Bollywood celebrities quit social media amid nepotism debate

Updated: Jun 22, 2020, 08:34 PM(IST)

Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden demise had re-ignited the nepotism debate on social media and several Bollywood celebrities, filmmakers, the star kids are being subjected to severe criticism.

After receiving severe backlash and criticism, several Bollywood celebrities like Sonakshi Sinha, Saqib Saleem, Shashank Khaitan and more decided to bid adieu to their respective Twitter accounts, to stay away from negativity and toxicity. 


Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha was one of the first celebrities who took a step against social bullyin. The actress deactivated her Twitter account on Saturday(June 22). 

She shared a post that reads, ''The first step to protecting your sanity is to stay away from negativity. And nowhere more of that than twitter these days''.


Zaheer Iqbal

Zaheer Iqbal also followed suit and said ‘goodbye’ to Twitter, the actor shared the screengrab on his Instagram and captioned it, ''Peace out''. 


Aayush Sharma

Salman Khan's brother in law Aayush Sharma also quit Twitter on the same day as Sonakshi Sinha. '280 Characters are less to define a human being. But 280 are more than enough to spread fake news, hatred and negativity. Didn't sign up for the nasty herd mentality, Khuda hafiz''. 


Saqib Saleem

Saqib Saleem left the microblogging and social networking site Twitter, by posting a lengthy measage to his followers, ''the world is seem to have gotten lost in all the hate everyone is so ready to throw at each other, a place full of bullies, a place where abusing people is a normal code of conduct.'', he wrote on his message. 


Shashank Khaitan

'Dhadak' director Shashank Khaitan deactivated his Twitter account, by calling it a 'breeding ground for hate and negativity'.


Neha Bhasin

Singer Neha Bhasin announced that she is quitting Twitter for 'good' reason. 


Sonam Kapoor and Karan Johar

Since Sushant Singh Rajput death, people are calling out Bollywood big producers, filmmakers, actors and star kids for encouraging nepotism. Actress Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor shared a screenshot of the hate comments she has been receiving on social media.

Karan Johar has not spoken anything on the matter but after Rajput's alleged suicide, Johar has been unfollowed by more than 5 lakh users on Instagram, where his following has shrunk to 1.05 crore from 1.11 crore. Karan now only follows eight Twitter accounts. After facing massive backlash and criticism for the past couple of days, the filmmaker has unfollowed all his celebrity friends including Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and many more.


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