the obscure probably untalented so called musician akon is coming to sri lanka.
even though 99.99%+ sri lankans don't know and care about him there is supposedly some 'vast movement' (consisting of a fell-from-the-sky facebook group of few ppl) objecting and protesting against him, bc akon has supposedly insulted buddhism.
that is the spin. most of it coming from same media group that is promoting akon here.
stones were in fact thrown at offices of media group promoting the moron, by ppl who definitely did not look like they were practicing buddhists but looked more like few jobless idiots hired to throw stones.
seriously look at any pics of the incident and decide whether ppl throwing stones look like 'fundamentalist buddhists' or some drug addicts picked off the street to throw stones for few bucks?
unlike in past protests conducted in the name of buddhism, no monks were to be seen actively protesting. one group of monks had a media conference.
iow , imo all this looks like a cheap publicity stunt.
so cheap that ppl who are promoting this spin online are bloggers and websites who are known to repeat any lie as long as they get to create some non existing controversy and perhaps some rupees.
anyone want to bet that jobless who made few bucks here were not all throwing stones? lol
which 'news' website was trying unsuccessfully to make a big story about the ' vast protest movement ' aka above mentioned facebook group? hmmm.
which blogger is excitedly writing multiple posts about the same akon one after another, (while advising others to 'chill out' no less) ? hmmm
[a screen-shot of indi.padashow's twitter feed with its exclusively akon tweets and blog post announcements . 'chilling out' or excitement at at last getting a 'job' after fonseka ended up in prison? lol]
who got exclusive pics and quick access (to supposed target) before, during, and after, the 'stone throwing' ? hmmm.
did anyone say dinidu de alwis @ perambara and indi padashow samarajiva @ indi.ca? lol.
anyway in spite of all that 'preparation', excitement, pics, and access, they were so out of material to make this into some sort of big incident with any significance that they resorted to silly lies.
for one instance among many, indi padashow says "the last big star to come to sri lanka got grenades thrown at him. shah rukh khan escaped..."
in the first place akon is nowhere near a 'big star'. other 'big stars' (including shah rukh khan himself) did come to sri lanka after the incident referred, which happened half a dozen years ago.
here (click to enlarge) is the screen-shot of his confused argument trying to make present akon publicity stunt antics into a fundamental right to life issue using that long past shah rukh khan incident.
anyway what are facts when indi.padashow and ilk want to put their 'talents' and online assets at the service of a pr machine and pontificate about something or other while insulting sri lankans. huh?
will i get attacked through second hand blogs for pointing out who is helping out in cheap publicity stunts? lol
screenshots and captions etc added later. also few changes to text were made.
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