The Viral Fever’s YouTube webseries like Barely Speaking With Arnub, Tripling and Pitchers had struck a chord with a large audience.
Twitter users are now lashing out at Arunabh Kumar, TVF’s founder, over accusations of sexual harassment made in an anonymous article published on Medium.com. Twitter’s (predictable) outrage seems to be stemming from the personal investment many had made through many hours of viewing TVF’s content.
Have people started uninstalling TVF app already because of Arunabh Kumar or that will start after some time ?— Divya Kr Gupta (@cooldivay) March 13, 2017
I pledge not to watch TVF shows any more. #BoycottTVF is the way to teach the molester Arunabh Kumar a lesson— Agnivo Niyogi (@Aagan86) March 13, 2017
Kumar’s response to the allegations, made in an interview to Mumbai Mirror, didn’t win him much support either.
I think Arunabh Kumar's statement to Mumbai Mirror shows arrogance and total indifference to the issue.— Ankit Jain (@indiantweeter) March 14, 2017
Did #ArunabhKumar just say, "If I find a woman sexy, I tell her that. What's wrong in that?" If you do that at work, it's harassment!— Rahul Bajaj (@rahulbajaj) March 14, 2017
Allegations against Arunabh Kumar could very well be false. But how can TVF dismiss them without any investigation?— Spaminder Bharti (@attomeybharti) March 13, 2017
But Twitter never has been a black-or-white sort of space, so there are plenty who also came out in support of an investigation to prove or disprove the allegations before dragging Kumar over the coals.
Let's get the truth out about Arunabh Kumar in the court of law, because it's really looking like a well-crafted smear campaign against TVF.— Gaurang Bailoor (@gaurang_b) March 13, 2017