Thursday, September 24, 2020
Home Social Media Rana Ayyub is ‘male’? Netizens poke fun after ‘journalist’ shares COVID-19 negative test report

Rana Ayyub is ‘male’? Netizens poke fun after ‘journalist’ shares COVID-19 negative test report

Rana Ayyub had shared last week that she had tested positive for COVID after her oxygen levels dipped. She had also shared on Twitter that she has looking for a hospital bed to get herself admitted.

Controversial journalist Rana Ayyub today shared a COVID-19 report on Twitter that had the social media in splits.

The journalist had taken to Twitter to share a COVID-19 report, seemingly to assert that she has tested negative for the coronavirus. However, she could not evade the questioning eyes on the social media platform, who were quick to point out that the gender column in the report shared by Ayyub reads “male”. 

Rana was quick to pull down the tweet and subsequently post another screenshot of a COVID-19 report in which sex column was conveniently cropped out. However, this did not stop the netizens from poking fun at the journalist for uploading a report that categorised her as “male”. 

Following the gaffe, jokes and jibes regarding Ayyub’s identity flooded the platform. One user shared the image of Pakistani singer Taheer Shah, claiming that they resemble each other a lot.

- Advertisement -

A Twitter user who goes by the handle @arunpudur jokingly wondered if Rana is gender fluid to have been categorised as “male” in the report shared by her. He also insinuated if Rana had actually gotten admitted to the hospital to supposedly get her body cleaned up of drugs.

One of the social media users inquiringly questioned Rana Ayyub as to when she underwent a gender change operation. 

Another Twitter user, Ankur Singh, suspected if the report shared by Rana Ayyub was her at all. He also shared suspicions as to whether the ‘journalist’ had actually been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Another user claimed that Ayyub had probably faked her coronavirus positive news to gain sympathy in the social media and also praise the Maharashtra government for getting cured so fast.

Rana Ayyub had today posted a tweet asserting that she had tested negative for COVID-19, a malady caused by the Wuhan coronavirus. Last week, she had she took to Twitter to inform that her oxygen levels dipped last night and eventually she tested positive for Chinese virus. She had claimed she is looking for a hospital bed in Navi Mumbai to get herself admitted. 

While netizens took a dig at Rana Ayyub for uploading a report that had her labelled as male, there are several incidents when the journalist was accused of spreading misinformation and fake news during the pandemic.

She had shared a video claiming a labourer on Shramik Special train died of starvation while it was due to an existing health condition. She was also found shielding the Tablighi Jamaat, the congregation of Muslims which acted as one of the initial hotspots for the spread of Chinese coronavirus. Further, along with leftist ‘historian’ William Dalrymple, she was caught spreading the old image of curfew defaulters being punished as that of migrant labourers.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Jinit Jain
Engineer. Writer. Learner.

Related Articles

Trending now

Triple talaq to child marriage: All the crimes against ‘Bilkis’ that Indian liberals would have supported

‘Bilkis’ could be any face in the crowd. In India, ‘Bilkis’ could come in many forms. But Indian liberals love just one of them.

Monsoon session of Lok Sabha concludes, becomes the most productive session in the history with productivity rate of 167%

September 20 was the most productive day of the current session 17th Lok Sabha with 234 per cent of productivity.

Rana Ayyub lies again, this time while writing an ode to the old lady protestor at Shaheen Bagh for Time’s 100 most influential people...

Rana has written that Shaheen Bagh protestor 'Bilkis' was sitting to protest against the CAA that could "block Muslims from citizenship".

Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, three others summoned by NCB in Bollywood drug probe

Deepika’s name had emerged in the drug abuse probe earlier this week after her WhatsApp conversations went viral.

BJP govt must be careful about ecosystem trying to engineer price rises

BJP government needs to watch out about what comes next. The so called “age of controls” may be over, but the mentality of that era might not be.

