Twitter users are notorious for celebrity death hoaxes and for starting other rumours related to the world of celebs. Actor Thalapathy Vijay was the victim of one such rumour just yesterday. While fans of South superstars Ajith Kumar and Vjiay often engage in a verbal spat on Twitter, the latest one took an ugly turn as hashtag #RIPactorVijay started trending on the microblogging website, despite Vijay being alive and well. It was initiated by Ajith fans, who tweeted memes and comments along with the hashtag. This created a panic as Vijay’s fans were shocked to see the hashtag trending on Monday morning and were relieved to find that it was only a hoax started by Vijay’s haters / Ajith’s fans. In response to the haters, Vijay’s fans started using the hashtag #LongLiveVijay, which was also trending by Monday afternoon. Vijay has had back to back hits and blockbusters, and is currently regarded as one of Kollywood’s biggest stars.
This is not the first time that Ajith and Vijay’s fans have competed in the Twitterverse. Earlier this year, on Vijay’s birthday on 22nd June, his fans took to Twitter to wish him and share their excitement for his new film Bigil. But actor Ajith’s fans quickly started using the hashtag #என்றும்_தலஅஜித் (Endrum Thala Ajith), which ending up trending nationally at number one that day.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu cricketer Ashwin Ravichandran, who is also a fan of Tamil cinema fan, also took note of the Twitter trend. The popular spin bowler took to Twitter to express his disappoinment in Tamil youngsters. He wrote, "There was an asteroid that missed hitting our planet a few days ago, irregular monsoons hitting different cities, droughts in many parts of our country and very disturbing criminal cases being spoken, but the young generation of our lovely state manage to trend this #RIPactorVIJAY."
There was an asteroid that missed hitting our planet a few days ago, irregular monsoons hitting different cities, droughts in many parts of our country and very disturbing criminal cases being spoken, but the young generation of our lovey state manage to trend this #RIPactorVIJAY— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) July 29, 2019