House Field Workplace (HBO) India has on Thursday apologised for referring to Aghori Babas and Brahma Kumaris as ‘Indian cults’ which might ship a ‘chill down one’s backbone’.
We perceive that one in all our submit could have offended you. Although unintentional, we apologise if it brought on any harm. We stand for leisure and we decide to entertaining you at all times.
— HBO India (@HBOINDIA) October 29, 2020
In a now deleted submit, HBO India had tweeted, “From Aghori Babas to Brahma Kumaris, which Indian cult sends a chill down your backbone?”
The submit was meant for the promotion of the upcoming premiere of the 2019 movie Physician Sleep on the channel.
Criticism on social media
The posts acquired heavy criticism on social media platforms. ‘Physician Sleep’ has nothing to do with India or Hinduism. A number of customers talked about that it’s an try to color Hinduism in a foul gentle. BJP nationwide spokesperson Sambit Patra wrote a tweet through which he requested the channel if they’re nonetheless doubtful after the beheading in France that “which cult sends the worst Chill down the backbone.” He additional added that the channel “lack the Backbone to name out the “Jihadists”!!”
Pricey HBO Ji,
After the beheading in France are you continue to in Doubt ..which cult sends the worst Chill down the backbone ..or is it that you simply lack the Backbone to name out the “Jihadists”!!
Or perhaps for the reason that Jihadists behead so the metaphor “No Backbone So No Chill down the Backbone” applies! pic.twitter.com/krYkM1lBzT
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) October 29, 2020
Good to see you taken @HBOINDIA on. They’ve taken it down simply to switch it and tweet once more.
Everybody is aware of essentially the most barbaric of all of the cult is the Abrahamic cult. They’re solely competing amongst themselves.
Don’t attempt to mission them as Indian Cult.
— Sourav Sinha (@souravsnh) October 29, 2020
This depiction of a non secular group is deliberate focusing on. It violates violates freedom of faith enshrined in our Structure. pic.twitter.com/ndIYmgDcme
— Sanjeev Sanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) October 29, 2020
Many identified how in some religions, ‘blasphemy’ results in beheading.
— അഖില/ಅಖಿಲ/अखिल/அகில/అఖిల/Akhila Kumar. (@Akhilakumar2013) October 29, 2020
Lagta hai @HBOINDIA kaa bhoot nikalna naa padega LEGALLY
Inko Aghori Baba aur Brahma Kumari se darr lagta hai aur jaha cartoon ke liye gala kaat de woh cult pyara lagta hai
— Ramesh Solanki (@Rajput_Ramesh) October 29, 2020
OTT platforms thrive on Hinduphobic content material
A latest dialog with an trade insider had revealed how on-line streaming platforms thrive on the anger of Hindus on such Hinduphobic social media posts and content material. Patal Lok, Aashram, and many others. streamed by Alt Balaji, Netflix, Amazon Prime, MX Participant and others have attracted harsh criticism for his or her Hinduphobic content material. Final month, Netflix, in an try and ‘secularise’ Rabindranath Tagore’s traditional ‘Kabuliwala’, distorted it to indicate a Hindu lady providing namaz. In Safdar Rahman’s ‘Chhipa’, netizens questioned Netflix for mocking Hindu god Lord Hanuman.