Kunal Kamra, a stand-up comedian, known for his political comedy, is yet again in the news and, as always, for all the wrong reasons. Ahead of the commencement of Prime Minister Modi’s ‘Janata Curfew,’ Kunal tweeted a picture standing in his balcony and making an offensive gesture.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation to discuss the coronavirus pandemic that has caused panic across the world.
In his speech, PM Modi called for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday between 7 am and 9 pm. He also asked people to stand at their doorways and balconies on March 22, which is also the day of the Junta Curfew and applaud the doctors and nurses and hospital staff, not to mention the staff at the airports who have tirelessly worked during this time.
In another appeal, Prime Minister also requested the nation to perform a special gesture to honor the efforts of Doctors and other medical professionals who are at the forefront of the fight. At exactly 5 pm, every Indian is supposed to come out of his door or stand at the balcony and clap or make similar sounds in sync for a stretch of 5 minutes.
The response is going viral on social media, with many supporting the doctor and bashing the comedian. Responding to the narrative that his gesture was against the medical fraternity, Kunal was quick to clarify his stance in another tweet that the gesture was against the ‘PR stunt’ of the Prime Minister.
However, this isn’t the first time Kunal is being criticized. Kunal is famous for his anti-Modi and anti-BJP stance. Earlier this year, after he heckled anchor Arnab Goswami on an IndiGo flight, he was placed under no-fly list by multiple airlines after Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri’s strict instruction. Kunal had challenged the ban in Delhi High Court, which was refused to hear.