Thanks to Social media for the instant news and happy photographs, earlier on 26th January on the eve of Republic Day, the world’s tallest man-made building ‘Burj Khalifa’ in UAE was lit up with Indian tricolor flag. Addition to this, a popular patriotic single from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Jai Ho was played during the occasion.
Now, there are some annoying things that mislead people, and imagine if a well-praised personality, unfortunately, shares this hoax news? Yes! this is what exactly happened the on Diwali at Golden Temple, Amritsar.
While it is assumed that the Internet has a waist full of knowledge to offer and a handful of crap to flavor our curiosity, most of the day to day things we acknowledge on the social media are fake, well, not always. And this picture tops everything in such aspect.
Check out the picture-tweet that is going viral,
How stunning is the Golden Temple looking. No crackers and instead lanterns up in the sky…?? pic.twitter.com/IPZYe2AJwo
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) October 20, 2017
— Jaspreet Singh (@jaspreetlko68) October 20, 2017
Even, Big B Amitabh Bachchan shared this,
this is simply DIVINE … !! https://t.co/R5DiAsMzOp
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 20, 2017
Now, soon after the picture went viral, people went scrutinizing the picture, revealed the original one and confirmed it fake. They went trolling those people for sharing the photograph with almost non-existent authenticity.
Check out the Twitter reactions here:
It's a photo-shopped image… pic.twitter.com/5c3GlOQ39R
— Rajesh Kejriwal (@raj20k) October 21, 2017
— Balbir singh (@Balbirs30809149) October 20, 2017
Fake and more fake coming from bhakts and their under cover megaphone ?
— Vivek Singh (@singhvivek73) October 21, 2017
T2-The person behind this has already claimed that he used a lanten scene from disney movies and merged it with the photograph of gurudawara
— Moheet bambi (@mohitbambi) October 20, 2017
You talk about fake images all time everywhere and look who is talking now!
— Chintan (@Teh_Diver) October 20, 2017
This Image is photoshoped Dolt. This is the New Image of India by NASA thing
— Amlan (@i_amlanp) October 20, 2017
While everything is going on a high swing, the man behind this picture has come out claiming that it is a fake picture and he edited it before posting. He added that it is a piece of art and no trick to fool people.
Check out his tweets here:
— Navkaran Brar (@BrarNavkaran) October 20, 2017
After the pic went viral, he wrote, “Overall work is by me, not by someone else & yes it’s editing & not real I’ve created art not made fool of anyone, thnx”.
Overall work is by me ?? not by someone else & yes it’s editing & not real I’ve created art not made fool of anyone , thnx???
— Navkaran Brar (@BrarNavkaran) October 21, 2017
After all, the picture has garnered so much attention that people actually stopped caring about the authenticity of it. Navkaran’s reply is already overshadowed by the matter of popularity his edited picture has earned.