A clip purportedly from DC's new animated film 'Injustice' is doing the rounds of social media and apparently for reasons no one saw coming.
In the viral clip, Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) has been rightfully portrayed as a disputed territory. DC superheroes Superman and Wonder Woman are seen destroying all military equipment in the region and then declaring it an "arms-free zone". This viral clip has riled up several Twitter users in India, with many even tweeting with #AntiIndiaSuperman.
There are media reports saying that the two heroes are destroying Indian military infrastructure. The voiceover in the clip can however be heard as saying that Superman and Wonder Woman destroys 'every piece of military equipment 'declaring 'an arms-free zone'. There is no apparent mention of India or Pakistan but Kashmir can be heard as being regarded as a 'disputed territory.
Soon after the clip went viral on social media, it was met with heavy backlash from Indian fans. “DC fans in India, show some patriotism and cancel [Injustice]. This is hideous. Propaganda anti-India narratives should be busted,” one person wrote on Twitter.
DC fans in India, show some patriotism and cancel [Injustice]. This is hideous. Propaganda anti-India narratives should be busted#AntiIndiaSuperman— Kriti Singh (@KritiSingh1207) October 20, 2021
Another added: “DC Comics, this is outrageous, Kashmir is [an] integral part of India, [so] stay out of it or get your market destroyed in India.”
Another person wrote, "It’s time to ban DC films in India.”
"India is a land of peace and love. Kashmir is the Paradise of India. Shame on the Modern Day Superman. He will now be called Coward Shameless Superman. People from the world come and love India's Ideology," a Twitter user wrote.
"Showing Kashmir a disputed region and showing Indian army as villain disgusting conspiracy from DC against India. Kashmir is and will always be an integral part of India. DC better removes this objectionable scene or be ready for a complete ban in India," wrote another user.
Portraying Kashmir as a disputed region and Indian army as villain was an unethical conspiracy against India by @DCComics.Kashmir is & will always be an Integral Part of India.#AntiIndiaSuperman pic.twitter.com/3cnxN9PUtu— J. Om in Bharat (@J_Om_in_Bharat) October 20, 2021
One more penned, "Apologise to India for your malicious propaganda against Kashmir or face the wrath of a billion plus Indians and trust our strength, you will not be able to bear the loss."
@DCComics Apologise to India for your malicious propaganda against Kashmir or face the wrath of a billion plus indians and trust our strength, you will not be able to bear the loss. #AntiIndiaSuperman— Ananya 🇮🇳 (@AnanyaLodh) October 20, 2021
One Twitter user wrote, “Westerners are now using animated movies to propagate the Anti India propaganda. These cheap stunts won’t work. Kashmir is our integral part and we won’t tolerate these offending attempts to malign us. DC Comics. Delete disputed scenes!”
There were several similar reactions.
Ban it in India, and ban other DC movies too.— Neal Grover (@juchkuduk) October 18, 2021
Never thought I will ever hate DC but that’s it. https://t.co/pZLjvpw8zD— Sleepy Bot (@thesleepybot) October 18, 2021
So now comic writers write politics of world that they don't know?— bishal banerjee (@bishalb2008) October 18, 2021
I think not, this is a well planned deliberate attempt to showcase supremacy subtly to the young consumers who have no idea.
It's a no brainer who are behind such activities https://t.co/k1f6R6Pnta
DC is yet to respond to the backlash.
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