Internet is no less than a mine of knowledge but at the same time, there’s no dearth of hoax and fake posts which go viral at a fast pace and even after they are declared as fake, they start doing rounds after some time, misleading netizens.
Undoubtedly, posts by celebrities grab much attention and therefore, it’s quite important that they become more careful and make proper research before sharing anything with their fans and followers or else they have to face wrath and mockery on social media. And the same happened with Bollywood diva Shraddha Kapoor.
Shraddha took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and shared a pic which she thought to be of Indian army with caption, “They freeze to make sure that we are warm. They protect to make sure that we feel safe. Can never thank you Jawaans enough.”
Here’s her tweet:
They freeze to make sure that we are warm. They protect to make sure that we feel safe. Can never thank you Jawaans enough. pic.twitter.com/z1Df4sw0dA
— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) December 17, 2017
In actual fact, this photo is of Russian army instead of Indian army and Twitterati didn’t forgive Shraddha for this big mistake. Here are few selected tweets:
Here’s the truth:
True. Check my timeline. Debunked on 10th Dec 2016. Last year and yesterday too
— SM Hoax Slayer (@SMHoaxSlayer) December 18, 2017
Why Shraddha why?
Russian soldiers getting much love from Indian politicians and actors.
But, apparently they are being loved as Indian soldiers.
After @KirronKherBJP now this actor shares fake photo.
— Uzair Hasan Rizvi (@RizviUzair) December 18, 2017
Lanat ha in pa
— Irtaza Anwar (@IrtazaAnwar9991) December 17, 2017
— Vikrant Sharma (@itsmrvsharma) December 17, 2017
Being a celebrity, show some responsibility before tweeting:
Being a celebrity u should verify the pics or video before sharing with ur fanbase on social media. The following pic is fake. Already exposed it 1 year ago. This pic is of Russian soldiers. Please be responsible @ShraddhaKapoor @SMHoaxSlayer https://t.co/8sExdV7SPo
— Shubhendu Sikdar (@SocialMoksh) December 17, 2017
We don’t need fake pic to respect Indian Army:
They are russian not Indian soldier for respecting them we don’t need fake pic refer @SMHoaxSlayer
— Naveen kumar🇮🇳 (@naveenrck) December 17, 2017
Are you seeing Shraddha?
— Himanshu Saini 🇮🇳 (@sainihimanshu10) December 17, 2017
FAKE: the photograph is not of the Indian Army and the place shown in the photo is not Siachen. The original photos are of Russian army soldiers and was first posted in 2013.https://t.co/AEIKRbFG1r @ShubhamTrinamul @KOLLEO @Jayantasengoptu
— Rudranil (@rudranilblue) December 19, 2017
Next Alia Bhatt?
तुम भी आलिया बनना चाहती हो ,??
हम हमारे जवानों को दिल से इज़्ज़त करते है,
पर आप लोग इंडियन आर्मी के नाम पे झूठा फ़ोटो शेयर किये जा रहे हो।
— S.Muhammad Haris (@95Haris_) December 18, 2017
We do respect our soldiers:
Although we have utmost respect admiration for our soldiers, this is a fake pic going viral. It is of Russian soldiers.
— Neeraj (@Neerajx) December 17, 2017
Be careful while tweeting next time, Shraddha!