2020, the 12 months that individuals termed because the worst 12 months ever, will undoubtedly go down in historical past as some of the unforgettable years. From the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the world and forcing folks to be confined of their houses to lethal explosions, wildfire and extra, 2020 appeared prefer it could not get any worse.
And whereas we have been busy taking note of the worst occasions that passed off in the course of the annus horribilis, this is an inventory of itty-bitty issues which can be weird sufficient to be left behind in 2020.
From 30 Day problem to Till Tomorrow problem, avid Instagram customers got here up with satisfactory methods to entertain us amid the coronavirus lockdown. One such pattern that grabbed our consideration was the Dalgona espresso problem.
With Starbucks and different espresso bars being shut amid the pandemic-induced lockdown, whipping up some Dalgona coffee appeared like the proper strategy to give your on a regular basis brewed drink a twist. The viral manner of constructing immediate whipped up espresso required solely 3 elements, however an insane quantity of arm power. Whereas the viral photos of the Korean fashion espresso did look aesthetically pleasing, the method of constructing the Dalgona espresso was completely wroth skipping.
From Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone to restaurant aggregator and meals supply app Zomato, a number of celebrities and organizations grew to become the sufferer of cancel tradition or call-out tradition in 2020.
Earlier this 12 months, Padukone’s resolution to go to Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) to specific solidarity with college students, who had been attacked, courted an issue. After the photographs from her go to went viral on the web, #BoycottChhapaak began trending on social media and a number of other netizens ‘cancelled‘ the actress for taking a political stand.
In the meantime, JK Rowling, the writer of ‘Harry Potter’ induced a stir after criticizing an article that used the phrase ‘individuals who menstruate’. Rowling received a lot of flak for posting a collection of ‘transphobic’ tweets.
Effectively, we’re not saying that holding celebrities and influential folks accountable for his or her errors is unsuitable. Nonetheless, outright ‘canceling’ somebody is as appalling as social media customers collectively trolling somebody.
’Love jihad’ or ‘Romeo Jihad’ is a conspiracy concept alleging that Muslim males are utilizing emotional appeals and appeal to entice younger Hindu/non-Muslim women into conversion by pretending to be in love.
Popularised by radical Hindu teams and political events, they imagine that Muslim males try to trick non-Muslim women into conversion to broaden India’s Muslim inhabitants.
Whereas the imaginary conflict in opposition to ‘love Jihad’ continues, the dialog about the identical was rekindled on Twitter after the Tanishq advert went viral.
Effectively, labelling a innocent business as ‘love jihad’ isn’t solely the proper instance of non secular bigotry, it additionally exhibits that individuals assume girls shouldn’t have any company in selecting their very own life-partners. Through the years, ‘love jihad’ has simply turn out to be a blatant instance of reminding the society that even the purest emotion of affection can be utilized to perpetuate non secular polarisation. That interfaith marriages will not be sacred unions however a conspiracy by a minority faith of the nation. That each consensual grownup who chooses to marry a Muslim man has been ‘brain-washed’.
In a rustic already divided by caste/faith, when a 45-second business tries to advertise love and respect between two communities, it will get accused of selling ‘love jihad’. Even witnessing Hindu-Muslim unity for just a few seconds leaves bigots fuming. Maybe, solely few are smart sufficient to see the not-so-hidden political agenda behind it!
Though some could argue that media trials are crucial, in some instances, the true essence of justice will get misplaced.
Sushant Singh Rajput, who was reportedly battling from melancholy, allegedly dedicated suicide on June 14. He was 34.
Whereas the Enforcement Directorate, NCB and the CBI are nonetheless investigating the demise case, the unfair media trials and witch-hunts already pronounced his girlfriend and actress Rhea Chakraborty responsible. Rhea did not simply face the wrath of livid ‘SSR warriors’, the 28-year-old and her household have been additionally induced excessive trauma, courtesy to the fixed sensationalisation of the case. From her father, a retired military officer, being hounded by the media outdoors her constructing compound to cameras zooming into her lounge, Rhea was convicted by the media even earlier than foul play may very well be established behind the actor’s demise.
Actually, she wasn’t the one sufferer of unfair media trials.
Through the insensitive protection of the Sushant Singh Rajput demise case, a number of others celebrities moved to court looking for to restrain information channels from making irresponsible remarks.