Comedian, singer and writer Kenny Sebastian has been trending recently on twitter and making headlines for not-so-good reasons. A few images and videos show that obscene comments were posted by a verified account with the handle name ‘kennethseb’. Soon after the screenshot surfaced on social media, there was an explosion of memes and trolling of him, on Twitter #KennySebastianGetPregnant started trending online.
However, Kenny himself wrote over the issue and said that the screenshots circulating are fake. He further added that he will be approaching Mumbai police for further investigation.
So some fake screenshots of me are circulating where I appear to be abusing people. These are manipulated cause I reported an account who was attacking me cause of my religion.I will be approaching the @MumbaiPolice to get this investigated. Please don’t pay heed to any of these.
— Kenny Sebastian (@knowkenny) July 8, 2020
The buzz started when Kenny expressed his view on the social media platform about the central government’s retaliatory ban on TikTok after the India-China clash in Ladakh. On his twitter account he wrote – “Tik Tok situation: People forget that if they can do it to someone else they can do it to you. Also applies to arrests, internet access, rights as a citizen & yeah banning something on the App Store. Feeling apathy cause it doesn’t affect you directly is prehistoric behaviour.” Following his tweet people abused him and alleged him for not supporting the ban which was carried out in name of National Security.
Tik tok situation:
People forget that if they can do it to someone else they can do it to you.
Also applies to arrests, internet access, rights as a citizen & yeah banning something on the App Store.
Feeling apathy cause it doesn’t affect you directly is prehistoric behaviour.
— Kenny Sebastian (@knowkenny) June 30, 2020
A lot of people even tagged The National Commission of Women in the comment section, over which the commission took the cognizance and responded that further investigations will be done, Rekha Sharma, Chairwoman NCW India, has written to the DGP of Maharashtra to investigate the case.
@NCWIndia has been tagged in posts with snippets of misogynistic comments made by stand-up comedian @knowkenny. We've also observed his statement claiming them to be fake. Our Chairperson @sharmarekha has written to @DGPMaharashtra for immediate investigation in the case
— NCW (@NCWIndia) July 9, 2020