Ever since the National Commission for Women (NCW) wrote to the video-sharing social networking service TikTok over a video by Faizal Siddiqui, allegedly glorified acid attack and crime against women, a sections of social media users demanding ban on the app has been a top trend on Twitter.
Social media has dug out other videos apart from the one made by Faizal that suggest videos made glorifying rape and animal abuse. Here’s how Twitter reacted.
In a video message the NCW Head Rekha Sharma said: "I came across a social media post which said, a man named Faizal Siddiqui uploaded a video which appeared to be glorifying acid attack. Taking cognizance of the matter, I have written to the Director General of Police in Maharashtra to take action."
Sharma further said, the commission also wrote to Anuj Bhatia, Grievance Officer at TikTok India, that the video be removed immediately, and the person's ID be blocked.
"After I wrote to TikTok, the video was removed but I want such people should not be given any space on any social media platform who promote crime against women. The Commission is seriously concern about the increase in crimes against women, and the video not only seems to promote violence against women but also shows the patriarchal mindset. The Commission asked for a detailed action taken report be sent at earliest," said Sharma.
Responding to the same, Faizal wrote a message and said "My intention was not to hurt anyone..."
He further said that the girl in the video is a professional makeup artist and has collaborated with him several times. He said that her makeup is just a way of projecting art and it in no way represents a promotion of acid attack on women.
He also said that he had shared the full video a month ago but now it has but edited to show that he is promoting acid attack. He also shared a full video clip of the video in question and explained that it is just water. Siddiqui clarified that in the part of the video that has been trimmed; he was drinking a glass of water.
Faizal Siddiqui is a TikTok star with over 13.4 million followers and has over 4,35,000 followers on Instagram. He is a part of Team Nawab which includes his brother Amir Siddiqui, Soumya Daundkar,Tanveer Qureshi, and Doll Daundkar.
He is famously known as Prince of Team Nawab among his followers.
Sources said that Siddiqui lives in Thane and has studied at Dr D.Y Patil university Department of Hospitality & Tourism Studies, Mumbai.
He is Amir Siddiqui's brother who recently drew controversy after he shot a video opining why TikTok is better and has more content than YouTube.
He had also tagged all the major names who create content on YouTube and TikTok. Post this, Carry Minati uploaded a video roasting the TikTokers and titled it as YouTube vs TikTok- The End which created a stir on social media.
(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)