Amitabh Bachchan's Silence Over His Dramatic Drop in Twitter Followers Has Gotten Us Worried
The angry young man isn't angry anymore.
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Let's be honest. No one likes losing followers on social media. Especially, if you're Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan.
Twitter is on a mission to cut down on fake and automated accounts. The microblogging site has said that it will remove suspicious accounts from users’ followers so the user has the confidence that his/her follower numbers are “meaningful and accurate.”
The move is aimed at users reportedly inflating their followers on Twitter with automated or fake accounts, buying the appearance of social influence to "bolster their political activism, business endeavours or entertainment careers".
To give you an idea about how serious Twitter is with its clean-up, music artist Katy Perry, the most followed account on the website, lost more than 2.8 million followers.
But we aren't worried about the Perrys or the Biebers. It's Amitabh Bachchan's deafening silence that has gotten us really, really worried.
For starters, the 75-year-old is extremely active on Twitter and uses the medium to share updates about his personal and professional lives with his fans and well-wishers.
T 2160 - FINALLY ..! Leonardo gets Best Actor at Oscars .. ! A considerate co star and a thorough gentleman ! pic.twitter.com/9ut6Htn6Dd
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 29, 2016
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 27, 2016
T 2474 - The 'yellow' yells ... YEEEAAAOOOOWWWLLLLLLLLL WWWOOWWW !! pic.twitter.com/LVGnEjNSOK
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) December 16, 2016
And, man, does he love 'dem followers.
T 1900 - FaceBook 21 MILLION ... !! Thank you all .. aiming for 30 MILLION now !! and then more .. !! YEAAAAHHHHHHHH !! BAAADOOOMBA !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 17, 2015
Despite his dedication towards the microblogging site, Twitter's not been so generous with the Shehenshah when it comes to followers. Or so he claims.
Earlier this year, BigB took to his account and accused the website of deliberately failing to increase his follower count despite the "maximum activity".
"How do you keep the score board from not moving despite every ball being hit for a 6," wrote the angry young man.
T 2793 - Dear Twitter Management , its quite amazing how you manage to keep numbers of followers CONSTANT, & not moving AT ALL despite maximum activity !!👏👏👏👏👏.. well done !! I mean how do you keep the score board from not moving despite every ball being hit for a 6 !! pic.twitter.com/oDZU9xxYAZ
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) May 2, 2018
And when BigB lost 1.6 lac followers back in January, he threatened to leave the website.
T 2599 - TWITTER ..!!!?? you reduced my number of followers .. !!??HAHAHAHAHAHAHA .. !! thats a joke .. time to get off from you .. thank you for the ride .. 😠😠😠 .. there are many 'other' fish in the sea - and a lot more exciting !! pic.twitter.com/85c15pDif4
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 31, 2018
But the recent Twitter clean-up has done more damage to his account than ever.
A quick search on Social Blade -- a website that compiles data from social media accounts and makes graphs to track your progress and growth-- shows Big B lost around 424,008 followers in just 24 hours. These numbers could increase as the Twitter purge continues.
Instead of sending out an angry tweet to Twitter, this time, he resorted to the silent treatment. Though, he retweeted a few tweets that complained about the decline in the actor's followers' count.
I am waiting for the 35M followers of amit ji... All most 34.8M completed.. Near to 35M.
But, now No. Of followers of @SrBachchan sir decrease 34.8M to 34.4M... How & why....???
— ★Sաɛta Pʀasaɖ ɛғ™ (@Swetaprasad19) July 13, 2018
Fir se @SrBachchan Sir Followers kam kar diye..... Aakhir kyun aur kab tak aise..????
34.8 se 34.4 ♂️♂️♂️♂️ pic.twitter.com/QpsL8LD8vh
— EF❤️Ashok Mistry (@ashokmistry4545) July 13, 2018
Or maybe he's following his own advice?
T 2864 - एक चुप , सौ सुख ... जीवन में कई बार ऐसी परिस्थितियाँ आती हैं , जब कुछ कहने लिखने का मन नहीं करता !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2018
Or does he support Twitter's drive to hunt down those spam accounts? Honestly, we do not know. All we hope is that the Twitter engine in him keeps running.
T 852 - Buzaaggadaa ! buzzadddhabhaa ! baazzuddahhabusaza ! erm .. thats the engine within me .. pushing, rushing, conducting .. nonstop !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 30, 2012
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