Twitter suspended the official account of actress Kangana Ranaut on Tuesday for violating rules. The action comes after some of her tweets on the West Bengal elections had triggered backlash.
In a tweet that is inaccessible now, Kangana had targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show his 'virat roop from early 2000s' to ‘tame her’. Speaking about the post-poll violence, she had said that ‘Bengal is burning’ after TMC won.
“We’ve been clear that we'll take strong enforcement action on behaviour that has the potential to lead to offline harm. The account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of Twitter Rules specifically our Hateful Conduct policy & Abusive Behaviour policy,” Twitter spokesperson said.
Responding to this, Kangana said she has many other platforms to raise her voice. “Twitter has only proved my point they're Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person, they want to tell you what to think, speak or do. I have many platforms I can use to raise my voice, including my own art in the form of cinema,” she told ANI.
This is not the first time that Twitter has taken action against Kangana’s account. Earlier this year, restrictions were imposed on her account after she tweeted against Amazon Prime Video series Tandav, in which she said it was ‘time to take heads off’ for hurting religious sentiments.
Responding to this, Kangana had earlier said that her count and ‘virtual identity might get martyred for the country any time’.