Big B jokes about Covid-19 after bat enters his house; Criticised

Team Udayavani, Apr 26, 2020, 2:47 PM IST

Amitabh Bachchan shared a “breaking news” with his fans on Saturday April 25. The actor revealed that a bat entered his house Jalsa while the family was enjoying time together on the third floor. He took to Twitter to share the “News of the hour”

He wrote “Ladies and gentlemen of the Jury .. news of the hour .. BREAKING NEWS .. would you believe it .. A Bat, a (chamgadar) has come into my room .. in Jalsa .. on the 3rd floor .. in my Den… Badi mushkil se use bahar nikala (It was tough to take it out of the house)… Corona peecha chodh hi nahin raha (Corona is not leaving us alone)”

However, the tweet did not go down well with the netizens. They accused him of ‘demonising’ the species. Some shared reports of bats not being harmful, that it will not transmit the virus and that it was wrong to pin the blame on them.

This is not the first time that Amitabh Bachchan has face backlash for his social media post. He was accused of sharing Fake news such as stating that the practice of clapping or hitting an object creates vibrations to kill the virus.


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