Actor Prakash Raj has faced brutal ridicule and criticism from many netizens for sharing a meme about the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 moon mission. The spacecraft that left India last month is expected to make a gentle landing on the lunar surface on August 23 at 6:04 pm.
Prakash Raj took to microblogging site ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter and Instagram to share memes about Chandrayaan-3 updates. The actor shared a social media post featuring a cartoon depicting a man pouring tea, the popular ‘Mallu Chaiwala’ meme. “BREAKING NEWS:- First photo taken from the Moon by #VikramLander Wowww #justasking” he wrote in his post.
Prakash Raj, has been a vocal critic of the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bhartiya Janata Party. She ran as an independent candidate in Bengaluru Central Lok Sabha constituency in India general election 2019 but lost. Although the famous actor’s comments about opposing the ruling government are always appreciated, the meme about following Chandrayaan-3’s updates has not been loved by netizens. .
They point out that the Chandrayaan-3 mission belongs to ISRO and India. A successful mission will be an achievement for the country and not just the BJP.
The post was deemed insensitive and offensive by users who urged him to show respect to the scientists responsible for India’s historic Moon mission.
“Chandrayaan-3 is something that the whole of India should be proud of, regardless of political ideology. Know the line between political and national trolling,” one user wrote.
“This is so sad. The work of ISRO and Chandrayaan-3 is one of those rare things that ignites the spark of solidarity, passion and optimism in billions of hearts. If you can’t celebrate it, you can’t celebrate it.” , the more you hate an individual more intensely than your love for the country,” one person wrote.
Notably, despite the hate and backlash on his posts, Prakash Raj has also received some support when it comes to explaining his meme. “What the cartoon says, Modi will own success if it lands,” one Twitter user wrote.
Another twitter user also commented that the question is why ISRO can’t send a mission to the moon in 2014. “But I wonder y they didn’t do all this until the 14th”, who This Twitter user said.
Another user also appeared to support Prakash Raj and alluded to a possible misunderstanding of his meme about updates on Chandrayaan-3.
Another Twitter user also wrote, “It’s a very old joke about a keralites having a tea stall on the moon.. It has nothing to do with Modi or ISRO. Bjp distorted his words to make him look down on”