Mumbai: Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam, who has been regularly sharing details about the devastating floods in Kerala on social media, today became a butt of jokes after posting pictures of himself sleeping at a relief camp in the southern state.
"I slept at a relief camp last night in Changanacherry. Most people didn't sleep thinking of a uncertain tomorrow," he tweeted today tagging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah among others.
I slept at a relief camp last night in Changanacherry. Most people didn’t sleep thinking of a uncertain tomo @narendramodi @AmitShah @BJP4India @BJP4Keralam @PiyushGoyal @dpradhanbjp pic.twitter.com/xQgnYjfZx5— Alphons KJ (@alphonstourism) August 22, 2018
However, the good intentions of the minister behind the tweet were overlooked and KJ Alphons was trolled by twitterati for posing for the picture.
Twitter users also came up with a new hashtag #Kannanthanamsleepchallenge -and shared their pictures while sleeping with hilarious captions.
Even as the minister clarified that the photo was uploaded by his personal staff, social media users kept poking fun at him.
"We have heard of sleepwalking. Have also seen it in person during our hostel days. But it's for the first time that we're seeing someone posting pictures of themselves sleeping on Facebook when they are sleeping. Even in the midst of this flood disaster, this man will make us die of laughter," added one user.
Take a look at the creative tweets users came up with:
#KannanthanamSleepChallenge.— Sara..thush (@neeharabindu) August 22, 2018
Sleeping after hard day of work
Please note: I am the one who is sleeping, but I am the one uploading photo while I am sleeping, because I am the sleeping I am the uploading
Kumbidi kku polum tholpikkan aavilla makkale pic.twitter.com/PT9SgtWdC3