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Tanmay Bhat meme controversy: Derek O'Brien, Shashi Tharoor take a dig at trolls

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

A day after the Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) against comedy collective All Bakchod (AIB) co-founder Tanmay Bhat for posting a meme showing Prime Minister Modi using the Snapchat dog-face-filter, leader and (TMC) MP Derek O' Brien posted pictures using the same filter.

Tharoor was apparently prodded by the Twitterati to defend the AIB's freedom of expression, after which the Thiruvananthapuram MP took the controversy to another level.

The leader took to his Twitter to post a picture of his 'dog-filter'ed face with the caption: "Attn all trolls: I took the #DogFilter challenge! @AllIndiaBakchod"

Earlier on Saturday, Derek O'Brien took to Instagram to post his picture and captioned it: "It's the weekend. Time for a little bit of fun."

This was in reply to a Twitter user who had asked O'Brien and Tharoor to be a "sport" and don the "dog-face".

The Police Cyber Cell on Friday filed an FIR against Bhat for 'making fun of' nation's Prime Minister Modi.

Tanmay's tweet had a 'dog-filter'ed photo of the Prime Minister with the caption #Wanderlust, adding "Dog filter is lyf."(sic)

The plethora of fans of the Prime Minister took offence, and in return, the AIB had to face their wrath.

One of the Twitterati, Reetesh Maheshwari, tagged the Police and said that strict action should be taken against the organisation for such a 'disrespectful' joke against the Prime Minister.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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