Rahul Gandhi Went To Watch Star Wars And It Made Countless People Worried
Apparently, you can’t go to watch Star Wars if you’ve just lost the elections in 2 states. Or at least that’s what applies to Rahul Gandhi. Only a few hours after the election result was declared on Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the hashtag #AreYouSeriousRahul started trending, fueled by ‘exclusive’ footage of him entering the theater, by Times Now. In fact they ran a special program questioning Rahul Gandhi’s intentions of watching a movie.
What I did not understand was, how is it a big deal? Can’t a person, politician or otherwise, watch a film in a theater. Doesn’t someone have the right to feel better after a rough day? What is so offensive about this situation?
Times Now even ran a whole segment questioning how Rahul Gandhi can go to see a movie. They even managed to sneak out ‘visuals’ from the theater. What in the seven hells of journalism is this?
Visuals showing Theater staff acknowledging the presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s presence in a cinema hall after the Congress lost the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh #AreYouSeriousRahul pic.twitter.com/B6uovofAnX
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 19, 2017
However, Twitter being Twitter, soon made a national issue out of it, and started trolling Mr. Gandhi. Here’s what Twitter had to say-
@rssurjewala your Rahul Gandhi should boasting about being concerned about the #CycloneOckhi victims. Since he was enjoying “Star Wars” at the time he was politically expected to be with victims. Accept the fact that he’s an Accidental Politician 😉 https://t.co/5mjeS6aDJ5
— Prerna #Hindu (@Proud_Hindu_PS) December 20, 2017
Rahul Gandhi did advance booking of star wars as he knew cobg is gng to loose which means the evm was fix 😂😂😂#GujaratVerdict
— Nation First 🇮🇳 (@humour_rumor) December 20, 2017
For those having great expectations from Rahul Gandhi, On the eve of 18th Dec 2017 when even all results were not declared, this guy was so tired that he was watching movie Star Wars in theater. can we let this person lead our country as prime minister?
— Jayesh (@jayeshdewana12) December 20, 2017
— Rajan Awasthi (@RajanAw56887927) December 20, 2017
Rahul Gandhi watching Star Wars movie instead of Pogo or Chota Bheem is a worrying sign for BJP.
— PhD in Bakchodi (@Atheist_Krishna) December 19, 2017
Had he seen Star Wars 6 hours BEFORE the elections, I would’ve totally voted for Rahul Gandhi cuz that would’ve been a badass move.
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) December 20, 2017
Tomorrow’s article by Sagarika Ghose (which she will share 5 times in 3 minutes)
“From Chhota Bheem to Star Wars, has Rahul Gandhi come of age?”
— 🐒 (@dimaagkoshot) December 19, 2017
Some news channels are criticizing Rahul Gandhi for watching Star Wars just after losing elections in Gujarat & Himachal Pradesh. But they forget, he is the moral winner in both the states. Winners don’t do different things, Winners do things differently.
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) December 19, 2017
I think Rahul Gandhi went to watch Star Wars becuase he thinks BJP stands for Bhartiya Jedi Party.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) December 20, 2017
So, After Congress lost elections in Gujarat and Himachal, Rahul Gandhi watched Star Wars. Why so hue about it? Even when Congress was in Power, Rahul Gandhi was in party mood soon after 26/11 Mumbai crisis.
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) December 19, 2017
Immediately after Gujarat elections results PM left for cyclone hit Lakshadweep and Kanyakumari to oversee relief work and Rahul Gandhi left for cinema hall to watch Star Wars.
— Rita (@RitaG74) December 19, 2017
But common sense eventually prevailed as people pointed out the obvious (hint: Times Now’s journalism):
.@TimesNow pls tell me if Rahul Gandhi brushed his teeth or no today
— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) December 20, 2017
Times Now: Rahul Gandhi watched Star Wars on the day of election results. How dare he? How can he be prime minister?
Modi lies blatantly in election rallies.
Times Now: Even though Modi lies, the good thing is he lies 19 hours a day, doesn’t watch movies at all.
— Anirban Dasgupta (@adg_5) December 19, 2017
Almost no story more perfectly illustrates the dangerous idiocy that has crept into ‘political’ journalism in India than that Rahul Gandhi going to watch a movie should be considered a scoop by some ‘intrepid’ TV hacks!
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) December 20, 2017
Instead of creepily stalking Rahul Gandhi (and turning viewers into intolerant voyeurs), a more relevant and meaningful debate could have been held by @TimesNow.
Instead, they decide to do a #AreYouSeriousRahul cartoon show.
— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) December 20, 2017
Well, guess that won’t be the last time national news is made out of nothing. Really hoping 2018 turns out to be better than this, at least journalistically.
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