Social media keeps boiling with steamy videos and never fails to catch our attention. True! But do you pay attention when you share videos?
Well if you don’t, you might get into trouble Mate!
The same carelessness took over on one of our finest actor- Shabana Azmi.
The whole chaos began when she tweeted a video that showcased workers (whom she had mistaken to be Indian railway staff) washing dishes in dirty water. To top it off, she also tagged the minister Piyush Goyal and the railway ministry in the tweet.
But was that video of the railway staff? No!
The video turned out to be of Malaysian eatery –Raj’s Banana Leaf. Now that’s way far from the Indian railway….right?
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Mam, video is of Malaysian eatery which faces closure after video shows workers washing dishes in puddle of murky water: Link News is https://t.co/n6U2f9fMP0
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 5, 2018
Well, as expected the railway ministry slashed out and issued a clarification in which they tagged her. Realizing the huge mistake she did and Ms. Azmi apologized as fast as she could. But it was already too late for her.
Thank you for clarifying this . I stand corrected. Pls accept my apologies https://t.co/30Kodpcqfm
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) June 5, 2018
By the time she tweeted her apology, her tweet had already received over 67,000 impressions. Meanwhile, the ministry’s tweet got 915 retweets and more than 1000 likes.
Frankly speaking, it was a huge mistake from Ms. Azmi’s part that she didn’t bother to check the authenticity of the video. Moreover, just by assuming that it was of Indian railway she went on to tweet and tag the ministry itself.
The whole point is that when you are a renowned person, you should know that people look up to you and follow you. This doesn’t mean that you can casually share anything and later apologize.
Madame Twitter isn't your family WhatsApp group and so play among yourself not on Twitter. U guys can't talk about a single good thing except maligning govt whenever u think people r forgetting u.
— Rebel By Nature (@RajivRanjan2302) June 5, 2018
Shabanaji, no surprises coming from you.
After all with age, it’s expected one’s eyesight (& intellect) weakens. One can only see (and interpret) things One Way! …..your way.
Btw. Chat around your home. Jaddu & son are also showing similar signs.
— Sudhish (@iamsudhish) June 5, 2018
Even though she thinks an apology has solved this mistake, it isn’t stopping trolls who are still asking the rail ministry to file a complaint of defamation against her.