Last week, the Tamil Nadu government had placed a request to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to either stop or ban the release of show’s second season. In a letter to I&B minister Prakash Javadekar, Tamil Nadu IT Minister T Mano Thangaraj said the trailer presented Tamilians in a “highly objectionable manner”. However, in spite of these requests and demands, the series is all set to release on June 4.
2 days before the release, on June 2nd #ShameOnYouSamantha was trending on twitter with a lot of social media users criticizing Samantha for taking up the role.
As a person from Chennai, you should have know the sentiments of Tamil people.
— Pooja (@Pooja53156657) June 2, 2021
Why work in project if you know it includes contents which will surely affect the mind of people who loves you the most #ShameonYouSamantha
You should surely answer to those people
— NAVi 🌐 (@nvnidknry) June 2, 2021
— கபிரியேல் (Gabriel) (@0xGabe) June 2, 2021
While this was trending initially, Samantha fans collectively took effort to trend the #WeSupportSamantha yesterday. Now, a lot of Samantha fans and fanclubs have made it possible to trend the same and to prove that they stand in solidarity with the actress. Now, it stands as the number 1 trending on twitter.
We Are With You @Samanthaprabhu2 ❤️
Wherever you go , Whatever you do
We’ll always be there for Supporting You 🙌
— Anil Samantha (@Anil_Sammu) June 2, 2021
— SandhyaSamanthaFan™ (@SandhyaSamFan) June 3, 2021
Nothing that’s great ever came easy.. you are always blessed with best things after all the unsaid struggles.. sleepless nights and painful memories. This struggle will let you cherish the series victory even more @Samanthaprabhu2 🥰 ❤️❤️ #WeLoveSamantha #WeSupportSamantha
— Sravanti (@sravi_sam) June 2, 2021
Meanwhile, the directors of the show Raj and DK have issued a statement to answer to the backlash. As a part of their statement they said, “we are very cognizant of the sentiments of the Tamil people and Tamil culture and have nothing but the utmost love and respect towards our Tamil people.”
— LetsOTT GLOBAL (@LetsOTT) May 24, 2021
Some fans are also urging people to wait for the series to release so that they could watch it and then make a judgement. The series releases tomorrow on Amazon Prime Video and only after watching it we will know if they have disrespected the Tamil Eelam or not.