Twitterati Questions: Why Hypocrisy? Kunal Kamra banned from Flying but Pragya Thakur can Fly ?
The internet has called out the hypocrisy of airlines after comedian Kunal Kamra was banned by four carriers for roasting a television news anchor on flight. While travelling on an IndiGo flight, Kunal heckled the news anchor and posted a video of the incident on Twitter that swiftly went viral. Hours after the video was shared online, IndiGo, followed by Air India, SpiceJet and GoAir, barred Kunal from flying with their respective airlines.
But why was such action not taken against BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, is what the internet is emphatically discussing at the moment. In December 2019, Thakur had refused to change a seat on a Delhi-Bhopal plane that led to the flight being delayed for 45 minutes.
It is particularly SpiceJet that has endured the wrath of netizens, considering Pragya Thakur was flying on their airline. "But did you suspend Sadhvi Pragya who actually caused a ruckus on YOUR OWN plane?" a user tweeted, as did several other angry folks.
Why is Ms Pragya Thakur not being put on a no fly list for having endangered flight safety by insisting on a seat that she was not entitled to as she was in a wheelchair— Akshay Kumar Indian (@kumarakshay1) January 29, 2020
Plus, she caused delay of the flight
Let's see if Mr Puri and DGCA take action where it is really needed
@flyspicejet Request you to also ban Pragya Thakur from flying with you. She has been a ruckus & inconvenience to passengers by throwing tantrums on flights causing 45 mins+ of delay. @DGCAIndia Please take an action.— Shruti Chaturvedi (@adhicutting) January 29, 2020
but did you suspend sadhvi pragya who actually caused a ruckus on YOUR OWN plane? https://t.co/u4xR7sew0Q— Comered Comadare Comerd Kanal (@RootKanal) January 29, 2020