‘It is fake like your agenda’: Jaaved Jaaferi threatens legal action over hate tweet under his name
Actor Jaaved Jaaferi is set to take legal action against a Facebook user who was involved in the sharing ‘fake’ communal tweet under his name. Hitting back at trolls, the actor said he will not take the matter lightly and wondered how "hate spreads so quickly in this country."
"First of all, that screenshot is fake. Neither have I tweeted anything like that nor is that my Twitter display picture. Had I tweeted that, at least someone would have replied to it. The one who took the screenshot would have also abused it," he said.
I normally don’t post personal videos inspite of being trolled often, but had to now. In a time when humanity is faced with a pandemic and race religion colour country are no concern, some Indians are still indulging in #FakeNews #HinduMuslim #HateMongering.— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) April 19, 2020
We need love not hate pic.twitter.com/4ckWzUVE4l
The actor mentioned the Twitter handle of a person who apparently shared the screenshot first and that of another who tweeted a video, asking the actor to reply if "you dare."
This screen shot of a tweet attributed to me is fake and insidious and made viral by the rampant #FakeNews scum. My tweets and speeches have always promoted communal harmony and in today’s trying time’s where the world unites to fight an enemy of humanity, #****off #HateMongers pic.twitter.com/Y7NIi00zmv— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) April 17, 2020
"I have both, courage and the answer. Just like your agenda, this screenshot is also fake. People should have at least verified. Now, either you prove the authenticity of the screenshot or make a video and apologise. We have learnt that this fake picture was first started on Facebook," he said mentioning the name of the person.
"I want to request my fans and friends that please share this video as much as possible so that people, who spread hate through fake news and misinformation, know that sensible and secular Indians will not tolerate this," he went on to add.