Amid serious issues such as monsoon rains flooding various parts of the country and controversial cases taking mysterious turns, an irrelevant and untrue topic trended on Twitter, allegedly fueled by the fans of a rival actor from the Kollywood industry. 'RIP actor Vijay' trended on Twitter, leaving many confused and irked as they failed to understand how it received so much of attention despite other concerns looming around and despite it clearly being false.
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was visibly irked with this trend, as he took to Twitter to point out that there were many other important issues that were neglected en route to making 'RIP actor Vijay' trend on social media. The former Chennai Super Kings player said that issues such as an asteroid narrowly missing hitting the earth, irregular monsoons, droughts, and criminal cases were overlooked by the younger generation to trend something that was rather very irrelevant and insensitive.
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He further said that it was time to cut the fuel to the fire, indicating that focus should be more on important issues rather than such childish trends.
The rivalry between the fans of Kollywood actors Vijay and Ajith Kumar is known to be very volatile, with both sides known for displaying the 'strength' of the fans on social media. There have been various instances of such trends previously, where one actor is trolled by the fans of the other. However, this trend left many surprised as to how the topic trended just because of youngsters tweeting about it without considering other important issues in the country. A shocking number of 56.2 thousand tweets were put out on the RIP actor Vijay trend, leaving it to trend on the second spot on Twitter.