Karan Johar is on the receiving end of much hate online today, thanks to a tweet that he supposedly liked on the micro-blogging platform. The filmmaker, in what was possibly an accident, liked a tweet that abused Shah Rukh Khan and compared him to Akshay Kumar’s stardom. The tweet by a user called Mannu Yadav read, “Half day colls [collections] of Kesari on Holi day (which is worse than pre diwali day) [is] greater than Zero full festival day collection.”
The tweet went on to use expletives for Shah Rukh Khan, and said how SRK’s stardom was nothing compared to Akshay Kumar’s.
No sooner than Shah Rukh Khan fans spotted the ‘like’ by Karan Johar, than they went on a tweeting spree against the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai filmmaker. At the time of filing this, #ShameOnKaranJohar was at the fifth position in India trends, with more than 22,000 tweets using the hashtag.
But looks like Karan Johar soon realised his mistake and ‘unliked’ the nasty tweet. His ‘likes’ column on Twitter had no mention of the tweet in discussion. However, several Shah Rukh Khan fans flooded his notifications tab with screenshots of the liked tweet. People also tagged Shah Rukh Khan on their tweets, asking him to take note of the situation.
The man who shows believe on you always and support you in starting of your carrer who once ready to take bullet for you and now you are disrespected that person only #ShameOnKaranJohar its really very shameful @karanjohar you should ask apology for this act pic.twitter.com/4VV5K7Vd1K
shilpi Rai (@shilpirai22) March 22, 2019
“SRK faced criticism because of his friendship with Karan Johar. He was always there when he needed someone to stand for him. Supported him in every point of life. But Snake @karanjohar liked a tweet which mentioned SRK as Gay. #ShameOnKaranJohar. When SRK and Salman rivalry was at the peak in 2011-2013 both of them never spoke bad thing about each other. When SRK and Karan are close, KJo planned negativity and backstabbed SRK. Kutta Palo, Billi Palo, Dushman Pallo but @karanjohar jaisa saanp mat palo #ShameOnKaranJohar,” wrote a Twitter user.
Another user wrote, “.@karanjohar Can’t Be a Good Friend of Any Because He One cares About Money , Friendship Doesn’t Matters to Him . He Only Support The Star Until they are Beneficial For Him. #ShameOnKaranJohar”
A Salman Khan fan wrote on Twitter, “Having 1 priceless friend like @BeingSalmanKhan is better than having 100 worthless friends like @karanjohar !! #ShameOnKaranJohar”
“SRK is Like that topper of the class who is hated by almost everyone ???? & KjO is no different ! He also hates SRK !! #ShameOnKaranJohar,” wrote someone else.
“Megastar @iamsrk always considered @karanjohar his younger brother.That’s not how you treat your elder brother @karanjohar. And faking it for the paparazzi isn’t gonna do you any good. #ShameOnKaranJohar,” read another tweet from a Shah Rukh Khan fan.
“Karan Johar is an example that u shouldn’t be always nice to some people even after u know reality about them ! #ShameOnKaranJohar,” wrote someone else.
“The man who shows believe on you always and support you in starting of your carrer who once ready to take bullet for you and now you are disrespected that person only #ShameOnKaranJohar its really very shameful @karanjohar you should ask apology for this act,” came from another Twitter user.
The hashtag #ShameOnKaranJohar exploded after Karan Johar mistakenly – probably – ended up liking a tweet that compared Shah Rukh Khan’s stardom to that of Akshay Kumar’s. Akshay Kumar’s latest release Kesari, which is the big Bollywood film this Holi, earned Rs 21.5 crore its first day at the ticket windows.
Shah Rukh Khan’s last release at the box office, Zero, on the other hand, opened at a dismal Rs 20.14 crore. Zero hit the screens on Christmas 2018 and even the festival footfall couldn’t save the film. Zero was panned by critics and the audience alike. Kesari, meanwhile, is all set to cross the Rs 50-crore mark within the first three days of its release.
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