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Ram Gopal Varma Posted Sexist, Racist Tweets And It Has The Internet Fuming

Twitter controversy.

Updated:November 10, 2016, 4:12 PM IST
Ram Gopal Varma Posted Sexist, Racist Tweets And It Has The Internet Fuming
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While thousands took to the streets in cities across the US on Wednesday night in a bid to protest against Republican Donald Trump's victory in the Presidential Election and American Muslims expressed fear and shock over Trump's win, there was one man in India - Ram Gopal Varma - whose tweets seemed to be gaining a lot of attention. But for all the wrong reasons.

Like thousands of others around the world, Varma took to microblogging site Twitter to express his views on Trump's win. But the language that he used and the comparisons that he made, made him appear both sexist and racist.

Not only did the filmmaker boast about rightly predicting Trump's victory in the elections, he also mocked all those who thought that businessmen were 'nonsensical'.

In his consequent posts, he attacked the soon-to-retire First Lady Michelle Obama and compared her to soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump. And for the record, his tweet was sexist! He posted two pictures and asked people if they could tell why did he like the lady on the left more than Michelle Obama.

He also tweeted about how Obamas' would be deeply disturbed with the outcome of the elections and his tweet was by far the most rascist one you must have ever read.

And then he went on to predict that the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and John F Kennedy would be forgotten.

His tweets reflected his mentality when he wrote that it is an 'advancement in human thinking' when a 'man who in his 60's can talk about grabbing a woman's p***y'.

When one user tried to confront Varma, he defended himself by writing this:

What followed was an outrage on Twitter. Varma was slammed right, left and centre for his sexiest, racist remarks.

Social media users even lambasted him for objectifying women.

Among the people who spoke against Varma was ex-Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who gave him a fitting response.

This isn't the first time Varma has been in a Twitter controversy. He has been involved in several Twitter spats and is known for posting tweets in the language that not many approve of.

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