With the rising tensions between India and China, the anti-China sentiment in this country has become palpable. This has given rise to a lot of nonsensical rhetoric, as well as some extremely strange situations.
A video on Twitter shows BJP workers in West Bengal’s Asansol rallying to burn an effigy of Kim Jong Un, as they confused him with China President Xi Jinping.
The men wore BJP masks and took to the streets, shouting slogans encouraging people to boycott China. When asked, one of them confidently says that they plan to burn North Korean Premier Kim Jong’s effigy.
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Lavanya Ballal | ಲಾವಣ್ಯ ಬಲ್ಲಾಳ್ (@LavanyaBallal) June 18, 2020
This whole incident led to a lot of ridicule online, with many bewildered at how such a massive goof-up could even occur.
Kim jong be like😹 https://t.co/E7hX6CQSj4 pic.twitter.com/nFAAPvO596— KeetaAnu Malik (@VirusUncle) June 18, 2020
“China ka jo ‘pardhanmantri’ hai Kim Jong, uska hum putla jalayenge.”— Amit Schandillia (@Schandillia) June 18, 2020
Translation: We will burn effigy of China’s PM Kim Jong.
Video courtesy @srinivasiyc pic.twitter.com/vHVwh0uVuS
Kim Jon isay chodega nahi dekh lena. 😂🤷🏻♂️— 𝓓𝓮𝓮𝓹𝓪𝓴 𝓢𝓱𝓾𝓴𝓵𝓪 دیپک شکلا🍋🌶️ (@Deep4IND) June 18, 2020
Can’t stop laughing, it’s our mistake if we can’t stop laugh. They are not going to change , many more blunders to come!— Abdulla ks (@abdullaks) June 18, 2020
Did he just say king jong is the prime minister of China???— Schlau Katze | ಜಾಣ ಬೆಕ್ಕು (@Die5chlauKatz3) June 18, 2020
Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un to Bhakt brigade: This guy is Modiji, right? pic.twitter.com/B6XRdl6zD6— Older Wiser and now आत्मा-निर्भर (@thathappydad) June 18, 2020
Dear @NetflixIndia— Republic Of Fekoslovakia (@Fekoslovakian) June 18, 2020
😡😡😡Remove ‘Made In China’ movie from your platform else i will gonna burn Kim Jong’s Statue too!!!
According to BJP, China’s ‘Prime Minister’ is Kim Jong.— Sangram Satpathy (@sangramsatpath9) June 18, 2020
So North Korea has annexed China or what? https://t.co/nHUHUGKlsq
Hahaha these goons are funny hahahh— KaytraAo (@kaytraao) June 18, 2020
Result of WhatsApp University.— Rashmi (@rasnandish) June 18, 2020
When stupidity and racism combine… 🙄https://t.co/V9E3H0RNa8— Raghu Ram (@tweetfromRaghu) June 19, 2020
Ladakh clash: BJP workers mistakenly burn Kim Jong Un’s effigy in protest— Amaresh Kulu Mishra (@MishraKulu) June 19, 2020
(Usko pata chalega to 😂😂😂) pic.twitter.com/sJiBeJTmkN
BJP workers burn an effigy of North Korean’s Kim Jong to teach China a lesson..— Troll Bollywood™ (@iamTrollBolly) June 18, 2020
Kim Jong :- pic.twitter.com/25F2HjeaN6
The violence at the border has given rise to a spate of incidents that are regressive and completely pointless. But at least they make for entertaining news.