Using a morphed image of the prestigious BSE building to peddle his anti-Modi propaganda under the garb of humour has cost dearly for propagandist masquerading as a comedian Kunal Kamra as the Bombay Stock Exchange lodges a formal complaint against him.
— Chowkidar Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) April 26, 2019
The BSE in its letter asserted that the morphed image posted by ‘comedian’ Kunal Kamra is in violation of their brand and intellectual property with unauthorised modification and misuse of their brand. BSE also claimed that the unauthorised modification seems to be misleading its investors and the general public with malafide intent.
Kunal Kamra, known for harbouring leftist tendencies and pathological hatred for Modi government had posted a tweet including a photoshopped photo of Bombay Stock Exchange with its ticker reading ‘Don’t Vote for Modi’.
These photos are as real as Modiji’s promises… pic.twitter.com/zEBOUxyLKJ
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) April 14, 2019
However, this didn’t go down well with the world’s 10th largest Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of $4.9 trillion. BSE pulled him up for ‘unauthorised and illegal use of BSE building for nefarious activities’. BSE also forewarned him stating that it is contemplating legal action against the so-called ‘comedian’.
A fake morphed photo against a political party using BSE building has been shared by @kunalkamra88.BSE is extremely disappointed at unfortunate,unauthorized & illegal use of BSE buildg fr nefarious activities.BSE reserves right to take appropriate legal action agnst @kunalkamra88
— BSE India (@BSEIndia) April 19, 2019
Instead of being apologetic for infringing upon the BSE’s brand and intellectual property and misrepresenting it to further his propaganda, Kamra appeared to brazen it out by saying that BSE has a low sense of humour.
Known for posting controversial content on his Twitter page, last year, Kunal Kamra had to temporarily deactivate his Twitter account after some Twitter users dug up his old tweets containing embarrassing jokes on Muslims. When MeToo took India by storm, Kunal Kamra admitted that he turned a blind eye to the sexual harassment perpetrated by one of his friends.