The internet is the weirdest place on the planet. We make friends across the globe, we untie for a chuckle or an outrange, but sometimes, desi Twitter goes to another level. There have been increasing instances of people trolling the wrong person on Twitter just because their name matches. It’s an embarrassing issue, but what can we do?
When Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel allegedly called India a poor country, people thought it was Snapdeal and started uninstalling the app.
Indians getting confused in Snapdeal and Snapchat. pic.twitter.com/lsBfTsxAgz— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 16, 2017
People boycotting snapdeal thinking it’s Snapchat is more insulting for India than someone calling India poor.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) April 16, 2017
When an author named Tom Holland tweeted about Motera stadium’s name being changed to Narendra Modi Stadium, Netizens thought he was the Spider-Man actor Tom Holland and starting trending ##BoycottSpiderman
I’m a huge admirer of the modesty Modi showed in naming the world’s largest cricket stadium after himself.— Tom Holland (@holland_tom) February 24, 2021
Bhakto!!! Please read his twitter bio before starting the boycott spiderman hashtag🤣🤣— Yash Shetye (@itsoutrageeyash) February 24, 2021
When India won the Gabba Test, Twitter trolled the wrong Steve Smith.
Hi mate. Welcome aboard. Let me show you where they keep the booze. You’ll need it. https://t.co/3p53dWhRqh— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) January 20, 2021
When identities get mixed up!! Sorry guys!!!! 😁✌️ https://t.co/BVA44MJkv3— Anshula (@anshula) January 20, 2021
When actor Adil Hussain got mistakenly trolled when a user tagged him on a post where someone had created outrage over Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s photo. The user apologized after.
Wonder what is blunder I did?— Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) January 28, 2021