Tanmay Bhat Posts, Then Deletes Tweets on Twitter Calling Him 'Crass'

Social media has reacted with outrage to Tanmay Bhat's video, made on Snapchat and posted on May 26, but Mr Bhat is certainly not keeping a low profile, as a series of tweets posted on his account indicate

  | May 30, 2016 13:21 IST (New Delhi)
Tanmay Bhat

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  • Tanmay's video imagined a conversation between Sachin and Lataji
  • Tanmay Bhat says Twitter has no claim to higher moral ground
  • Tanmay and AIB made headlines last year with their controversial 'Roast'
Tanmay Bhat of the comedy collective AIB posted and then deleted two tweets on Monday in which he slammed Twitter for calling him 'crass.' Mr Bhat has been savaged on social media after he posted a video mocking cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar on May 26.
In his now-deleted tweets, Tanmay Bhat said Twitter has no claim to higher moral ground:
"Sab aise baat kar rahe hai jaise har baar life mein sirf George Carlin level thought provoking joke nikla hai unke muh se."
"LOL, Twitter, jaha pe logo ke marne se pehle unke marne ki khabar trend hoti hai 'tasteless' aur 'crass' jaise words use kar rahi hai."
Mr Bhat braved the hate directed at him in previous tweets posted over the weekend:
A video titled 'Sachin vs Lata Civil War' imagined a conversation between Sachin and Lataji and was posted by Mr Bhat with a disclaimer that read: "I make such nonsense on my Snapchat."
On Twitter, few appeared to find it funny, many denounced it as offensive. Actors like Riteish Deshmukh and Anupam Kher said they were shocked and disgusted. 'Tanmay Bhat' trended on Sunday.
On Monday, there were fresh tweets against Mr Bhat:
Stray voices spoke up in support of Mr Bhat:
The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navanirman Sena or MNS has filed a police complaint against Tanmay Bhat and threatened to beat him up.
Mr Bhat and AIB made headlines last year when their 'Roast' of actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor provoked similar complaints and was finally taken offline.

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