British actor Tom Holland, who performs Spider-Man on the large display, was concerned in a huge controversy on Twitter in India for an ironic remark about Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made by one other particular person of the identical identify.
British historian Tom Holland, who goes on Twitter @holland_tom, mocked the Indian prime minister on Wednesday after a large cricket stadium was named after him.
“I’m a nice admirer of the modesty proven by Modi when giving his identify to the biggest cricket stadium on this planet,” wrote the historian on the social community.
The publication of the tweet provoked offended reactions in India, the place many confused the historian’s Twitter account with that of the well-known actor, 24, who performs Spider-Man within the motion pictures and whose Twitter consumer is @ TomHolland1996.
After this confusion, hundreds of messages unfold the hashtag #BoycottSpiderMan on this nation of 1.three billion individuals.
“It’s an inner downside for India. We’re going to give a life lesson #BoycottSpiderMan ”, wrote a netizen.
Actor Holland, lively this week on Twitter to advertise the longer term Spider-Man film, selected to disregard the controversy.
As a substitute, the historian apologized with a sure dose of British irony: “By God, evidently I’ve solely destroyed the expectations of the following Spider-Man in India.”
The stadium in Ahmedabad, within the western Indian state of Gujarat, was christened Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
With a capability for 110,000 spectators, this macro sports activities complicated was one of the enduring initiatives of the present prime minister when he was presiding over the Gujarat state authorities.