PIBFCU schools Amitabh Bachchan over his superstitious tweet
Amitabh Bachchan Posts Misinformation On Coronavirus, Press Information Bureau's fact-checking unit Schools him
As the Coronavirus cases are on the rise in the country, PM Narendra Modi recently declared a nation-wide self-imposed Janta curfew to curb its spread. The PM had also asked citizens of the country to clap for five minutes as a mark of appreciation for the service providers of the country.
Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently shared a tweet in which he advocated how ‘clapping and shankh vibrations’ can destroy or reduce the potency of any virus during Amavasya(New moon).
The Shahenshah tweeted, “‘Amavasya’, darkest day of the month ; virus, bacteria evil force at max potential & power! Clapping shankh vibrations reduce/ destroy virus potency Moon passing to new ‘nakshatra’ Revati. cumulative vibration betters blood circulation”.
Big B was not only slammed by the netizens for spreading misinformation but also schooled by Press Information Bureau’s fact-checking unit.
PIBFCU tweeted, “NO! The vibration generated by clapping together will NOT destroy #Coronavirus infection.”
Take a look at the Tweet here:
NO ! The vibration generated by clapping together will NOT destroy #Coronavirus infection#PIBFactCheck: The #JantaCurfew clapping initiative at 5pm is to express gratitude towards the Emergency staff working selflessly to counter #coronavirusinindia #Covid19India pic.twitter.com/WHfK4guxys
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) March 22, 2020
Here is how netizens reacted:
— Abhisar Sharma (@abhisar_sharma) March 23, 2020
Mr Bachchan, please don’t spread ridiculous superstition & utter misinformation in the time when India is dealing with a global pandemic https://t.co/iAKBE7C0EL
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) March 23, 2020
The ‘Piku’ actor soon deleted his tweet after receiving so much backlash from the netizens.
During these trying times, Celebs should not unverified information and superstitious beliefs.