‘neutral’ remarks on the going national tension. While most agreed to his viewpoint of encouraging peaceful protests, some expected more opinionated viewpoint from the megastar who is likely to join politics in the near future. The fans set Twitter ablaze with trends like #ShameOnYouSanghiRajini & #IStandWithRajinikanth.
Read the #ShameOnYouSanghiRajini fan tweets here:
u r nt a hypocrisy..Clearly ur a toxic selfsh sangi😠.Yes violent,arson were not a way tell this to a govt & police..peace protest happng across india..u don't have a courage to speak about the issue.Blind faith will lead like him..we hate you to the core #ShameOnYouSanghiRajini https://t.co/oh1qwn5kFU
— v p (@prawiinviswa9) December 20, 2019
#ShameOnYouSanghiRajini you couldn't be more spineless.. if you can't stand at the right side during dark times, what good are you gonna do to the society by entering politics? pic.twitter.com/y4TRpNjLFB
— முபாரக் (@CaptnMeliodas) December 20, 2019
— We Dravidians (@DravidanTalkies) December 20, 2019
— Goutham Subramani (@GouthamSubrama6) December 20, 2019
Respected @rajinikanth sir,You are right Violence is not a Solution.But Students didn't take violence wantedly.They didn't involved in violence.policeman were only involved in Violence not students. sir,why you didn't speak anything about #CAA_NRC Bill. #ShameOnYouSanghiRajini pic.twitter.com/1LnSCbApox
— Karthi Haasan (@Karthik199815) December 20, 2019
— Murugesan (@Muruges06465312) December 20, 2019
Sivaji rao Tamil people have understood that you are tuned sangi, I think better you shut your mouth and do acting or go back to Himalayas. There is no future for you in Tamil nadu #IStandWithRajnikanth #ShameOnYouSanghiRajini pic.twitter.com/ACy6ft0orX
— சுதாகரன் தமிழன் (@gsr1985) December 20, 2019
The fans were agitated to a level that they addressed him as a psychopath, spineless man, RSS leader and a failed politician. They are even calling out Rajinikanth for slyly supporting the CAA in Tamil Nadu as he is the face of BJP in the state. The fans have promised to boycott Rajinikanth’s upcoming film ‘Darbar’ too.
The superstar’s fandom knows no bounds so his true fans came out in support of Thalaiva calling him a man of his words, peace lover and someone who is always driven towards the welfare of the society.
Read fan tweets that support the ‘Robot 2.0’ actor:
To dat chinna payan and future sudalai👆 pic.twitter.com/b5LSFnscNC
— Balaji G (@balag1910) December 20, 2019
Shame on you, Don't Twist. He never said don't protest against CAA, he just said voilence will not give solution for any problems. He indicate that CAA is an issue. There are many ways to protest to show our denunciation instead of doing violence. #IStandWithRajinikanth https://t.co/8Uh27bVBKX
— Nᴀᴛʀᴀᴊᴮᵃᵇᵃ (@natrajs18) December 20, 2019
If someone says "No to Violence" and your blood boils upon hearing that, trust me you are a threat to this society, to your family, to your kids and yourself.
So f**k off you fear mongering, hate monfering asshole 🖕🖕#IStandWithRajinikanth
— தேனிக்காரன் (@thenikaran5) December 20, 2019
Guys who are all opposing rajini's statement, did he support or oppose CAB? Just like every other citizen, he express his view against violence. Some PARTY 'll target him whatever his statement. Coz They doing vote politics in this issue too. Cheap. #IStandWithRajinikanth
— Sowmiya (@Sowmiya_Vv) December 20, 2019
He doesn't support CAA.. he just opposed the violence which will bring no solution. Also he doesn't event want single percentage of credit by supporting violence
Proud to support/follow you thalaivaa @rajinikanth#IStandWithRajinikanth pic.twitter.com/4JTTHIwCpm
— நடராஜன் சந்திரன் 🇮🇳 (🤘Natarajan🤘) (@CM_Natarajan) December 20, 2019
Honestly @rajinikanth is probably the only person on this planet who gets hate for saying “violence is not a solution”. This only shows the real motives of the people that criticize him. He’s right and people fear. #IStandWithRajinikanth
— Lum🍩s SK ᴴᴱᴿᴼ (@SkLumos) December 20, 2019
In my own motherland, people are abusing a person who requested to drop violence… What an irony… Our country got independence through Ahimsai only… Dear brothers & sisters, don't fall into the trap of dirty politicians and their dirty politics..#IStandWithRajinikanth pic.twitter.com/SXuHoGLt65
— Psshivaraj (@Shiva_sid_fan) December 20, 2019
All haters (in politics and cinema) have joined together in the negative tag to abuse #Thalaivar.
Let's continue our night's work and give it back with this positive tag #IStandWithRajinikanth for the entire day today also 👍
— Thalaivar Darbar 🤘 (@Vijayar50360173) December 20, 2019
Not just Rajinikanth but most other celebrities have received flak on sharing their views of the graving CAA protest matters. On the work front, Rajinikanth will next be seen in Thalaivar 168. The film is being directed by Siruthai Siva. It also stars Keerthy Suresh in a pivotal role alongside Thalaiva.