Tirupati: In order to counter rising trolls and social media negativity against the Manchu family, State Manchu Yuvasena Fans Association filed a complaint against some meme pages and YouTube channels, at the SP office, Tirupati Urban District on Wednesday.
Association president Sunil Chakravarthy and others handed over a complaint letter in this regard to Tirupati SP Ch. Venkata Appala Naidu. They mentioned that for the last few days, personal trolls and derogatory remarks against the Manchu family were being posted on social media.
Following the release of Mohan Babu’s latest film ‘Son of India’, memes and trolls against the actor and his family have flooded on social media. The senior actor has become a target online for his new film, which failed to create any magic at the box office. A number of trolls mocked Mohan Babu for not being able to attract many viewers to the theatres.
Meanwhile, numerous pictures and videos also made rounds on social media trolling Manchu Mohan Babu and his son Manchu Vishnu’s interaction with AP minister Perni Nani. Against this backdrop, the actor’s family has hit back with their PR team issuing a letter to meme pages and YouTube channels, urging them to not only refrain from posting derogatory content in the future but also to delete all the ones posted.
Earlier, members of the association had also issued a legal notice to trolls. "As the advance bookings of Mohan Babu’s film ‘Son of India’ started, social media has been flooded with memes and trolls. Because of this, the opening day bookings have been weak", fans association president Chakravarthy said while speaking to reporters at the SP office.
"Back then too, Manchu Vishnu and his family members were targeted during MAA elections. There were numerous trolls on Vishnu during this election as well, but he ended up winning the post. Now, the trolling has turned derogatory after the release of ‘Son of India’. Even women were being targeted and trolled", Chakravarthy lamented.
A couple of days ago, Mohan Babu and his son and MAA president Vishnu Manchu also filed a legal complaint against online bullies and websites that mocked the film. In a letter issued by the father-son duo, they called out the mockery as they were downright hurting their feelings and requested all social media platforms to look into their complaint and remove abusive comments immediately.