Twitter bans Sherlyn Chopra from posting 'bold' pictures

Tuesday, 22 June 2010 - 12:00pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

"I’m an Indian and I shall not do anything that goes against my ethos,” the small-time actress who had posted her nude pictures online said.

Actress Sherlyn Chopra has become the first Indian celebrity to be banned by Twitter from putting up images which authorities in the microblogging site fear might be provocative enough to raise a controversy.

Chopra had posted her nude pictures on the site a few days ago. This caused many eyebrows to be raised, after which the small-time actress took the pictures off from her profile.

Chopra also faces the threat of legal action by a rights group in Mumbai for her act.

A source said, “Sherlyn Chopra has converted her account (@SherlynChopra) into an exhibition of her images. This public display has attracted eyeballs resulting in an increasing number of followers each day.

"But these provocative images have been condemned by a section of the followers who claim to be social activists.

"Not only have they threatened online to lodge an FIR against her but have successfully managed to inform Twitter about her act and lodge an official complaint against her.

"The site has now asked her not to upload bold images.”

Chopra said, “Nice, beautiful girls get bullied online because all it takes is one jerk with a log-in and a grudge to launch a vicious, nameless attack.

"These people resent women because they feel outpaced by them and express it anonymously.

"Is there no freedom of expression anymore? My images are sensual, not suggestive. I’m an Indian and I shall not do anything that goes against my ethos.”

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