Comedian Kunal Kamra has got himself into trouble with the Bombay Stock Exchange as he posted morphed photographs of Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, the signature building of BSE in India. BSE has accused Kamra for using the photo of Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers for his “nefarious activities”.
On 14th of April, Comedian Kunal Kamra took to Twitter for sharing a spoof tweet which included numerous photos edited by Photoshop and the caption read “These photos are as real as Modiji’s promises”. All the photos were hilarious and one of them was of the first-ever picture of black hole which was captured recently. The image was photoshopped in such a way that it appeared to say, “Don’t vote for Modi”.
In the image that had the signature building of BSE, the stock share prices were photoshopped and it read ‘Don’t vote for Modi’. Apparently, this didn’t go down well with the Bombay Stock Exchange. Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers in the Dalal Street of Mumbai received a trademark registration last year in June which implies that brands or artists willing to feature the Towers in their project or work ought to get the consent of BSE first.
The Twitter War
On 19th of April, BSE tweeted that legal action against the Comedian Kunal Kamra could be taken by them for morphing the pictures. This is what the tweet read, “A fake morphed photo against a political party using BSE building has been shared by Kunal Kamra. BSE is extremely disappointed at the unfortunate, unauthorized illegal use of BSE building for nefarious activities. BSE reserves right to take appropriate legal action against Comedian Kunal Kamra .”
After this incident, the netizens got together for pointing out that the photo was obviously highly morphed and it must not be claimed as a ‘nefarious activity’ by the BSE.
Well, not just in morphed images, Comedian Kunal Kamra is also advocating not to vote for Modi and his “Don’t vote for Modi” images have become a great meme-worthy content for the meme lords out there. People really need to take comedy in a lighter and better way and stop getting offended by minute issues.