The horrific shooting in Orlando at a nightclub on Sunday, June 12, has left the entire world shocked. At least 50 people died on the spot and 53 or more were injured and rushed to hospital, say reports. The nightclub, Pulse, is frequented by the gay and lesbian community. Bollywood celebrities expressed shock over the Orlando attack on Twitter, with prominent actresses and actors like Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, among others, pouring their hearts out for the victim. But Indian filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has surprised us with his rather radical tweets on the Orlando shootings. Also Read - Not Just His Dog, US President-Elect Joe Biden Will Bring His Cat to The White House Too
Instead of sympathising with the victims, RGV has resorted to politicising it by saying that only US Presidential candidate Donald J Trump can save the nation from terrorism. Here’s what he said in a number of posts on Twitter. Also Read - Operation All-Out in Kashmir: Forces And Civil Society Need to Kill Terrorism's Psyche
“It’s a joke ppl are praying for victims of Orlando shootings when it’s same God who couldn’t stop it..He’s lesser God than God of Isis”. Also Read - US President Elect Joe Biden Twists Ankle While Playing With His Dog
RGV has also brought in religion and said that “Jesus couldn’t save America”. “Only @realDonaldTrump can do to the terrorists what the incompetent @BarackObama and @JesusHChrist had already failed to do”, he says, adding, “If after these Orlando attacks also if Americans unanimously don’t vote for @realDonaldTrump only @Allah can save them”.
RGV goes on, “If at random Isis can kill 50 gays it can strike anywhere anytime n kill any ppl for any reason bcos it hates everything about America.” He shows full support for Donald Trump with the following tweets:
“Even though I belong to a community who @realDonaldTrump hates,only hope for America in particular nd world in general is @realDonaldTrump”.
“Hey @realDonaldTrump ,I luv u for saying this….”If bad things happen to good people,you should do worse things to bad people”.
“Americans have only two choices..Either let @realDonaldTrump bless them or @allah bless them,” he said, adding, “Since Jesus Christ repeatedly proved that he can’t “May Allah Bless America”.
“Orlando killings prove that terrorists biggest weapon is surprise and no one can predict a surprise because if predicted,it’s not a surprise,” RGV further said, with more Donald Trump pegging, “That,they were shot like sitting ducks strengthens @realDonaldTrump ‘s argument if victims also were armed this massacre wouldn’t happen”.
RGV further says about Trump, “The only way to defeat terrorism is by refusing to be terrorised–Donald J Trump.. Hey @realDonaldTrump I love u for this quote”.
RGV has yet again taken a controversial route to comment on a sensitive issue and that too an international menace that is terrorism. He concluded his tweets this morning with the words, “If killing is on his mind even without a gun,a man can bring down planes with just box cutting knives as witnessed in the 9/11 attacks”. (ALSO READ: Orlando Shooting: All you need to know about Omar Mateen who massacred 50 people at Florida gay nightclub)
Meanwhile, here’s what Priyanka Chopra, Sonam Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra said about the Orlando shooting on Twitter. Priyanka Chopra: “Heartbreaking to hear about the #OrlandoShooting May peace come upon this earth.. Prayers for the victims and their families. #prayerforlove.
Sidharth Malhotra: “So Sad to hear about the massacre in #Orlando here My prayers n condolences to the families who lost their loved ones,stop this #violence”.
Sonam Kapoor shared on Instagram:
The Orlando Police has also been tweeting updates on the case.
What do you think of the views of RGV on the issue?