Blaming, Abuse have become quite common for Chiranjeevi and his fans after the actor’s failure stint in Politics. Fans have started to get used to it since they are on back foot. But this time the abuse or criticism whatever you call came from a National channel, CNN-IBN. The article has a stringiest words on the actor and his political career highlighting the recent stone pelting on the actor when he is on a visit to cyclone affected areas in North Andhra. While the base line of the article, ‘The actor losing his stature after entering politics’ is an unarguable fact, the words used in it did not go well with the fans..
They came back strongly this time. There is a furry of abusive tweets on IBN with a hash tag #ShameOnIBN from the fans and the retaliation was so strong that the hash tag began to trend on Twitter and Rajdeep Sardesai, the Editor in Chief of the channel had finally succumbed to pressure and tendered an apology to Mega Star and his fans. He tweeted, “Sorry folks for tweeting post gnight! Had to respond to #chirufans . Respect their right to be heard, but not to censor! Gnight”. He also added one more tweet slowly to pacify fans, “And those angry with an article on chiranjeevi on @ibnlive , pl write a counter article which we will publish. Abuse will get you nowhere.”