Akshay Kumar‘s Canadian citizenship became a subject of trolling Sunday after the actor welcomed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s debut on Twitter, saying people can now tweet their
“suggestions and grievances” to the civic body directly.
The BMC is now on twitter as @mybmc, you can now tweet your suggestions/ grievances to BMC directly and get them addressed.
Try it now to make your voice heard directly.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 6, 2019
- Trolls soon hijacked the Twitter thread, with most of them using derogatory language against the actor for holding a Canadian passport. Tunhara Akshay was the subject of intense speculation about his citizenship after he did not vote in Mumbai on April 29 in the fourth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha polls.
Later, the 51-year-old said he had never hidden or denied the fact that he holds a Canadian passport.
Kumar’s tweet did not go well with many, who called the remarks ironic and mocked the actor for holding a Canadian passport. However, there were some who thanked Kumar for passing on the information.
While some twitter users wrote :
Why should a Canadian give advice to Indians
When whole Mumbai is flooding n water logging,a Canadian shifted to holiday,rather than staying here n helping mumbaikars,u shifted for good holiday
Insaniyat hai ❓
Many helpless r also among Ur fans ❓
Atleast help them…
— indian by heart ? ?% (@indianlove1947) July 7, 2019
— Invincible (@INVINCIBLE_SK) July 6, 2019
“Toothpaste mein desh ki mitti hai, handwash mein desh ki suraksha hai, saabun mein deshbhakti ka jhaag hai….lekin passport mein desh ki naagrikta nahi hai. Ye kaisa deshprem hai. Canadian,” a user wrote.
toothpaste mein desh ki mitti hai, handwash mein desh ki suraksha hai, saabun mein deshbhakti ka jhaag hai..lekin passport mein desh ki naagrikta nahi hai. Ye kaisa deshprem hai. Canadian pic.twitter.com/PmAIDbMDuI
— ?? (@BeingPratik_) July 6, 2019
One more Twitter user wrote, “Canadian hai toh Canada mein gyan de, hum apna sambhal lenge.”
Canadian hai to canada me gyan de hum apna samhal lenge
— Sαℓмαη Fαηαтι¢ (@SalmansFanatic_) July 6, 2019
Jai canada pic.twitter.com/Zu5muAraKQ
— ? MASS ? DABANGG3 ? (@Mass__Tweets) July 6, 2019
The actor had earlier said he doesn’t understand the “unwarranted interest and negativity” about his citizenship as he works in the country and pays his taxes here.
“While all these years, I have never needed to prove my love for India to anyone, I find it disappointing that my citizenship issue is constantly dragged into needless controversy, a matter that is personal, legal, non-political, and of no consequence to others,” he had said.