Salman Khan has been sentenced to 5 years jail time after he was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Wednesday. The news has had a devastating effect on his industry friends and fans across the globe.
While some have kept him in their prayers, there are two popular personalities who are being slammed on Twitter for their outrageous comments in support of the superstar.
Jewellery designer and Susanne Khan's sister Farah Khan Ali and singer Abhijeet's social media posts drew immense flak and have been dubbed as 'insensitive' by many.
While Farah wrote, "A sad day personally for me to know that Salman Khan has been convicted with maximum punishment. @BeingSalmanKhan," Abhijeet posted, "Roads are meant for cars and dogs not for people sleeping on them.. @BeingSalmanKhan is not at fault at all..@arbaazSkhan @sonakshisinha."
Their first tweets were followed by a string of posts, in which they further expressed their opinion on the judgement. However, it didn't go down well with many. Here are some posts in reaction to the fierce views:
Seema Tiwari: @Arpit_Jn @FarahKhanAli Dumbo celebrities! They weren't sleeping on the road! The SUV crushed them while they were sleeping on the footpath!
Apoorvi: @FarahKhanAli Looks like YOU are high today (sic).
Dhaval Fofandi: @FarahKhanAli nd it's good to drink n drive right? Poor people don't have home to sleep, why don't u provide them ?!!!
Tushar Roy: @FarahKhanAli u r really stupid.
Zaara: The govt oh! The rich people should travel in planes so that they dont crush anyone. I have sympathy for him but you are mad @FarahKhanAli
Rahulkr1234: @abhijeetsinger ha bhai, tum Desh ke kanoon ke uper ho,apna court khol ke Salman ko free kar do
Amit Adichwal: @abhijeetsinger @BeingSalmanKhan @arbaazSkhan Yes roads r meant for driving and not pavements, MORON
Prashanth adey: @abhijeetsinger @BeingSalma samne hota toh jhute se marta tere muh par.. Tum sab saale k***e hoo
Piyush Kr Srivastava: @abhijeetsinger @BeingSalmanKhan shame on you..so you can drive while drunk.idiot
Shubham Patni: @abhijeetsinger @beingsalmankhan @sonakshisinha Shame on myself that i followed u Moron:-
Shruti Rao: @abhijeetsinger @tetisheri who is this idiot and why are people even giving him attention?@BeingSalmanKhan @sonakshisinha
Additionally, embedded below are tweets from the celebs which triggered a spate of reaction:
Salman is responsible for the lively hood of many people at large and the judgement is too harsh. I hope he gets some reprive in appeal.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
I have a right to my opinion whether any1 here likes it or not just like u have a right 2 urs.I do wish Salman does not get max punishment— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
So abusing me &calling me names 4 my opinion doesnt make me a diff bec I will say it whether u like it or not.Dont want to read,dont follow— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
Prayers for Salman and all families affected by this judgement. God is great. @BeingSalmanKhan . Keep faith— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
I do feel sorry for the victim and his family and did not say that there should be no punishment. However I feel it should not be maximum.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
Salman is genuinely a very good human being and he made a mistake. He did not intentionally want to kill someone & now he has to pay a price— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
But to put him away for a very long time is not something I would want to happen to him bec he is responsible for the livelihood of so many— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
Maybe my opinion stems frm d fact tht he is a friend & I know his family but I will still maintain my stand &pray he does nt serve max time— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
The govt should be responsible for housing ppl.If no 1was sleeping on d road in any other country Salman wuld not have driven over anybody.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
It's like penalising a train driver because someone decided to cross the tracks and got killed in the bargain. #salmankhancase— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
No one should be sleeping on the road or footpath. It is dangerous to do that just like it is dangerous to cross tracks.— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
Anyway thank u for ur opinions abuses et all. Ur always welcome just like I am entitled 2 voice mine.Will pray tht Salman gets som reprieve— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
My ppl not sleeping on the road tweet is meant to mock the govt not d poor ppl Bec every govt is responsible to provide housing to its ppl— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
And I never said that Salman was faultless. I said 5 yrs is very harsh punishment. He should get less Bec he is a good citizen otherwise— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) May 6, 2015
Come out fraternity, support @BeingSalmanKhan boldly not hypocriticly Roads footpath r not meant 4 sleeping, not driver's or alcohol's fault— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015
Suicide is crime so is sleeping on footpath..80% homeles film ppl strugld achievd stardom but never slept on footpath @BeingSalmanKhan— abhijeet (@abhijeetsinger) May 6, 2015