Derek O’Brien, Tharoor post images of themselves with dog filter to criticise FIR against comedians
The Mumbai Police had filed a case against the AIB group for a meme depicting Narendra Modi with canine features.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’ Brien on Saturday posted pictures using the Snapchat dog filter. This came a day after the Mumbai Police had filed a First Information Report against comedy collective All India Bakchod for posting a meme showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi using same Snapchat filter.
The Congress’ MP from Thiruvananthapuram posted the image after being prodded by several people on Twitter while defending the AIB’s freedom of expression.
Earlier in the day, Derek O’ Brien tried it too.
The AIB meme that had caused furore showed a doctored image of Modi standing at a railway station using the filter, accompanied by the hashtag #wanderlust, presumably taking a dig at the prime minister’s frequent foreign visits.