Sonu Nigam quits Twitter; shows support to Abhijeet, Paresh Rawal


Singer Sonu Nigam, who recently stirred a controversy with his tweets on ‘Azaan’, has quit the micro-blogging site today, after Twitter suspended singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s account. He also mentioned Paresh Rawal’s Arundhati Roy tweet while explaining the reason for his quitting Twitter.

Sonu Nigam claimed that the platform had no "balance" and was "one-sided" with hate all around. Talking about suspension of Abhijeet’s account for his offensive tweets, Sonu argued that if his account is deleted then why not JNU student activist Shehla Rashid’s, for provoking supporters by accusing that BJP is involved in a sex racket.

“One Could disagree wth Abhijeetda’s language but isn’t Shehla’s accusation tht BJP has a Sex Racket, Provocation enough to Supporters? If His account is deleted, why not Her? And the other Morons who hurl Mother Sister abuses to every Achiever?” Sonu wrote.

Defending Paresh Rawal’s tweet, Sonu wrote, “A woman can endorse a picture of Gautam Gambhir in the front of the Army Jeep, & Paresh Rawal, Criticized for doing d same to someone else. Accepted Arundhati has d right to her opinion about Kashmir, but then the other billion Indians have the right to feel Let Down too right?”

Sonu bid adieu to his close to seven million followers as he has come to understood that "you can wake up someone who's sleeping, but can not wake up one who's pretending to sleep when he's awake."

The singer wrote 24 tweets before quitting the site and asked media and his followers to take screenshots of his tweets. Following is what Sonu wrote in his final tweets.

“Hello Press, Twitteratis, Tweeples and Tweetios, get ready to take screen shots of my following messages for they won’t remain here 4 long… I bid adieu to Twitter and my close to 7 Million followers today, leaving most Disappointed and angry at me, and some Sadists Happy... I have come to understand that “You can wake up someone who’s sleeping, but can not wake up one who’s pretending to sleep when he’s awake”… Media, is divided. Some Nationalists, some just Cold blooded Pseudos not ready to learn from our History of Traitors… Hv seen Love Pouring in from Most Quarters 4 my Balanced approach; & unreasonable, illogical, ruthless, Profanities being hurled frm other… People blessing you on one hand; and some wishing Death upon you. Even some young Girls and Boys and Kids behave like terrorists… A woman can endorse a picture of Gautam Gambhir in the front of the Army Jeep, & Paresh Rawal, Criticized for doing d same to someone else... Accepted Arundhati has d right to her opinion about Kashmir, but then the other billion Indians have the right to feel Let Down too right? …And we have stopped being Humans. We are nothing beyond Proud Muslims, Hindus, Pakistanis, Indians.Gosh.Such arrogance 4 being so stupid? …One Could disagree wth Abhijeetda’s language but isn’t Shehla’s accusation tht BJP has a Sex Racket, Provocation enough to Supporters? …If His account is deleted, why not Her? And the other Morons who hurl Mother Sister abuses to every Achiever? …Where’s the Balance? How is it all so one sided? Why is everyone so Angry here on Twitter? Why can’t there be a Sensible discussion? …It only goes to prove that most humans, cannot digest power when it comes to them unchecked. They need Reins to hold them back... I have nothing against Twitter, it’s a Game Changer. Yet Twitter cud have been a Greater Platform. It’s like Porn, shown in Theatres… I quit Twitter Today in Defiance of this One Sided Sham. Every Logical, Sensible Patriot and Humanist should... I am sorry I don’t belong to a place which spews so much Venom with such Relish! A place that taints me Anti Muslim in some losers’ minds… I have no Religion. I follow my own religion choosing d Best from everywhere. Those who understand, know; those who don’t, my condolences... I don’t belong 2 a place whr sm Pseudo Intellectuals actually turn a Blind Eye to d Unprecedented slap I gave 2 d Fatva proclaimers on me... I am no Right Wing, No Left Wing. I respect everyone’s Opinion but I guess Here, you have to Belong Somewhere... I hope I never need to return here to Clarify, but I never say Never! At this point, my Pious life, needs to Declutter... I don’t know what will be made out of these Threads of mine, and what new Controversy I’ll get in2, but this shud b d last due 2 Twitter... And if there’s a Newer Platform with some Filter, I’d be Owning it! We’ll see each other there. Goodbye till then 6.5 Millions... People getting married? U can actually know d entire Psychology & Class of a Partner by just going through his Twitter Time line... Shall Delete d account in a bit so the messages are conveyed clearly and with Utmost Humility and Good Intent. Thanks Twitter.”