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    Stand-up Comedian Gets Trolled After 'Peace" Jibe at PM Modi

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): A popular Indian comedian appears to have stirred the hornet’s nest while trying to make a joke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media.

    By tweeting “The letter “P” in “Narendra Modi” stands for Peace”, stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra appeared to have offended sensibilities of many twitter users.

    Most Twitter users have blamed him for making off-the-cuff remarks and not abiding by proper etiquette or paying attention to context. Incidentally, there is no ‘P’ even in Modi’s full name – Narendra Damodardas Modi.

    The comedian, with a fan following of 484,000, is now being trolled on social media for unnecessarily taking a dig at the Indian prime minister who has 49.6 million followers on Twitter alone. 

    The remark has not just evoked highly abusive tweets, but many of them being quite critical of him as well. Within two hours, there were over 3,000 Tweets and counting.

    ​Others slammed him and shared hilarious memes.

    Several others criticized him for misusing freedom of speech to express himself in a derogatory manner.


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