No coercive step against Facebook exec for ‘role’ in Delhi riots, says Delhi Assembly panel after SC sends notice

Dehi Assembly panel had sent summons to Facebook India head Atul Mohan alleging ‘deliberate inaction’ by the social media giant against alleged hate speech that ‘culminated in the Delhi riots’

Recently Popular

KWAN representative told me that I need to attend Karan Johar Parties to make a comeback to movies: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

One of the main things is that you need to be seen at Karan Johar's parties, KWAN representative had told Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

‘Are your breasts real? Can I touch?’ Actress Sherlyn Chopra accuses KWAN talent agency co-founder of sexual misconduct

Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra on Tuesday took to Twitter to call out sexual misconduct of KWAN talent agency co-founder Anirban Blah.

Nikhil Dwivedi, filmmaker and director of talent agency owned by Salman Khan, claims latter did not buy stakes in KWAN. Read details

Uniworld Big Talent (UBT) owned by Salman Khan, holds major stakes in Big Bang Media Venture, the holding company which owns KWAN.

Casting director of Rhea Chakraborty’s debut film ‘Jalebi’ among 10 Bollywood personalities to have died in the past few months. Read the details here

A post containing the list of recent deaths of Bollywood celebs and the alleged reasons behind their deaths is being widely shared.

Goa Police arrests actress Poonam Pandey’s husband Sam Ahmed Bombay for assaulting and molesting her

Born and brought up in United Arab Emirates, Sam is an ad-filmmaker and a producer. He had done projects with celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone amongst others.

Complaint filed against William Dalrymple for flouting visa norms, trying to interfere in India’s internal affairs

Supreme Court advocate and author Monika Arora has stated that William Dalrymple has violated visa norms by trying to interfere in India's democratic process and trample on her freedom of expression.

Triple talaq to child marriage: All the crimes against ‘Bilkis’ that Indian liberals would have supported

‘Bilkis’ could be any face in the crowd. In India, ‘Bilkis’ could come in many forms. But Indian liberals love just one of them.

What they did on 5th August, was the last nail on the ‘coffin of India’: Farooq Abdullah says Kashmiris would prefer to be ruled...

Abdullah stated, "once the restrictions are lifted, lakhs of Kashmiris will hit the streets protesting against the Modi government".

Monsoon session of Lok Sabha concludes, becomes the most productive session in the history with productivity rate of 167%

September 20 was the most productive day of the current session 17th Lok Sabha with 234 per cent of productivity.

Former Amnesty India head Aakar Patel arrested for tweets on PM Narendra Modi, BJP-RSS and Ghanchi caste; released on bail

Aakar Patel was arrested by Surat Police on a complaint filed by BJP MLA from Surat West constituency Purnesh Modi

Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi succumbs to Coronavirus

Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi passed away at the AIIMS in New Delhi, he had tested positive for Coronavirys on 11 Septemter

Properties made available for sale or rent only to Muslims appear on several real estate portals

Even in a cosmopolitan city such as Mumbai, bigoted homeowners actively discriminate between tenants.

KWAN representative told me that I need to attend Karan Johar Parties to make a comeback to movies: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

One of the main things is that you need to be seen at Karan Johar's parties, KWAN representative had told Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

CBI carries out multiple raids along India-Bangladesh border; BSF officer and 3 others booked in illegal cattle trade case

A BSF officer along with 3 others booked by the CBI in connection with the illegal cattle trade along India-Bangladesh border

Pakistan plans to turn illegally occupied Gilgit-Baltistan into a province; the decision to benefit China and CPEC

Pakistan government have received support from all parties to convert Gilgit Baltistan into a full province of the country

Rana Ayyub lies again, this time while writing an ode to the old lady protestor at Shaheen Bagh for Time’s 100 most influential people...

Rana has written that Shaheen Bagh protestor 'Bilkis' was sitting to protest against the CAA that could "block Muslims from citizenship".

Connect with us

244,181FansLike
454,842FollowersFollow
16,700SubscribersSubscribe